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Car runs for 30 min and then dies ,will run after sitting for 20 min is that the crank position sensor

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Not the crank sensor. It is the coil. Coils are nothing but a coil of copper wire. When the heat comes up the copper wire expands and causes the wire to come apart. When it cools it shrinks back and the car will start again.

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