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98 MercuryMountaineer..It Runs for about 5 Mins Then Cuts Off

My 98 Mountaineer, Has A Few Problems . I Don't Know What The Problem Is.

One Day I Drove It From Home To The Gas Station By My School, 4 Miles Away. As Soon As I Pull To The Pump The Truck Cuts Off. It Wasn't Out Of Gas, The Tank Was 1/2 Full. I Tried To Start It But Nothing Came One, No Power , Not Even A Clicking Sound. I Thought It Could Be The Battery Or Starter. When I Recieved A Jump The Truck Started Right Up, I Was Able To Drive It Home, But It Cut Off As Soon As I Pulled In My Drive Way. The Next Day , I Buy A New Battery. The Car Took Me To School And Home , When I Got Ready To Leave, It Wouldn't Start. Another Jump Was Needed but This Time I Only was Able to Go 1/2 Mile Before It Cut Off,,Nedding Another Jump To Make It Back To The Driveway.
A Not quailfied repairman Says It Could Be The Alternator, But I'm Not Sure Ifs That The problem.

I Always Notice That My Radiator Fluid Runs Out The 2nd Day After I Full It Up..I Always See It Leak Out at The Bottom When in Park..I Know I Shouldn't Have To Keep Buying Radiator Fluid Every 2 Days.

Can Someone tell Me Why My Truck Is Losing power And Just Shuts Off While I'm Driving????

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98 mountaineer battery gage went all the way down, bought new battery but gage does not go back in the normal range

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It's a default sensor to keep from blowing motor, you need to check your radiator for leaks. If that doesn't fix the problem , change your alternator. :)

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