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Drive the car 20 minutes or so and it dies

My 1988 Buick Skyhawk runs pretty good. We can drive it for about 20 minutes straight and it will die. When I try to restart it, it is fine until I put it into gear then it dies again. Let it sit for 2 to 5 minutes and it starts and put it in gear and it is fine for a while longer. I can drive it all I want in short 5 to 6 miles burst and it's fine.

What can make this happen, please help??

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  • mkhaney Oct 28, 2008

    Thank you makes sense to me. I will try replacing ignition model

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you might want to chk. the crank sensor and or cam sensor. sounds more to me that it could be fuel problem. chk. fuel pressure. pump could be on its way out. don't be fooled by hearing the pump running as they sound like they are pumping but there not, at least not enought pressure to keep it running. pressure should be around 50 p.s.i.

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