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1998 BMW 528i Question: My car slowly died while I was driving, what's wrong with it?

 

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whitebeam, Oceanside, CA, January 14, 2012, 12:46
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I was driving about 35 miles an hour and suddenly my car slowed down and died. Everything else is on but the engine. It wont start again, but lights and radio will turned on. What's wrong with it? Is it expensive to fix? Please advise. Thank you.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 14, 2012, 19:09
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    It could be many things, unfortunately and without experiencing the problem first hand or being able to do some basic diagnostic tests its hard to say. My guess is the fuel pump died but it needs to be determined if you lost fuel, spark or had some sort o mechanical issue. The vehicle needs to be looked at first hand to determine whats wrong.

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    whitebeam, January 15, 2012, 20:58
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    Thank you for the responsed. Fortunately , it's just the battery. The AAA service did not try and check it , but when it completely died , my boyfriend just jumped it and it start. I bought a new battery and it's now working good again. Thank you again for your advice, I appreciate it.

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