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Probe is shuting off while idleing or driving

I'm having a hard time trying to find out why my probe is shuting off while it is idleing or while am driving, i can restart it less in second or so,while am breaking or stopping it want to shut off,so i have to press the gas or put it in neutral or park to keep it running and sometime that don't work,in the mean time the tempt.gauge is showing overheat,but goes up and down and the engine light is on,have a good car,runs real good and sooth,so what is happening here.(NEED SOME HELP REAL BAD) Thanks Guys

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  • henleedragon Jul 08, 2008

    this is not the answer i am looking for,the car get plenty of gas to keep it running.i think it is electrical,meaning the distrubtor get hot,could it be the ignition control module breaking down,then shut off,then cooling down and restarting after,this is what i came with.hit me back guys, and thanks


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Hello sir,

I think there might be an impediment in the passage of the fuel to the engine. pl check whter the fuel is flowing freely from the tank to the engine motor.

if u think there is an ignition problem,,just plug out the spark plug clean it with spirit ad remove the dust from the spark plug..

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Get the fuel pump checked..

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

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    Legin Varghese Jul 05, 2008

    if the engine is over heater also chk the water pump/coolent in the tank/ cooling fan.


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