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I had recently changed my alternator, voltage regulator, fuel filter, and spark plugs and a few other parts. And every time i'm driving and I come to a stop, or to a turn, my car will shut off and the warnings "Oil pressure" and "Charge system" appear I am able to turn my car back on once I put it back into park and turn the key it will start right back up and drive for another half a mile until I come to slow down again and it turns back off. I was considering changing my battery next because it has only 750 cranking amps i was considering buying a larger battery more output or should I not waste my time!!!

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That vehicle probably needs a larger battery but I doubt that is the problem. I assume you have the V-8 in that year model but even the V-6 should have 850 cold starting amps. My next step would be to look at the Throttle position indicator which controls the throttle at idle. If your vehicle doesn't have one, possible on that year model, you may need to clean the Carburetor or injectors to get more consistent gas flow. If all of that is good I would look at the vacuum advance and timing.

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