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Car shuts off for no apperant reason

I will be driving and the car will just shut off and i can just start it right back up but it will do it between 5 and 10 times in 2-3 miles. What might the issue be with the engine?

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  • jumba Jan 06, 2009

    My 86 Tbird has been doing the same, but not nearly as badly. Maybe dies once every 5 miles on average city driving. I changed the air filter and it seemed like it helped, my next step is to locate the fuel filter and change that.

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You're fuel filter might be located under the car towards the back by the fuel tank., once you get under it on a creeper, it'll be quite noticeable

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