Re: [DML] sudden loss of power
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Re: [DML] sudden loss of power

In a message dated 6/27/2005 7:46:12 A.M. Central Standard Time,  5n-@xxxxxxx 

Hey  guys, sometimes when I'm driving I'll hit a small bump and notice 
my car  jerk with a sudden loss of power as if the key was turned off-
then it  immediatly restore back to being fine. This is kinda scary to 
happen  especially when I'm really far from home because I'm affraid 
the engine  will stop all together. Other times I'll go over a really 
rough part of  road and have no problems at all. Has this happened to 
anyone else, any  ideas on causes, fixes? Thanks guys! -----Dani B.  


You are having an intermittent electrical failure.
Places to check (not all inclusive): 
1. Battery cables and where the negative attaches to frame
2. brown wire distribution area behind rear wall on passenger side in  
pontoon section
3. RPM relay or any engine related fuse or relay
4. inertia switch and connections
5. harnesses that plug into ignition and idle ECU's
6. spark plug wires,coil wire, and wires that go to top of coil
7. engine-to-frame ground
8. ignition resistor connections ( may need to be cut and recrimped)
9. ignition switch in steering column (likely can be verified by hitting  
steering wheel while engine is running and see if tach jumps)
10. plugs in rear bulkhead connection area
I suggest checking each one of these, cleaning them, and applying clear  
dielectric grease to contact areas.
Good Luck!

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