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My 91 Safari wont stay started

I have a 91 Safari and starting yesterday, it would start then kill after a minute or less of idling, then not turn over again. I went out this morning to try and start it, it started right up but then killed again. There was no hissing before it stopped, just running, then not. I checked the battery and there is plenty of power. What are the posibilities??

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    It was the ignition coil...

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Safari's tend to have alternators go bad, that is one cause. Auto Zone will test it free of charge.

Also, the rotor button on the distributer may be going bad.

I have had this same problem with two safar's and those are the two solutions that I have found.

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This truck has a oil pressure switch that runs the fuel pump after the relay shuts off, could be bad.

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