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It goes and stops after 10 minutes. with 30 minutes cooling time it will go again for 10 more minutes. Ideas?

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Check the computer codes. It sounds like a bad VSS (vehicle speed sensor). Either crankshaft position sensor or cam sensor.

Posted on Sep 17, 2010

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SOUND LIKE ENGINE GETTING TOO HOT.HAVE ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE CHECK USING HAND HELD INFRA RED THERMOMETER OR SCAN TOOL.IF ENGINE GETTING TOO HOT CHECK COOLANT LEVEL.REPLACE THERMOSTAT AND RADIATOR PRESSURE CAP.MAKE SURE FRONT GRILLE AND RADIATOR CORES AND CONDENSOR CORES NOT STOPPED UP WITH DEBRIS AND LEAVES RESTRICTING AIR FLOW.IF ALL LOOKS GOOD HAVE RADIATOR FLUSHED AND ENGINE BLOCK FLUSHED SO COOLANT WILL CIRCULATE PROPERLY.

Posted on Sep 17, 2010

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    IF COOLANT SYSTEM CHECK OUT OKAY.A FAULTY IGNITION MODULE AND FAULTY FUEL PUMP.WHEN ENGINE CUTS OFF AGAIN FIRST CHECK FOR SPARK AT PLUGS.AND CHECK THE FUEL SYSTEM MAKE SURE FUEL PUMP RUNNING.

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