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When the car is driven for a bit till it warms up it shuts off...we just replaced the thermostat. .what might it be?

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Here are two different websites they may help, Tim:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_would_cause_a_car_to_cut_off_when_hot

http://www.2carpros.com/topics/stalls.htm

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