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Re: HELP!!!!!!With 78 Scout 2
How's your ammeter / altmeter gauge doing when this happens?
Pop the hood and walk around to the passenger side. On the firewall, just towards the center of the rig, inboard from the heater box are two big electrical connectors - one is above the other.
I believe the lower one is the "engine" bulkhead connector. Verify this by seeing if any of the wires from this connector run to the coil or alternator.
This connector fails frequently.
It gets hot and melts. Sometimes you can just "wiggle" the connector and it'll help. Other times you can tear it apart, clean it, apply dielectric grease, and put it all back together and it works.
Other times, you replace it entirely with something newer/better.
You might also try something like a zip-tie to help hold the two halves of the connector together and keep 'em from jiggling loose.