What Could Be Wrong With My Car It Stops Randomnly…while Driving, At A Stop Sign, Idling

It’s a 1989 Oldsmobile Delta 88′ Royal BUT it wasn’t driven much until March of 2004 since then it has been regularily. It only has 55,000 miles on it.

It only stops working maybe 4 -6 times in a six month period…could a wire from the battery be loose? The battery was purchased in May 2004, so it’s 3.5 years or so old.

Sometimes I’ll be idling in traffic and it will just turn off… and some of the trouble lights will go on… sometimes all of the trouble lights, sometimes just a few of them.

Two times in the past two weeks it: 1) Turned off as I was slowing to stop at a stop sign and 2) turn off as I was pulling in to a parking spot.

It pretty easily turns back on again. I just take the keys out and put them back in and start the car up again… if the car doesn’t start up again the first time, then it always does the second time.

Any ideas? It kind of freaks me out.

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