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It happened again last weekend. In the previous times that it happened, I brushed it aside thinking that it's probably coz the car is almost 10 years old and thus, prolly some of the wiring and contacts are not so great.
But the dealer once taught me how to deal with it, using a long-nose plier. Basically to just openup the relay and re-connect the relay's contact areas and wires. Apparently the soft insides of the relay casing has gone pretty hard, probably due to overheating previously. (Given the operating temperature of the engine, I can imagine).
So, sometimes, i had to get almost to about 4 to 5 times ignition before the engine kicks.
But nowadays, it has elevated to cause the car to stall! Actually, I am not sure if the problem is even related. Please advise me if it is not.
This has happened at least three times already. At all times that it happened, the car was moving very slowly. At first, we were climbing a small hilly stretch just after the speed-bump. Immediately the engine stalled and all the lights came out. I revered the car to the side, took out the key, reinserted it and crank again. THen, it starts again. No problemmo. The second time it happened when I was about to go out of a junction, while being mindful of pedestrians. Again, I did the above and OK, no problemmo again. The third time it happened was just last weekend (yesterday). Again, I was driving slow, on the far left area of the road, to read some road-signs. The car stalled and I performed the same steps and OK, working again. Sometimes, it can be quite embarassing.
Could you advise me what is wrong with the car?