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xtremejimmy

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So lately, i've been noticing I have an electrical problem. (Just surfaced about 2-3 weeks ago). When i go to start the car sometimes and put the key to the on position, it seems that not much electricity is going to the gauges or something (like if it has a bad connection?), and then it goes fine. Hard to start sometimes because i hear the clack clack clack (solenoid of starter>), but then it starts after numerous tries. Now, a new problem surfaced, in which im assuming is related to this whole issue at hand. When im driving, at random times, the car just stops running. For no apparent reason. Just cruising at a constant speed, just cuts. Its happened to me 3 times already in the past week. So far, I checked the starter cables (cleaned them and tightened them). Checked the terminals on the battery (cleaned and reapplied firmly). What else can it be? It also says "charge system fault" sometimes at startup.
 
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2006 MN6 Coupe
My first guess would be that you need a new battery. Otherwise, you should check the operation of the alternator. Being not too bright myself, I'd take the car to a decent dealer & let them check for codes that have been set.
 
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xtremejimmy

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I already replaced the battery with a new optima red top battery, and still the same issue occurs.
 

motorman

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2008 Crystal Red Tint Coat
So lately, i've been noticing I have an electrical problem. (Just surfaced about 2-3 weeks ago). When i go to start the car sometimes and put the key to the on position, it seems that not much electricity is going to the gauges or something (like if it has a bad connection?), and then it goes fine. Hard to start sometimes because i hear the clack clack clack (solenoid of starter>), but then it starts after numerous tries. Now, a new problem surfaced, in which im assuming is related to this whole issue at hand. When im driving, at random times, the car just stops running. For no apparent reason. Just cruising at a constant speed, just cuts. Its happened to me 3 times already in the past week. So far, I checked the starter cables (cleaned them and tightened them). Checked the terminals on the battery (cleaned and reapplied firmly). What else can it be? It also says "charge system fault" sometimes at startup.
unplug the ground connections on the frame near the front of the engine and check for corrosion. check this website for a picture. http://www.ccwp.org/pages/news_motorman.shtml#C5 Throwing Codes
 

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