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Vehicle died while driving.turned over good but would not start.there were a few blown fuses.appears to be a short somewhere.put in a new battery and a new altenator a few weeks ago and car has been running good until now.gas tank had just recently been filled.

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Hi! Please try to replace the blown fuses then try starting the car again. A faulty fuel pump can cause the shut off for theres no fuel supply to the engine. Please write back on the progress. HOpe this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

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Re:new battery and altenator
If engine turns over battery and altenator are OK.

Re:checked the fuses and found a few were blown.
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