Q: my car stopped working on the highway

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my car stopped working on the highway

My car has 95000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Sudden shutdown of the engine can be due to the timing belt breaking, fuel pump failure, ignition switch failure, cam and/or crankshaft position sensor failure and like "global" failures. There may be downloadable diagnostic trouble codes from your car’s OBD-II system that will aid the diagnostic but typically with dramatic shutdowns like the one you experienced, the cause will be fairly evident on diagnosis. You can request either a check engine light diagnostic or a no start diagnostic. Either service will get the problem identified and resolved for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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