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Hi, me and my girl friend was on the way home one day sitting at a stop light as we pulled off the car suddenly start loosing power. We was lucky enough to drift to a local kfc parking lot and tried starting the car but it wouldn't stay running. Finally we got the car towed from the kfc parking lot to our house. Had a few different mechanics look at it. Some say its the battery , some say its the alternator, well we took the battery to advance auto parts to let them charge the battery , but the car still want start ;( , ordered a brand new alternator, still the car want start ? What else could it be that's causing my 1994 infiniti j30 not to start,? the radio and lights car alarm all still works , car just doesn't want to start! Could it be a dirty or bad mass air flow sensor? Any suggestion?

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If wiggling the wires cured the code, then one of the wires is broken inside the insulation. Pull on each wire one at a time. look for the colored insulation to stretch, this will be the broken wire. For the other car that wont rev up, this is a common when the catalytic concverter is plugged up. This will also cause MAF codes, and in turn, TRAC OFF light.
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Have the charging system rechecked. It sound an AWFUL lot like an alternator not charging the battery to me.

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sounds like the guy has put the timing belt back together a tooth off have some one check this for you

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I went through three alternators before we found a good one for our saturn sl2. Now she has been good for two years. All I did was go back to where we bought it from, they hooked up the alternator to a machine and gave us a new one when it read that it was faulty.

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hey buddy the same that happeanto me, its your alternator dont make any one give you the run a around alternator for sure. i got my alternator from gb500 it cost about $160.00 after tax.

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