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Engine dies i have a 1992 grand prix has a new ignition module and when the car gats warm it will die when you come to a stop it will start back up but to move it yyou have to rev it up and through it in drive

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Unhook the overdive (torgue converter). If you don't have the problem anymore, then change transmission fluid and hook overdrive back up and it will run fine. I had same problem.

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I used to have the same problem.... Wanted to blow the whole car up....

But anyways: I had the thermostat replaced as well as replaced the throttle sensor. I'm positive the thermostat was the majority of the problem... don't even know if the throttle had anything to do with it but just said screw it.....

Try to replace the thermostat first. It should work!!!

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Also, there is the possibility that there might be a fault with the fuel pump, and a fuel pressure gauge would be the best way to determine if the fuel pump is faulty, and the ECU (Engine Control Unit) might be faulty. However, the symptoms that you describe seem to be more that of the ignition module.


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