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Shut off problem

When the weather is cold the cars runs all day without shutting off and so as it gets hot outside. It drives a 1 mile then shut-off and wait one minute then it starts back up.

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    when you start the car up it on a hot day or a cold day it idles high for about 3 minutes

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You need to check whether or not the engine has spark when it fails, if it doesn't then i suspect the ignition module. You can check if it has spark, by carrying a spark plug with you, driving the car til it dies, removing one of the spark plug wires and plugging the spark plug into it. If you hold the spark plug against an exposed metal part of the engine (earth) with an insulated device (like a screwdriver with a plastic handle), and turn the engine over while watching the spark plug, you should be able to see a spark jump across the plug gap. If not, it's probably the ignition module from your description of how heat dependent the fault is. If it does have spark (which I doubt), it may be a fuel pressure fault, or the fuel pressure relay failing with high underbonnet temps. You could try swapping the relay for another one the same to check if that fixes the fault.

Hope this helps.

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