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96 sunfire dies after 4 or 5 miles

Car starts drive it 5 or 6 miles it dies have to wait a few hours before it restarts have changed fuel pump ,ecm,ignition module,coil packs ???

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  • mmtow2 Jun 30, 2008

    already tried 1 thanks ??

  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    I have the same problem only sometimes it bogs down and then acts like it floods itself out and dies then and won't start for a couple of hours. Alot of times if you make too many trips in a day starting and stopping the engine like more than 3 times it won't start and you have to wait 2 hours before it starts. I have changed the fuel filter and coil packs and spark plugs 2 times within the last year. I have had it put on a scan tool at autozone and it just read junk no code. Help please????


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Try the fuel pressure regulator, I have a sunfire also, and it did that to me

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

I had the same problem. After being in the shop for several months, it turned out to be the theft system. A previous owner had changed the ignition module in the steering column, as the original one had burned out, and it would only run a few miles at the time. The owner gave me the car, because he couldn't figure out what was wrong with it.
It turns out that replacing the ignition module resets something in the theft system, which it recognizes as someones attempt to steal the vehicle. For some reason, my internal theft system would not accept new programing, and it had to be replaced. Hope this helps.

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Have you check the altenator

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If none of those worked, try the fuel filter. some times it can clog. when you stop the stuff falls too the bottom and then when you start it is clogs it back up so it wont run. then you have to wait for it to fall again.

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