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Drive my car for so long it cuts off,let it sit a while it cuts back on,sitting at a light it idles really high and comes back dow really low

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Hi Masia!
Does the engine stall while driving at higher-than-idle RPM's or only when idleing?
The problem you describe has me thinking that there's something wrong with the air supplied to the engine, probably caused by a leaking vaccum hose, a clogged up/faulty idle air control valve or a throttle body in need of cleaning. Spray some starter spray on the vaccum hoses while the engine is running. If it changes RPM you've found a leak. Oh and you may want to check and clean the throttle position sensor as well just to be sure.
Good luck mate!

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I had a Shelby GLHS that did the same thing.
It turned out to be the fuel pump. It did not completely quit working so it would work for a while and then loose pressure. No guarantee but it may be worth looking into. This could actually be a number of things. Need more info.

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