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92 SL1 Intermitant stalling problem

My 92 SL1 will occasionally stall while acceleratiing at cruzing speed.
The RPM's jump around and then flat line to a complete stall forcing me to pull to the side of the road. The car won't restart until I wait a few minutes.
Once the car restarts it will run fine for a few days before it happens again.
I've had the fuel injector cleaned and plug wires replaced and the water sensor replace. I have a 1996 saturn coupe and it shakes so much while is on idle and sometime the engine seems like going to go out while i'm driving.The car did over heat and I have to stop on the side of the road to cool it down and I did put water after that it was ok.Did I damage the engine?

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Fuel pump,Fuel pump, Fuel pump,,, high mile cars will always out live their fuel pump. The stalls will become more frequent. But first change fuel filter if it has one outside the fuel tank, if it has it in the tank just replace the pump at the same time. Also next time when it stalls bang the bottom of the tank with your hand and try starting.

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