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I have a 97 cavalier that shuts down when its hot outside.

This car does this only once in a while I Put it on the computor and zippo nothing comes up. Driving down interstate the rpm will drop about 1000 rpms then sputer some times or just shuts of. I pull over put it in park hit the key and away I go like nothing ever happened and it might not happen again for 500 miles,,,,, Im confused?????

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Try cleaning the throttle with carburetor cleaner you may have carbon build up and this will cause problem similar to the one your having. if this information has been helpful please let us know

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