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Q: My engine started up but suddenly died/stopped. Changed battery but still won't start.

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Could it be an alternator problem?

My car has 140000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi, thanks for writing in. This may be a va...

Hi, thanks for writing in. This may be a variety of potential issues and may be difficult to pinpoint without additional information or without physically inspecting the car. One of our expert mechanics can certainly inspect your engine for you and perform or suggest the necessary repairs.

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