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Driving down the road, car stops working, almost like running out of fuel. "Battery" light comes on. Toe it back home, hook up jumper cables, engine will turn over but won't fire...just turns. Took it to a dealership and they said the battery was bad and the timing belt may be as well, but I though the engine was a zero tolerance engine which wouldn't even allow it to turn over if the timing belt was bad? Please help so I dont get screwed by the dealership.

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My car was dying in the middle of going 40 miles an hour as well. the battery light would come on, the triangle in the circle light would come on and then die. no power steering, no brakes to speak of.....i have had the alternator replaced, the battery replaced, vacuum leaks fixed, some other work which i cannot find my paperwork on, etc, etc. the problem was fixed by changing out the alternator and battery.
but now, my check engine light comes on, we fix the problem, i drive away it comes on again, we fix another problem, i drive away, it comes on again.....this car is bankrupting me.

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Sounds like a fuel problem to me , could also be bad fuel ? have you check the following: fuel cap on properly, fuel filter changed , Check fuse relay. also would be a good idea to change the battery if it is still the original one.

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