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Stalls when engne warms up

Runs and idles fine on cold start. will run well for about five minutes, then begins to sputter then stalls. Hard to restart, or sometimes will not start untill it cools down.

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    when it warms up and start to drive it will sputter and dies out and it wont stay idled after that till it cools down

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    it sputters when you come back to start it after about 10 minutes and only when it s warm never does it cold give it gas and it will run great after

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    seems like it is running out of gas but then all the sudden I get power back

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    stalls/sputters after warmed up

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    spits/sputters then stalls after warmup...restarts fine,runs fine for awhile,then does it again..

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Your ECT (Engine Coolant Temp) sensor is bad. What's happening is at cold start it richens up the fuel mixture and as it warms up the ECM thinks it's still cold and essentially the "choke" is still on. Also check your coolant level. If you don't have enough coolant in you engine/radiator, the ECT doesn't know what to do so it thinks it's cold.

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