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Anyone experience complete loss of power? (archive)

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Posted by Jack on March 07, 1999 at 11:35:24:

This might have been a freak incident, but I was just wondering if anyone has experienced sudden loss of power?

I was driving down to NJ last night to pickup some relatives at the airport, when I got to NY, I stopped at a red light, then when the light turned green, I stepped on the gas, the rpms went sky higy (over 5k) the car didn't start as usuall, instead it inched very slowly forward.
I double checked and it was indeed in gear (S 4, automatic)
tried switching to D,4,3,2 but still the same thing.

after crawling at about 3 mph for about 5 mins, then things
went back to normal.

no warning light came on and the drive back to MA afterwards was fine.

Any reason I should be concerned? Any idea what happened?


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