2003 Pontiac Grand Am Car turned off on own

Tiny
GREENIS21
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  • 2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 89,000 MILES
I was driving a good 45 minutes when the oil pressure light and the battery charge system light went on and the car went dead. I have just changed the battery two months ago so I don't think that was it plus the power did not go out. But I had not changed or checked the oil in about 6 months. After I coasted over to the side I turned the car completed off and then turned it back on and it did turn on. I continued driving and it started puttering but did not turn off. So my question is what could is possiable be wrong with the car
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Friday, August 29th, 2008 AT 1:43 PM

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Tiny
MASTERTECHTIM
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If your low on oil then your engine is probably damaged. Running a engine out of oil even for a minute will do irreversable damage.
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Friday, August 29th, 2008 AT 1:47 PM
Tiny
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Were the lights dimming while driving? Radio shorting out, a sickly beep that faded away and then came back? I had this problem on a 1996 Chevy Blazer, it turned out to be a bad alternator. The car would start, but only drive for about 5 minutes then die, the alternator couldnt keep the car charge, but the battery was fine to start the car.
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Friday, August 29th, 2008 AT 1:49 PM
Tiny
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No. I changed the oil this morning and it did have about 4 quarts in there.
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Friday, August 29th, 2008 AT 2:32 PM
Tiny
GREENIS21
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There was nothing like that happening just completly quick running.
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Friday, August 29th, 2008 AT 2:34 PM
Tiny
MASTERTECHTIM
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Does the vehicle crank over? If it does we need to know if you have spark and fuel pressure. You can check spark by placing a screwdriver inside spark plug side of wire and place near ground and crank engine and see if there are any sparks.
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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 AT 3:26 PM

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