MY DURANGO HAS STARTED CUTTING OFF RANDOMLY

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1999 Dodge Durango
  • 182,000 miles

My durango has started cutting off randomly. Check gages and all other indicator come on and the gas hand goes to empty. Oil level, battery indicator, etc all go hay wire. Ive had it check by auto zone, and a professional mechanic today. Neither could figure the problem. Mechanic suggested replacing electrical parts starting with computer but doesnt know if thats the problem

Monday, October 22nd, 2012 AT 11:03 PM

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  • Tiny
  • caradiodoc
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  • 24,980 posts

Next time this happens observe the voltage gauge on the dash, and measure the battery voltage while the engine is still running. It must be between 13.75 and 14.75 volts. If it is low, suspect the brushes in the alternator. All of the computers will act up if system voltage is low.

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Monday, October 22nd, 2012 AT 11:36 PM

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