Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: Help - Sudden Loss of power
What the others have missed is:
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all electrical systems acted as if the ingition had been turned off
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If that's true - that is, if the gauges die, radio quits, heater fan quits and so on - it has nothing to do with the engine compartment or neutral safety switch. It has to be:
1 The fuse that feeds to the ignition switch
2 Wire from fuse block to the ignition switch
3 Ignition switch
4 Wire from the ignition switch to the fuse block
5 Or a connector in that series
Nothing under the hood, like the crank position sensor or wire in the ignition system can kill accessories in the passenger compartment. The neutral safety switch only disables the starter circuit when the transmission is not in Park or Neutral. It's can't kill the engine.
If everything quits - headlights too, for example - then it would be a fault somwehere between the battery and fuse box.