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Its not the alternator or batterey

The car is loosing power and keeps cutting off when sitting still, i changed battery when it cutt off in the middle of the road, and i let it sit there and it cranked back up and then cut off again and wouldnt start back up

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Try the ignition module. Take it off and have it checked out at a parts store such as autozone or advance. I bet it is getting hot and dying on you.

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