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Engine dies while driving down the interstate. battery gauge reads charged. it will not trun over. seems like the starter is not getting power

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How do you re-start after this happens?
I suggest you carry a small volt meter, and check power and voltage at the battery and starter while the problem is happening. (I don't have to tell you that testing should be done well off the road where it's safe!!!)

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