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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-08-2010, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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Car died while driving and wont start back HELP please

Ok my car is sitting next to the highway now, last night I was on my way to my girls house from my job. About 1/2 way there my car started acting funny almost like it was running out of gas. I Look at the guage it was a little low so I stoped and put a 1/2 tank in. But my car started dieing everytime I slowed down and at all stop lights and took a few minutes to start back. After getting to her house and leaving it sit all night it started right up and drove great for about 25 mins then died as I was slowing down on the highway. Will not start back at all, I know its not the battery or alt. but besides that Im lost. When I turn the key the starter trys to start and you hear a chug and thats its. HELP please.
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Sure sounds like an electrical issue to me. Battery dies, car dies, let it sit, the battery will recover slightly, car starts. Battery dies, car dies, let it sit, the battery will recover slightly, car starts. Stick another battery in there and then drive it to a parts house that tests electrical systems. Lots of them do it free.

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hard to diagnose on the side of the highway, it sounds like it is starving for fuel. when was the last time the fuel filter was changed? can you smell fuel when it trys to start? could also be the cam sensor. also what kind of car? which engine? any mods? standard or auto?
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