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1996 Jaguar XJ6

Car is well maintained - but does have perks at times. Today, I stopped at a sign and the car just stopped. It took about two minutes to start. It sounded flooded - but I had been driving it for at least 15 minutes before it stopped. Any ideas? I was able to drive it again with numerous stops without a problem.

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Check the MAF sensor it may need to be cleaned or replaced. be careful they are pricy.

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