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My car has been dying out when stopped or slowing down or crank n die alot and the cable can be taken off n out back on n it cranks n some people say it's my alternator but y would it crank after the cable has been taken off n put back on its frustrating especially when I have 2 small boys I have to take to school n pick up please help i don't know what else to do
My car has an automatic transmission.

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