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Miata engine stops and starts

We have a 1990 Mazda with 130,000 miles on it. While driving the engine cuts on and off - losing all power, RPMs go to zero. Then it starts back up (usually) and continues. Sometimes it will do it just once. Sometimes it may happen 3 times in the course of 10 minutes.

Battery is 3 years old. I thought it might be the connections so had new leads placed on the cables, but that didn’t fix it. The dealer couldn’t re-create the problem so said they couldn’t fix it and sent me home with a car that still cuts on and off.

Any thoughts on what the issue is? Should I take it to a different shop? Thanks!

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