Hi Scotty, I came across your videos while trying to research a problem I'm having with my 1994 Toyota Camry XLE. A couple weeks ago I had driven to the gas station and put like 2 gallons of gas in as I was at 1/4 tank and we were headed to a birthday party and wanted to be sure I had enough fuel to make it back to town to fill up at the Safeway gas station knowing I had $1 off a gallon for my next fill up. So after paying I started up the car, drove it over to the ice freezer (which was probably 10 feet from the pump I had used) left the car running while I grabbed a bag of ice and got back in and pulled on to the round-bout (which has a total of 5 exits/entrances and only one lane... not very big). I got about 1/4 of the way around it when all the sudden with no warning or symptoms my car dies. Luckily I was at one of the exits which had a down hill slope and I coasted into a grocry store parking lot where a couple people helped push me into a parking space. The only reason I realized it had died was because my power steering wasn't working and I looked at my dash and all the dash lights were on. Over the past 3 years I have spent a lot of time and money maintaining/fixing issues with this car. I have had a full tune-up, replaced the water pump & timing belt, the radiator, the alternator and (which is what I expect is most likely the culprit) the ECU or whatever the computer is called. Everything that was replaced was done at a mechanics shop EXCEPT for the computer (due to the cost I was quoted). The computer I ordered from a U-Pull-It type place and it came with a 6 month warranty. My husband and his dad (who is pretty knowledgeable about cars and how to fix them) installed the computer. It has now been about a year and 1/2 since then, and we have moved about 400 miles away from his parents and then my car dies on me. What are your thought on why it would have died while I was driving it? I appreciate any help and suggestions you could provide. THANK YOU!!

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Just_learning_Lynn
Just_learning_Lynn

I apologize that I didn't explain it correctly... but my car died while I was driving it. All the lights on the dash board lite up and I had no power steering, that is how I initially realized that my car had in fact died. I coasted it into a parking space and tried to start it again. It had crank but it would not turn over. My brother thought that maybe I wasn't getting fuel, but he said that I should have noticed the car lugging or sputtering but there were no symptoms like that, it just simply died. Any other thoughts?

Just_learning_Lynn
Just_learning_Lynn

I apologize that I didn't explain it correctly... but my car died while I was driving it. All the lights on the dash board lite up and I had no power steering, that is how I initially realized that my car had in fact died. I coasted it into a parking space and tried to start it again. It had crank but it would not turn over. My brother thought that maybe I wasn't getting fuel, but he said that I should have noticed the car lugging or sputtering but there were no symptoms like that, it just simply died. Any other thoughts?

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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I would assume a fan belt blew off or pulley broke, losing power steering and all lights on generally means that.

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