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Possible bad IAT sensor

When the outside temp is cold the car runs mostly fine, but when the outside temp is warm the car runs erratically. i lose power and the car eventually dies. then it needs to be off for 10 minutes or so to start again.
i've been told it's an IAT (air temperature) sensor.

is this accurate and is it something i can replace myself? i'm not a car genius but not completely dumb about it either.

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I doubt it's the IAT in the air cleaner tube. Go to an auto parts store and ask them to scan your car for fault codes & see if one says a bad IAT.
It may be the start of your fuel pump in the fuel tank failing. Need to check pressure to see if maintains 40 psi. Gauge connects to fuel rail shrader valve.

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