WHILE DRIVING THE ELECTRICAL POWER GOES OFF ...

  • Tiny
  • Echapmane
  • 2001 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 200,000 MILES

While driving the electrical power goes off which includes the dashboard, lights everything. It is as if the car was never turned on.
The check engine light does not come on.
After a few seconds or up to a minute the power comes on again and the car can be started and runs normally.
I had the alternator replaced several months ago and this seemed to resolve this problem until now.

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Saturday, December 8th, 2012 AT 1:39 PM

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  • Tiny
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When you loose all power have you checked to see what the battery voltage at the battery is?

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Saturday, December 8th, 2012 AT 2:56 PM
  • Tiny
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I thought the battery would be OK because the car starts up again.

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Sunday, December 9th, 2012 AT 4:51 AM
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I would make sure the battery cables are clean and tight and also see what the voltage is at the battery when you loose power we have to start somewhere.

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Sunday, December 9th, 2012 AT 5:06 AM
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Do you have a multi meter to do some testing?You may have a failing ignition switch.

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Sunday, December 9th, 2012 AT 5:59 AM

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