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2005 GMC Canyon engine dies while im driving

The engine shuts off while im on the highway. I don't think its the battery, because the lights are still on when it the engine dies. I pull over to the side of the road, turn the key, and it starts up again right away.

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    I too have a 05 GMC Canyon.
    Where is the starter located? Is it easiest to get to from the top of the truck or from underneath?

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Sounds like it may be a loose wire or connection that reacts at a firm bump. I'd check at the starter, and coil. Also check the battery ground at the body and block connections. Hope this will help. Best wishes.

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