friend's car--had battery replaced at a shop. Soon after, engine quits while driving normally--starts right back up. There was some prior damage from 18 wheeler truck tire hitting front of car, but the engine quitting didn't start until after the battery was replaced.
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1999 Mazda Millenia
Question: replaced battery, now engine shuts down periodically
Answer #1Superbob November 13, 2010, 15:28Master
I don't see how the replacing the battery could cause the engine to quit unless the cables are defective or loose.. I'd suspect the fuel pump failing, maybe due to a failing fuel pump relay or faulty pump itself. The other possibility is that the distributor is failing.
Did the Malfunction Indicator light illuminate? That could tell you a lot.