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Car running ok, then whild driving, engine was on but did not respond to gas pedal - then stalled out. cranks over but will not turn on - maybe for a second or so.

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If battery is OK than running the car allowing the calibration of the vehicle to reestablish itself will correct the problem. My experience is that this happens if the gas pedal is depressed during crank with a very very low battery voltage. Always the best way is to not touch the pedal during any cranking starting procedure. Or after a battery replacement.

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Maybe the engine did run out of gas; if the pump quit working, that is it. Do you hear the pump in the tank turn on for 2 seconds, when turning key to on, not start? It should turn on with key on, to pressurize the fuel system. If you don't hear it, and you don't have gas up to the engine, the pump has failed or the pump circuit needs checked.

Sudden stalls while driving are usually gas or ignition related. And so we say: check for gas, check for spark. If you have no spark on a spark plug wire when cranking the engine over-the ignition system has a fault- will need electrical testing to diagnose it.
Do you know how to check for spark? You will probably need a helper to crank the engine over while you or someone watches for a strong blue spark. If you have it, ignition system is working, check fuel pressure and check injector circuit.
Easy way to check for spark without getting shocked: buy a cheap spark tester from parts store. Plug it into the end of a spark plug wire, and clip the ground clip of tester to a metal piece of engine. Now you will not have to hold the wire close to a ground- don't touch the wire at all when cranking engine: just watch for a blue, snapping spark.

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