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Car quits running after you drive it for about 10 to 15 miles. Let it set for about one hour and it will start up and run for about the same time again. Car will turn over but will not start.

Car will stop running just like it runs out of gas after driving it for about 20 to 30 minutes. Engine will turn over but will not start till you leave it sit for about 1 to 3 hours. It will start and run for about the same time as before.The car is full of gas. Name is Dale

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I had a similar problem on a skylark with a 3.3 v6. It ended up being some tranny sensor that was becoming magnetize. I simply unplugged the sensor and it never happened again

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Check these couple of things,
1) fuel filter
2) on your distributor you will have an ignition module with two wires going to it, when these are failing they over heat and shut the car down until they cool off.
3) check that your fuel lines are not collapseing
4) on your fuel ( gas ) tank you have a line that is actually a vent be sure that it is not plugged.
I hope that this helps you and that you will take the time to rate this information, if you need further assistance let me know.
Good luck

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