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Old 21 Apr 2012, 05:29 pm
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hello all, my car on an 03 gt turbo with 42,000 miles on it i was driving from pa, home to new york today going about 75 mph all of a sudden the car seemed to "bump" i got a chime looked down loosing speed and then was just fine didnt do it gain for the rest of the trip , its really bothering me as i know something went wrong for that split second anyone ever have this happen or any thoughts on what it could have been ?? also no codes come up thanks bobby
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Old 21 Apr 2012, 06:09 pm
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Default Re: something really strange today any ideas ??

Check your battery terminals and all connections associated with them. It could be as simple as an intermittent/bad/corroded connection. That's what I would start with, Just my $0.02

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Old 21 Apr 2012, 06:13 pm
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Default Re: something really strange today any ideas ??

Bob, when you looked down, was there ANYTHING that was lit up when the chime went off?
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Old 21 Apr 2012, 09:36 pm
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hey crewzin, nothing was lit with the chime & battery terms seem fine also really strange
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Old 21 Apr 2012, 09:40 pm
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For it to cut out like that, and then come back like nothing happened does lean in the direction of an electrical fault. Might want to get the battery and the whole charging system checked out. Lots of auto stores will do it for free.
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Old 21 Apr 2012, 09:45 pm
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Default Re: something really strange today any ideas ??

You mentioned no codes came up, meaning Nothin on a key dance too right?
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Old 22 Apr 2012, 01:21 pm
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yes no codes with the key thing , a friend of mine said to me were you taping the colum it shocked me because i was he said it could be something with the ingition ??
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Old 30 Apr 2012, 04:27 pm
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hasnt happened again going to be 2 weeks this saturday car used everyday ??
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Old 30 Apr 2012, 06:50 pm
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yes no codes with the key thing , a friend of mine said to me were you taping the colum it shocked me because i was he said it could be something with the ingition ??
Ignition. Loose wire that caused ignition to cut the car off?
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For it to cut out like that, and then come back like nothing happened does lean in the direction of an electrical fault. Might want to get the battery and the whole charging system checked out. Lots of auto stores will do it for free.
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These cars are notorious for elec gremlins popping up with dieing batteries. Mine had an issue with the tripometer resetting itself every few starts. The car started fine the entire year or so it was happening. Finally had the battery checked out and it had a bad cell so i then replaced it. No issues since
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