Q: Car shut down while driving, but started right back

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Car ran fine before today I got on the freeway and my car shut down on me I pulled over and it started right back up prove it another ten miles or so until it shut down on me again but wouldn't start all it did was turn over meanwhile while I was driving it that 10 miles I was only going about 40 miles an hour because it seemed like the car had a loss of power my car's been sitting and all it wants to do is turn over now but not start could this be the computer or fuel pump

My car has 160000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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