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Car Won't Start!!! Ughhh

I have a 2002 S430 AMG - 68000 miles

Today it shut off while my cousin was driving. He said a battery light came on and then the car just shut off!! The lights were still working (unlike when my battery went dead in December and I had to get a jump) and roadside tried jumping to no avail. It was trying to turn over but was just coughing. The tow truck man said it didn't sound like starter.. it had to be towed to EuroMotors in Bethesda, MD. What could this be? There were no malfunction lights on and I take it regularly to be serviced. UGHHHHHHHH.... this is when i need a husband!!!!!
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If it shut off when driving it is more likely the alternator than the starter. It will be cheaper to have it rebuilt than buying a new/reconditioned unit.

I had something similar happen to me during college. It turned out to be a clogged fuel filter.

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It could also be that whomever replaced your battery a couple months ago didn't install it correctly, but EuroMotors in Bethesda should quickly diagnose the situation and hopefully correct it quickly. Don't go to the extreme of getting a husband...

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