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MY MX5 MR1 1991 MODEL , SLOWLY LOST POWER WHILST DRIVING!!!

I USED JUMP LEADS TO START MY MX5 , IT STARTED FINE BUT WHEN I WAS DRIVING IT SLOWLY BEGAN TO LOSE POWER THE LIGHTS DIMPED AND WENT I TURNED OFF THE ENGEN I TRYED TO START IT THE CAR WAS TOLALLY DEAD ......PLEASE HELP ME !!! CHEERS........... MATT LELLIOTT ...........

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It sounds like your alternator.Have it checked most places will do this for free.

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