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There is a subtle difference how a car quits running and this may help you. In one case the engine quits suddenly (zip, nothing) like you turned off the key and this points to an electrical issue. In the other case there is a bit of a hesitation, bucking, or slight lowering of the RPMs before it dies and this points to a fuel starvation issue. A smart mechanic told me about this and it can save you lots of troubleshooting time if you can eliminate one issue or the other. In other words it is rarely both issues at the same time.

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Mark
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