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Mazda MPV 2003 Turn Off On The Highway

About three months ago I was travelling with my Mazda MPV 2003 at 60 MPH on the highway and the van just turn off. This just happen again last week. Pull over to side of the road and MPV will start up. Went to the local Mazda Dealer and their computer hook up can not find the problem. Can this be fuel filter problem? Can this be electrical problem? //

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I had a similar problme to this years ago on a VW that I was driving.

I took it into the the shop and they said that they couldn't find the problem either and couldn't get the car to do it when they tested it.

Then a few weeks later it happened to me again as I was out in the country and an old farmer stopped by to help.

He discovered that the wire leading to the alternator was too thin. It would over heat and then shut the car down. Once it cooled off, it would start up like nothing.

He got a larger piece of wire and and changed it for me right there on the spot. It took about 5 minutes and I was off and running.

I never had the problem again.

I don't know if this is the same thing that you have, but it's worth a look.

Good luck.

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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