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My car died in the middle of an intersection. I say died, but really the engine shut off. Power steering and lights went as well. The AC and Radio were still working. I have a 1994 Saturn SL1. Do you have any ideas?

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  • jbiggs00 Sep 11, 2009

    The battery has been tested and is good. The spark plugs and cables were changed about 3 months ago. All of the fuses are still good.

    I'm thinking it may be the alternator, but I haven't had a chance to check it yet.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    has the battery been tested?

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Yeah, if all the fuses are good. Then have someone crank the car while you hold a plug wire about 1/2" from the plug while they crank it. See if you have spark, careful not to touch the body. you will get shocked if the coils are good. It there is spark then spray some starting fluid into the intake while someone cranks. If it starts then more likely you need to look into a fuel problem. See if the 2 things work first and let me know how it goes.

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You better check the serpentine belt

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Check the fuses and see if you have one blown.

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