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Q: Engine died suddenly with no warning.

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I was driving with no issues with my car and suddenly the engine died.

My car has 106600 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The engine may have lost spark or fuel pres...

The engine may have lost spark or fuel pressure, or the timing belt might have broke. The ignition switch may have an intermittent open circuit which can cause stalling. If the vehicle can start back up right away, then I recommend that you replace the ignition switch. It’s also a good idea to avoid having heavy items on the key ring.

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