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Sputters and Stalls...

I have a 1990 Cabriolet that runs like a dream until out of no where it sputters and stalls. If I try to start the car again, the car runs very rough and stalls again. After a couple minutes, I can start the car and runs without a problem.

I have recently replaced the head gasket and I have had the coolant system checked. The oil is new and so is the coolant.

Any ideas? Your advice is greatly appreciated!!

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Sounds to me like the coil is failing the heat once it is warmed up makes it misfire so once it cools again it will start but stop again also check the spark plug wires there may be a bad one or even the plugs it isn't the heads or head gasket or cooling system because you would see white smoke and have water in the oil and vise versa this is a firing issue

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Try checking the coil by pouring a little water around the base if it stops running therse your problem Coils are close to the engine and have to deal with heat issues over time the case on the coil cracks and starts to cause problems,The cracks are very hard so see

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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