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99 galant starts and then stops running

Car will start after sitting but after while of short trips it will start and then quit running.
this is my sons car so l haven't caught the problem happening? the last time it happened yesterday he started it and let it run for few minutes and stopped it approx. 5-6 times and it ran fine so he drove it home from the firehouse approx 1-1/2 miles turned it off and tried to start it and it started and stopped????????????????????????

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  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    check engine light on???

    go to autozone and have obdii codes pulled

    likely idle air control valve... expensive, looks too delicate to clean.
    throttle position sensor... expensive.

    be sure to check recessed spark plug wells for oil leaking from the plug shaft seals. causes misfire. also, rotor button tends to build up deposits/corrosion... good sanding is usually due (be sure to clean grit away).

  • onpoint Apr 16, 2009

    I have a 1999 galant that runs great for a while than you will be driving along and it will just stop running. Pull over start it will run for 5 sec. and stop again. this may happen 1 to 5 or 10 times and than start and run fine for a few min. or the rest of the day. Car runs great other than this problem. When code came on the code said cam postition sensor. I have one ordered for it. Thanks


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