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My 2001 Chevy Geo Metro's "Service Engine Soon" light has been off and on for the last month or so. Sometimes when I stop at red lights or anywhere my car will start shaking really bad and then will shut off if I do not give it gas right then. Now it does that and it also will lose power while im driving down the road. But one day my car will run fine and the next it will be messed up. PLEASE HELP! * I've changed the spark plugs (whiched needed it reall bad), oil, oil filter and air filter. Oh and I just bought it in March of this year.

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Ususally - in the case of a vehicle dying at low RPMs - the alternator is to blame.

Your vehicle runs off alternator power. The battery is only there to start the vehicle.

Sometimes, however, a battery will develop a bad cell and cause the alternator to overheat or damage it in other ways.

Most auto-parts stores will LOAD TEST both items for free in order to get your business on replacement parts. Simply testing them with a voltmeter does not give an accurate diagnosis of what is wrong.

If you DO have a Digital Multi Meter - set it to DC-20 and measure the charge level.
the vehicle's battery shoud be between 8.5VDC and 12VDC while not running... and 14.4VDC +/- .5VDC while running.

Any major variance to those specs will tell you which component has failed... Also - you can try and duplicate your current problem - except this time, after starting the car - remove the positive battery post. If the car dies - the alternator is bad.

Have them both LOAD TESTED, and if you need further help - use the "Continue with this Expert" option so we are connected in the future.

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