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Car died and wont start

My 87 buick century has died several times in the past few weeks. Cold, hot, luke warm, no real pattern. I am just driving along pull up to a stopsign and it dies like you shut off the key. No sputtering no choking no warning just dead and wont start. cranks fine checked for spark and it has some. Yesterday I topped over the top of a hill and let off the gas as I started down hill and bam, it went dead. If I come bak a few hours later it fires right up and no problem untill I need to go to work or something. I changed the fuel filter but no change, It is a fuel injection motor and I really do not know anything about them.

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    my problem is the follow: not starting and thing that is electric problem. I dont know if reality is the ignicion modul is died

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The fuel injector motor or called the Idle Air control module is not the failure. The fuel pump is overheating and dies out. Thus when letting sit a while the engine is starting up again.
I woult take vehicle to local shop and have them replace the fuel pump , I suggest not getting taken for a complete tune up. Just the fuel pump is the most cost effective way .

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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Its vapor locking, try losing your fuel cap and leaving it a little lose

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