1995 Chevy Tahoe ABS & Brake Light Comes on but Power F

Tiny
TREKKERMJ
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  • 1995 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
My 1995 Chevy Tahoe just started something fun. The ABS and Brake indicator lights have started to slowly flash and then there's a loss of electrical power every minute or so when driving (enough to reset the radio clock). When I come to a complete stop, whether in drive or park, the lights go off and no power fluctuation. However, if I turn off the car when this is going on, the battery is dead and I have to get it jumpstarted.

My question is where to start looking? Is this a Brake/ABS short, an alternator or a battery issue? What would you suggest looking in to?

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Monday, April 27th, 2009 AT 2:44 PM

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Tiny
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Hello
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Suspect faultying charging component. Suggest having the alternator as well as the battery tested. This can be done at most part stores for free. Also ensure battery cables are clean and tightened properly. Let me know result of tests and I will follow up.

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Monday, April 27th, 2009 AT 6:21 PM
Tiny
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Turned out to be a loose battery terminal. Should have thought of that but the ABS & Brake light threw me.

Thanks for your help.
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Monday, April 27th, 2009 AT 9:42 PM
Tiny
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Haha yeah the ABS light always comes on with faulty charging system. Kinda weird. Glad you got if fixed though :)

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Monday, April 27th, 2009 AT 9:50 PM

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