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My 1991 cavalier will run for 20-40 minutes and after running so long it will stall. when you try to turn the car back on it will run until you switch from park to drive, reverse or neutral. What might be the problem? Thanks!

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There's a neutral safety backup combined switch but that's only for the starter.

I think that there's something about the engine that is wrong. Do you have any codes stored in the computer?

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