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The car cuts out losses power all gauges go crazy

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  • biggerA Jan 02, 2009

    hesitates about the time it is shifting into over drive, only does it when accelerating.

  • gibson_donal Feb 06, 2009

    my car did the same before stopping on me, now she won't start and the dash won't come on!

  • tradaghast Feb 08, 2009

    car misses at about 38, 48 mph. check engine light on. have changed plugs, wires, and intake manifold with no results. also guage cluster goes crazy with lights and bells.

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Check your alternator - this is more than likely the cause. advanced auto or oreily's should be able to check this for free.

if that isn't the issue - you probably have a bad ground in your electrical system. could be expensive.

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  • jebediah311 Apr 18, 2009

    now, the shifting issue may stem from a compression problem with the TCC or torque clutch converter. which is notoriously bad is you have the 4t60 or 4t65 model transmissions. These cars have some of the best engines ever made but not so good on the tranny. I have the same problem with my TCC - it's too expensive to fix. I have installed a tranny cooler designed for RVs to keep the tranny running cool and it seems to make a difference.

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