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Have a "96 chevy blazer, when it is hot outside (really hot) the engine just stops, no electrical, no gauge differences, no indicators of a problem, just driving down the road and all the sudden, nothing. Ive had this to a garage numerous times, they can't get it to replicate the problem. When this happens, I can get to the side of the road, wait about a minute and it starts right back up, will drive for a very short distance maybe 1 10th of a mile and it shuts off again. If i leave it sit for about 20-30 minutes, its okay for quite a few miles before it does it again. When it is cooler outside, it runs great, no problems, but when the temp is up outside, this seems to be the only time it acts up. The garage has hooked it up to their computers, and they have no issues, everything is fine. Could this be the EGR valve (regulator) ?

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    Bonnie Christner Aug 04, 2010

    Will try the solutions, hopefully they are helpful in finding the problem. Thanks for your time.



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Clean the idle air valve on the throttle body.The IAC valve is located on the driver side of the throttle body.Clean this valve and check.If still the same problem the EGR valve needs to be checked and replaced.If clogged and dirty then clean it and refit and recheck.If too carbon is got collected on the valve then it may be a vacuum leak.Get the vacuum pressure test done at local car garage to confirm where the leak is. Also Get the fuel pressure checked. If its less then its quite possible that fuel pump needs to be replaced and fuel filter is got clogged. Thanks. keep updated for any more can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

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