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1998 toyota camry lxe. car just mysteriously died while driving.

I bought my car brand new.  It has 290k miles now.  Been taking great care of it.  Yesterday while driving the car just died.  I had to get it towed to my house.  With a small inspection, I tried to start it again and noticed that all of the accesories still work. Even the starter works. But when I try to turn it over, it revs but seems  that it just dosn't get any power to do so. Asked around and some say it might be my sylanoyde(spelled incorrectly). What do you think the problem might be?

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    It's funny, my car is at about 288K and the same thing happened. I tried to start it a few more times and it worked, so I drove it to the dealer. They checked it, and there was NOTHING wrong with it. They helped me clean some of the adaptors (i think). But now it hasn't done it again for a while.

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The solenoid would keep the starter from working at all. i would look elsewhere for the problem

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