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LOSES POWER WHILE DRIVING

THE AIR WILL SHUT OFF, RADIO GOES OFF & IF I SLOW DOWN TOO MUCH OR COME TO A STOP & TRY TO ACCEL IT SPUTTERS & DIES.
ONE TIME I FIDDLED WITH THE BATTERY WIRES & AFTER MOVING THE NEGATIVE AROUND, IT STARTED BACK UP AGAIN......ANY IDEAS AS TO WHY IT DOES THIS WHILE DRIVING?

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  • GOTMYWINGS Aug 29, 2008

    If the car is running & I disconnect the battery then the car dies, is that a sure sign it's the alternator?

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I had the same problem and it was the alternator was not putting out . It also drained the battery to nothing. it was still under waranty, at that time, and both items were replaced.

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