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I was driving along and my battery light came on, then when i stopped to make a turn the service light came on and the lights blinked the car stalled and would not start again, i have power but wont turn over

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Hi Cindy,

Were there any other symptoms that coincided with the car dying?

Power steering sluggish?
A/C quit?

If so, pop the hood and check the serpentine belt. This belt drives the alternator, power steering pump, A/C compressor, etc.

Let me know more detail.


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I have a 2004 saturn vue and just replaced the transmission. Now my car air intake sounds terrible and the car keeps cutting out on me. I have power but need to keep foot on peddle to keep the RPM's running. I had the battery and alternator checked and am now going to take it to the mechanic for further diagnosis. Will keep you informed what they say.
Sorry to hear about your woes.

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If you know for sure you have a good battery and would check out the alternator. Have this checked out, and if this is not the problem let me know. Hope this helps.

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