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Any chance the check engine light is on ?
You are correct in thinking the starting fluid would point to a lack of fuel, but its also possible the engine would start without it once something cools off a bit. Even a wiring harness problem could come and go.
If the idle air control valve failed, it would stall at stops but should start if you push on the gas pedal to open the throttle.
What happens if you shift to neutral when coming to a stop ?
It really sounds like an electrical component getting hot and failing, then coming back to life once it cools off.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
it most definately is the crank shaft sensor. same exact prob i had. it costs about 60 bucks and 3 minutes to replace yourself. one bolt holds it into the transmission bell housing and one connector wire. very simple fix. call off the wrecker. just have plenty of ratchet extensions available i had to go in from behind the transfer case to reach the bolt but it was still pretty simple to install.
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
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