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Engine cuts off starts when it cools off 1991chevy lumina drives for a bit then stops let sit for a few minutes and restart it

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Hi,

Sounds like the ignition coil is getting bad it gets hot and stops working and when it cools off it works again. I would replace it and your problem should be solved.

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