Q: what could be the reason the car would die while driving?

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the car died twice while driving but started when turned off and restarted. the mechanic talked to scion and recommend replacing the cam shaft sensor, crank shaft sensor and 4 ignition coils. we have a baby on the way and medical bills coming in, so we are looking to do things as much on budget as possible. if we replace just the cam & crank sensors is there any chance if the coils are bad they could damage the new sensors?

My car has 78000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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