I drive a 2001 Chevrolet Lumina and I was just wondering if someone here has had any experience like mine.
Today I was driving on the highway and then suddenly the car had turned itself off automatically, the steering wheel got harder to steer and the brake got pretty hard when stepping on it. I pulled over and then I shifted to Park. I then tried to turn the car back on and it worked. Then after like 20 minutes, again the same thing and then I had to turn it back on and 5 minutes later just getting home again the same thing. Any ideas what might be wrong with it?
There are some other things that might be related, if it’s not that would be a big coincidence:
Approximately 2 months ago I helped a guy to start his car and the guy connected the cables in the wrong order + and - the cables got pretty hot but then I put them right and that worked. About a day after that I got the VOLTS light on on my dashboard and the next day my car died on the highway just like it did today but that time I couldn't start it again or turn the radio on or anything, so I had to have it towed, the mechanic told me the problem was the alternator so he put an used one and then it started working again.
Two days ago all the lights (I mean the lights that supposed to be on at night) were off except for the headlights and then I checked the fuse box and one fuse was almost melted, I changed it and when I started the car I noticed that that fuse was getting pretty hot but it was working, and then I thought well, I'm going to leave it until the fuse bursts.