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My park avenue runs for a while then dies out. It normally starts right up again and runs fine. When it starts to die and I give it gas it seems as if it is flooding out.

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This may be an ignition control module overheating. The module is found in the distributor, underneath the distributor cap on many models. If your vehicle has coil packs (is distributorless), the ignition module is underneath these coil packs. Once removed, most parts stores can test the module for you. When having the module tested, make sure it is tested 3-7 times in succession, as heat problems often will not show until it has cycled several times. Sometimes, this can be cured by installing fresh thermal transfer grease/heatsink compound on the metal portion of the module, available at radio shack and at some auto parts stores. Another possible culprit is the fuel pressure regulator, but this seems much less likely.

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