Will not start after multiple stops

Tiny
CARSRUINMYLIFE
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  • 2008 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
  • 4.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
Starts fine cold, runs fine, after multiple stops everything goes out and will not start. No warning or battery light, new battery, cables checked, no clicking or whir. Will start again if jumped or if wait about fifteen minutes and everything comes back on by itself.
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Friday, January 12th, 2018 AT 10:18 AM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Follow the smaller positive battery wire to the under-hood fuse box and be sure that connection is clean and tight.
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Friday, January 12th, 2018 AT 6:04 PM
Tiny
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The battery cables were loose and there was corrosion. I had that fixed today. The "parking assist disabled" message is still showing (that was not there before this happened also), but the car did not lose power today after multiple stops. I will check this wire to the fuse box that you have suggested also. I had an engine light and gass cap light on that has disappeared now since the car did not start, but I expect those to come back within twenty four hours. Any other ideas please forward. The work done prior to the power failure to start was a radiator replacement and oil and filter change. The car was at the shop for a month.
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Friday, January 12th, 2018 AT 10:21 PM
Tiny
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Any service work that requires disconnecting the battery cables or even just working in that area flexes those cables. The connection at the fuse box causes a lot of problems on all car brands, but it is important to understand working in that area does not cause the problem. At most it just hurries up a problem that is about to occur on its own. This is common enough that I snug that nut on almost every car I work on.
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Saturday, January 13th, 2018 AT 1:29 PM

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