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Driving ,cruising 45 to 55 get into it just a little to get around someone,pull out to pass engine dies no warning spit sputter nothing just dies.put in neutral (car still rolling) turn key off we go. Somethimes the car runs like it is one fire other times it mopes along. Cruises well as long as you do not push it till it probally downshifts runs fine.Now comes the clincher if i run it for a while on interstate for a while it will not die.

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What I am going to suggest is going to seem unrelated but I will give you the reason to try it.

If you have a separate switch for Traction control, turn it off and see if the problem goes away. The Traction Control is made to kill the engine and automatically apply the rear brakes. The sensors can be blinded by rust and brake debris. At steady freeway speeds you may be drawing the junk away temporarily from the wheel sensors.

Usually the rear emergency brakes will supply a lot of the debris and coat the sensors. Also you can get a free scan for the car at Autozone or Oreillys and sometimes they have the special scanners for the Suspension and Traction Control. Since you also have a problem with the engine I know they can scan for that problem. Good luck and I would be interested to know the outcome of this problem so I can use it to help others.

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