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Car dies While sitting at a stop light the car died, restarted, went 20-30 yards, died, restarted, went 20-30 yards, repeat. Repair shop said it was the distributor-I had that replaced only a year before. Drove car the other day 30 miles and it never died until I pulled in the driveway where I was going. Proceeded to repeat the pattern.

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Not a usual thing to happen but it can. The distributor itself does not fail. components inside can. What did the tech do to test it? Or, was any testing done?
    A bad fuel pump can give you the same symptoms, but generally there is a wait between starting up again. Will the shop guarantee their diagnosis? and why not replace the failed component rather than the entire unit?
    When I ran a shop, I charged for what I fixed...not what I tried to fix. Did the same shop change the first one?

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It's probably either the inline fuel filter or could be the pump in the tank,i would try replacing the line filter first(NOT TO EXPENCIVETO REPLACE)try driving it around awhile see if that works 1'st.rate this .thank's

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