what could be wrong 98 firebird just cuts off while drining

Asked by Aug 03, 2013 at 03:06 PM about the 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

car cuts off while driving and needs jump usually to restart what could be wrong replaced battery starter and  alternator

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Did you check your fuselinks at the starter?

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Also check your connections on the back of the alternator and at the battery. All should be clean and tight. Is your "battery" light on or gauge reading low? HTH. -Jim

will check fuselinks all connections are clean and tight battery light not on and gauge does not read low either


Sounds like you might have lost a negative(ground) connection. Check your negative connection on frame and motor. They must be clean and tight. Test alternator voltage at your battery while car is idling it should be around 14.5 volts. If not at least 14 volts there then test it right at the alternator from the positive terminal of alternator and the frame of alternator. If you do have the proper voltage there then you lost either the positive or negative connection between alternator and battery.

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