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Quits running after 10 or 15 minutes

I have an 86 nova that quits running after 10 or 15 minutes, just like turning off the key. the car had sat for a long time so i thought the carb and/or the gas tank was gummed up. they both were so i replaced both but still have same problem. i am now looking at the ignition. i have replaced the magnetic pickup, but i haven't put the distributor back in to test it. i am thinking of changing the igniter and coil while i am in there. they are probably all wore out. do you think this is an ignition problem, I would hate to spend the money, those little parts are EXPENSIVE. Please help with my dilemma

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  • toddj473 Aug 08, 2009

    hey, that was a good call with the coil it seemed to have done the trick. Thanks for your help.

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Coil is probably the problem but it could be the cap on the distributer.if it was a fuel problem you should have already eliminated it with your previous repairs.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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Fuel pump pressure is ok? Can't remember for sure if there is a electronic spark control module on this car or not and I don't have my books at home but check when it shuts off if you have spark or does it restart back up when it shuts down?

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Did u replace the fuel pump? to see if it;s the ignition, when dark after stalling or just before hold the plug wire unhooded 1/4 inch from plug.observe spark

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