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Old 08-26-2009, 07:05 AM   #1
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Ford Electrical Problem

I have a 1996 Pace Arrow with a Ford chasis, 66,000 miles. Just recently we started to have a problem. You can be driving along & it just quits. Some electrical problem I think because it goes dead, guages quit & it might just start right up or you will be coasting without power stearing or brakes. As you try to pull to the side of the road it will start up & we can go for a long time & then it does it again.

Has anyone else had this problem. Thanks for the help
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Check the ign.switch. Ford had a problem with them over heating and burning out from having too many things hooked to them.
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Check your battery cables

We were coming through St. Louis on our return from Sturgis, SD when our coach quit similarly to what you described. It took out engine, power steering, brakes, flashers and who knows what else. I muscled it to the shoulder and used the emergency brake to stop. I didn't even piss anyone off by slowly crossing 2 lanes on the freeway. It would not restart so we were stuck there.

We called the Good Sam road service and since it was a Sunday they were having trouble finding someone to rescue us. While waiting for a call back I decided to look myself. It turned out to be a broken battery cable lug on the coach battery. I clamped it on with a vice grip and we were on our way.
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