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88 chevy cavalier z24 stalls,won't restart

I got this car for my daughter about 8 months ago,it rode and drove fine for 3 months, when she got it home that night ,it wouldn't start again.
I checked plugs,which seemed alright,went through connections,nothing loose/broken.1 month later it started right up and idled fine.drove it about 10 blocks and it stalled in the middle of the street,pushed it to the side,tried starting it,but it wouldn't,came back to it bout half hour later and it started right up and I drove it home,checked codes,got only default.
the car doesn't need a key to start it/turn it over.Is there a relation here?
could the ignition switch connection vibrate loose and cause stall?
What steps should I take to find problem?

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When you have a bad crank sensor it will brake down after it gets to hot.but when it cools down the car will start .replace the crank sensor

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