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The motor completely dies approximately one or two minutes after startup. I just have enough time to pull out of the drive, get into traffic, and it dies. I doesn't do this every time, just intermittently. In the past it has started right up again but recently it refused to start up for about 15 minutes. This has happened twice. The problem started after a new distributor was put in.

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Have car scanned if possible! to find problem code.but it sounds like a bad crank sensor. if it fails the symtoms are, the engine may start, but it will cut out in a few minutes. or seconds of operation, it controls the timing. it will cause car not to start back up for at least 10-15 minutes. have car scanned first.

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