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I have a 2003 Ford Escape. Just had big 90k check up. While drivign along, all of the suddent the dial needles on the dash swing wildly to the righ (Water tem, RPM, Speed, Fuel. Car performs, but cathces for a second. Is happening more frequently now. Any ideas? Is it safe to drive?

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Most likely you have a diode going bad in your altenator,autozone,advance auto check altenators for free, but since it does'nt do it all the time, your altenator may even check good,but still be in process of that diode burning out,keep yor eye on the battery guage for it to fall down,when it does,have it checked then. safe to drive but no long trips out of town until you get it repaired. thank you for choosing

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