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Car started jumping but had 1/2 tank and battery light came on.

My car started jumping like it was out of gas but I had 1/2 a tank. Then the battery light and oil light came on. Once I pulled into the parking lot it died on me. I turned the car off and waited for 5 minutes and turned the car back on but a few minutes later it died. I was wondering if it my battery is dead all together or if my transmission is going out?

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Not at all, this could be many different problems, from the coil pack to a sensor, take it to autozone and have them do a trouble code on it, it will tell them exactly what is going on.

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