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Stops running after 3 miles

I have a 1983 Pontiac Phoenix that stops running after going 3 miles then have to let it set for about 15 secs and then it will start again please help

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One of two things is happening either your fuel filter/carbourator is borderline completely clogged or your transmission fluid is burnt and causing your transmission to "bind" clean or have your fuel system cleaned and the filter replaced, and/or if the fluid in your transmission smells burnt and is brown in color instead of red have your fluid drained and replaced and your filter replaced
and if you think to check and see if your cooling fan is working those make a hell of a difference!

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Sounds carb float i would buy a quality carb like rochester if u have some rebuild its going cause almose as much as new carb

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