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Engine dies at 150 degrees.

1999 olds 88 3.8 liter engine. It starts perfectly when cold, but sputters and dies at aprox. 150 deg. I was
in a minor accident t-boned in drivers side rear door about 5 mph. It ran fine
for about 20 miles then started stalling while driving. If I gave it a lot of
gas, it would recover. But now once it is warm, it will die and not restart. The
check engine light does not come on.

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  • elrushbo Dec 21, 2008

    Thank you for responding.
    I have replaced the idle air motor, ignition module, and the temperature sensor. It now dies at about 175 degrees.
    When it starts to bog down, it will shoot up the rpms then bog down again, then up again, then die.
    Thank you very much for your service to our country!


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Sounds like its not accident related, more like a idle air control motor or something of that nature, ive also herd of this happening when the crank sensor is going bad, it warms up and starts missing the signal.

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