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1998 Nissan Altima Power goes off while driving

 
Jake
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      13th October 2009, 05:19 PM
While I am driving at seemingly random times, all the power will go
off in my car for one or two seconds. If it stays off long enough, the
engine shuts down.

It may happen twice in one day, and not happen again for weeks.

In the past year, I have gotten a new battery, wires, new connectors
for the battery, gotten my alternator tested and it seems to be ok.

What could the problem be?
 
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E. Meyer
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      13th October 2009, 07:33 PM
On 10/13/09 12:19 PM, in article
be59d52d-4768-4278-9c0d-efb792128413...oglegroups.com, "Jake"
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> While I am driving at seemingly random times, all the power will go
> off in my car for one or two seconds. If it stays off long enough, the
> engine shuts down.
>
> It may happen twice in one day, and not happen again for weeks.
>
> In the past year, I have gotten a new battery, wires, new connectors
> for the battery, gotten my alternator tested and it seems to be ok.
>
> What could the problem be?


Hondas of that vintage have similar problems that usually trace to burned
contacts in the ignition switch.

 
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Striker
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      17th October 2009, 10:28 AM
If it is all the power in the car, I would check and clean and retighten all
of the grounds.

Striker

"Jake" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:be59d52d-4768-4278-9c0d-(E-Mail Removed)...
> While I am driving at seemingly random times, all the power will go
> off in my car for one or two seconds. If it stays off long enough, the
> engine shuts down.
>
> It may happen twice in one day, and not happen again for weeks.
>
> In the past year, I have gotten a new battery, wires, new connectors
> for the battery, gotten my alternator tested and it seems to be ok.
>
> What could the problem be?



 
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E. Meyer
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      17th October 2009, 04:54 PM
Since there are multiple grounds for various different systems, I would say
if all the power goes out, it is either the main ground at the
alternator/battery or something else entirely. Chances of the problem being
all the grounds simultaneously are pretty close to zero.


On 10/17/09 5:28 AM, in article hbc69s$d2$(E-Mail Removed),
"Striker" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> If it is all the power in the car, I would check and clean and retighten all
> of the grounds.
>
> Striker
>
> "Jake" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:be59d52d-4768-4278-9c0d-(E-Mail Removed)...
>> While I am driving at seemingly random times, all the power will go
>> off in my car for one or two seconds. If it stays off long enough, the
>> engine shuts down.
>>
>> It may happen twice in one day, and not happen again for weeks.
>>
>> In the past year, I have gotten a new battery, wires, new connectors
>> for the battery, gotten my alternator tested and it seems to be ok.
>>
>> What could the problem be?

>
>


 
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Striker
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      18th October 2009, 02:16 PM
It is just good practice if checking grounds to go over all of them. I was
not saying all the grounds was the cause of the problem.

Striker


"E. Meyer" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:C6FF6106.12B7C%(E-Mail Removed)...
> Since there are multiple grounds for various different systems, I would
> say
> if all the power goes out, it is either the main ground at the
> alternator/battery or something else entirely. Chances of the problem
> being
> all the grounds simultaneously are pretty close to zero.
>
>
> On 10/17/09 5:28 AM, in article hbc69s$d2$(E-Mail Removed),
> "Striker" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>> If it is all the power in the car, I would check and clean and retighten
>> all
>> of the grounds.
>>
>> Striker
>>
>> "Jake" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:be59d52d-4768-4278-9c0d-(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> While I am driving at seemingly random times, all the power will go
>>> off in my car for one or two seconds. If it stays off long enough, the
>>> engine shuts down.
>>>
>>> It may happen twice in one day, and not happen again for weeks.
>>>
>>> In the past year, I have gotten a new battery, wires, new connectors
>>> for the battery, gotten my alternator tested and it seems to be ok.
>>>
>>> What could the problem be?

>>
>>

>



 
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