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I have a 2006 Suzuki grand vitara....116000 miles..all was

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I have a 2006 Suzuki grand vitara....116000 miles..all was working fine, then all of the gauges went to zero..abs,esp,brake warning lights came on and the car did not want to change gears..felt like it was stuck in a gear...then it worked again then off again..etc..what went wrong?
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: ik quess it is the original transmission...never had a problem with the gtranny
JA: Are you fixing your Grand Vitara yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: it just started yesterday afternoon..did not have a chance to check anything yet..
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: can fix it my self if I knew what can cause this so sudden,,,car was completely checked by dealer
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 4 months ago.

have you checked charging voltage? any battery issues?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
none ;;started clean
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 4 months ago.

can you check charging voltage?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I will check it
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
if not the charging system ...what else would cause this to happen.
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 4 months ago.

electrical failure...we need to start with checking the charging system

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
system is good...just started the car..ran it around the block a few times...no problems..i will have to wait for it to halppen again...I am getting 14.59 volts while running
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 4 months ago.

sounds like a intermittent voltage regulator issue...retest when it acts up

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
ok thank you..i will check it when it happens..really appreciate your help..
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 4 months ago.

no problem

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