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It's happen 3 times in the last month, while the engine is running and the car is on P(stopped) it suddenly stalls. Starts with o problem after that. I just had the emissions test done and passed. The last time it stalled was while on the line waiting for my turn for the emissions test. Had the AC on.

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More than likely it is between two parts....fuel pump and/or coil module.These are both fast moving counter items at the Saturn dealer and can cause your symptoms.Not a good idea to guess though ,so perform fuel/ ignition diagnostics and inspections and hopefully you can isolate the problem.One fairly easy thing to pay attention to is the sound of the fuel pump...when failing they get louder and weird sounding...squeeling in a sense. Key on /engine off will cycle this pump for 3 secs and this gives you an opportunity to hear this pump in action in a quiet place,like enclosed in the garage.They generally run about like they sound,I've found....good luck

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