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1997 Saturn SL-1, 1.9L. Driving down road at 80km/h ( 50mph). Speedo started acting funny, then, upon trying to pass another car, lack of power. Pulled over. Car would not re-start.
After a few hours, started, ran for about 3 minutes, then died again.

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  • doktr_sous May 18, 2009

    You're right. Was generator, but, by indirect cause... belt tensioner broken. Replaced it. All good. Thanks.

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Most likely your Generator has failed or you have a battery connection isssue.But based on the info you provided it sounds like the generator.You need to remove it or take the car somewhere & have the charging system tested.hope this helps

Posted on May 15, 2009

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