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Amc dies? hi i have a 1986 amc eagle with a straight 6 in it my problem is that it will startup then drive for 10-20 minutes then when it gets to a low idle it just dies after that if i wait 10 minutes it will kinda start back up again and run for a little bit

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  • amccollector Jul 02, 2008

    when it starts and runs it runs great no problems its not running hard i assumed it was the ignition module but when i switched it out it did the same thing

  • amccollector Jul 02, 2008

    it did the same thing with the new ignition module. and the car shuts off when i turn off the ignition switch im thinking it was possible i got another bad module when i switched them or its somthing else and im not sure what it is yet



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For the stalling issue! Mine does this, after much tinkering it seems to be the fast idle cam, a small plastic part of the carter carb on my 84 wagon. Gonna get a new carb, or rebuild ASAP

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Having worked in an AMC dealership for 14 years, I would def suggest removing the carb & having the float bowl cleaned, and new gaskets installed. A "rebuild" if you will. This will solve your problem. VERY common issue with AMC carbs.

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There are 170,000 miles on my car kind of alot but its always ran good and strong and just started dying and no i have not checked that yet but i will try to tommorow

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For a older car like yours, sometime sick just like an older people. Car is different, if you can find the reason why cause this kind problem, as soon as you fix it, it will run for a while, but it is not easy, I think when you drive for a while, the engine is hot and inside is over heated, the ring on the piston expanded, that’s cause the engine stalled, after 10 to 15 minutes, the engine cool down, it will start and drive a short distance again and wait until the engine getting hot again, it will stall again.

How do you solve this problem, go to junk yard and find a low mileage engine put in or rebuild your engine.

Hope this can help.


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  • Frank Chen Jul 02, 2008

    My question is what you mentioned ( when i switched it out it did the same thing) Is your car stop or still running after you turn off your ignition switch?

  • Frank Chen Jul 02, 2008


    Please let me know, how many miles on your car?

    Did you check the preasure of your cylinders?


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