Battery light comes on and the car dies while driving and then restarts

Tiny
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  • 2004 VOLKSWAGEN POLO
  • 1.2L
  • 3 CYL
  • MANUAL
  • 85,000 MILES
Hi, twice in the past few days I have been driving at a low speed when out of nowhere the battery light comes on and the car dies and comes to a stop. The car restarts instantly without any issues at all. Both times this has happened the heater has been turned on. There has also been a constant loud and rattling mixed with cracking knuckles like sound coming from what I believed was the area near the cassette player but could be the hood, exact location is unknown. This noise occurs when accelerating and has occurred for around ten weeks


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Monday, November 14th, 2016 AT 12:33 PM

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Tiny
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Sound like an ignition problem, the charge light will come on with a n engine stall ignition on situation, a tech can do a basic scan to check any codes and also a wiggle test of critical wiring, this can be a broken with that is making a partial contact in the plastic cover, and engine movement causes a lost of power and you often can get a re start straight away, ford ranger diesels had a problem just like this.
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Thursday, November 17th, 2016 AT 3:39 AM

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