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MY 92 CUTLASS AFTER 20 MINUTES STARTS SHAKING VIGOROUSLY THEN DIES AND WONT RESTART UNTIL IT COOLS DOWN 20 OR MORE MINUTES THEN STARTS RIGHT BACK UP

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If a temp. light does not come on and the engine is not over heating I would look into the ignition components such as ignition module inside the distributor, sometimes when these components heat up they can cause this problem you described

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