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This evening my car decided to go bat-shit crazy. It didn't start right away (rolled over multiple times), but then started, but all the dashboard lights were still on (and it was running very loud). I tried to drive it, but it was seeming "jumpy." Then I turned it it off and even when I took the key out of the ignition it was still running!All of the lights turned off, and some stuff sounded like it stopped under the hood, but there was definitely something still sounding and feeling like it was "rolling over." Then, after 2ish minutes of doing this (with the key still out of the ignition the entire time) it slowly stopped, then light in the car flickered and it all died. Now it wont turn on all, lights wont turn out, windows wont roll up, automatic locks don't work. Nothing. Any ideas what it could be? (Besides hella-expensive to fix) And any suggestions on good mechanics in the CD/Beacon Hill area? (I live off 23rd and Jackson) Car info: -1996 Toyota Camry -Very sporatically it has had issues with starting (but always started after one or two tries) for about the past 5 months -I've had it checked twice in the past 3 months and was told everything was fine under the hood. I had a new air filter, spark plugs, and various other things put in during this time and was told the only thing that would eventually need to be changed was the exhaust pipe. -Even during the times it didn't start right away, once it started it ran with ease.

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Look at the battery and alternator.

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