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Car wont start after stalling on freeway

My friend has a 1994 pontiac Firebird that keeps dieing while driving but she just had the starter and fuel pump replaced. I was thinking that it might be the starter solenoid so if someone could help me out with some more ideas thanks for the help.

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  • alexziros Nov 17, 2008

    It does for a couple tries but then it just clicks like a starter solenoid when it goes bad

  • Gary Queen
    Gary Queen May 11, 2010

    First things to check next time this happens is spark and fuel. Is it cranking over after it dies?



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2002 Ford Focus with 90k miles stalls on freeway going 65, then, won't start until it cools down; it won't idle correctly and makes a load rattling noise under the hood. No dash lights and no codes show up. Fuel filter and sensors have been replaced. Good gasoline kept full and one can of injector cleaner added to tank. Mechanic wants $500 to replace thermostat; clean throttle pan (?); replace plug wires; and replace all worn out motor mounts ($250 just for thermostat and upper hose)but won't guarantee to fix problem? Wouldn't the dash light come on if engine was over heating from thermostat stuck? Any suggestions? Thanks

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Check alternator voltage @ battery while car is @ idle, it should be charging @ 40 amps. Sounds like a voltage issue. I would start there.

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