Why would your car shut down while driving?

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Could be the fuel pump. To check for sure take the air cleaner off (or the "neck" that goes to the air cleaner) and spray some carb cleaner or starter fluid in it pointing toward the motor. If it runs for a second that tells you there is a fuel delivery problem. You might want to start by checking the fuse to your fuel pump. Sometimes the obvious can be overlooked.


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When my alternator went, my radio first shut off and then the car died
















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Losing spark, fuel or compression. The first answer regarding fuel loss is good spot to start. Other insights to this: If it cranks but doesn't start, you can eliminate the charging system mention in answer 2. IF it cranks faster than normal but doesn't start, suspect the timing belt. BCLEAR.
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