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Electrical driving on freeway,lost all electrical except it ran fine.got off & battery eye was orange.ran progressively worse,went to repair shop.determined battery was bad,installed new one, checked alternator & said was ok.ran fine for 5 days,then same thing .walked 1 mile home,wife drove me back,started right up & drove fine to house.shut off & wouldn't restart any ideas?? Tom

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  • mattsell17 Dec 26, 2008

    My problem is similar in that I just had the battery changed and then three days later, the engine quits. A nice passerby (who claimed to be a mechanic) said that it probably is because of a bad solenoid located behind the battery. We jiggled the unit and engine started but quit again a minute later.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    How are the battery cables, are the corroded?? is the battery dead again??

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    came home shut it off and went to restart it and nothing,new battery and new alternator.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Ran fine prior no check engine light present?battery charged and all dash instraments seam to funtion fine?

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After another check,determined it was bad alternator

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