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Old 06-21-2002, 08:18 PM
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Location: Houston, Texas
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Angry 300E sputters, then dies on fwy ... now won't turn over

Hello gentlemen:

I did a search on this and couldn't find anyone with the symptoms I experienced today.

While driving down freeway, my car starts to miss/stutter badly as if it's misfiring or not getting fuel. It drives like this for about 2 miles before dying altogether. Few erratic cranks later and no start, with dead battery. (car won't turn over)

Battery was strong before the trip, and there were no signs that it was losing gradual charge.

What am I looking at here? Voltage regulator would be my guess; if not then alternator?

Anything else I should look at before I try replacing these parts in that order?



'91 300E, 213K miles
(lots 'o problems lately)
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