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Lost power while driving, can not restart

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lost power while driving, can not restart
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Ryan Schott replied 4 months ago.

does the engine crank over or just click when you try and start it?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
it will not turn over and there is no clicking sound
Expert:  Ryan Schott replied 4 months ago.

how are the dash lights? are they bright or dim? it sounds like you probably lost an alternator and you battery started discharging till it quit on you. Have you looked under the hood and made sure you didn't throw a belt.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
sorry for the delay, there are no lights on the dash except the check engine light. The belts seem to be alright in the engine compartment.
Expert:  Ryan Schott replied 4 months ago.

See if you can jump start it, if it starts see if it will stay running when you disconnect the negative battery cable that will let you know if your alternator is charging.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
thanks, ***** ***** works, tow truck on the way.
Expert:  Ryan Schott replied 4 months ago.

keep me posted, if it jumps but the alternator isn't charging you will not want to drive far as it will just be running on battery power and it will allow unburned fuel to build up in the exhaust.

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