My 94 chevy suburban will take a jump but will cut out after running what could be the issue?

Asked by Jan 30, 2014 at 03:24 PM about the 1994 Chevrolet Suburban C1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have replaced the starter and the battery and when i get a jump it will start however soon as I try to move or if the cord that connects to the starter from the battery the car shuts off. I am not sure if it could be a short in the cord or what the issue may be. Please help

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Sounds like a bad alternator. When the alternator fails the engine will run off the battery until the battery is dead. Then the engine will stall because there's no more power for the ignition system to provide spark to the cylinders. HTH. -Jim

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