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Could be an old battery or your alternator is bad. If the battery is bad you will be able to jump start it and the alternator will keep it running by supplying enough juice to keep it running. If it starts to lose power while its running them your alternator is bad. You could check the battery at your local auto store and they can tell you if your battery is bad. Most places do this for free.

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