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Car died at 40mph engine quit and wont restart

(1997 Mercury Villager)
in North Palm Beach, FL on October 21, 2013
engine died , car bucked like downshift and would not restart but did not choke or starve for fuel it died suddenly no warning .....electrical ???what do you think
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on October 21, 2013
Try putting a gallon of gas in it anyway. It is possible the fuel sending unit "float" is broken and giving a false reading. It may actually be out of gas. Turn key 3 times for 5 seconds each, but do not start, to try repriming fuel line and then see if it starts.
of Miles Auto Services on October 21, 2013
Could be a number of different things....but a failed timing belt comes tomy mind.
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