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Engine quit running while driving

1991 cadillac eldorado ,while driving the engine just quit running. was not out of gas. cannot get it restarted ,could this be a starter problem or what?

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  • jcmcm44 Jul 20, 2008

    When turning the ignition on, nothing happens. Could this be a starter problem or, maybe, a security issue? If a starter went bad, would it stop the car while you are driving it?

  • James Mauldin
    James Mauldin Dec 19, 2016

    I had the same problem with my '91 Eldorado. Driving down the street and the engine dies and wouldn't restart for about a hour .
    Check inside the distributor cap, on the very bottom is a ignition component that kinda looks like a big fuse with the contacts angled inward on both ends. I cant remember the proper name of it, but its about 3"x 1" x 3/8ths thick. Now it starts up every time and the engine stays running. I hope this solve your problem.

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It can be a lot of things, what happened when engine stopped?

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 20, 2008

    Generally if the car suddenly stops and does not restart it is either a problem with distribution, or a problem with fuel.

    Regarding Distribution you should check the Distributor rotor and the electronics, eventually check sparks plug and replace them. Check if you have spark, if you don't you need to fix the distributor.

    Common fuel problem: check and replace tha fuel filter, this is quite easy to do. Check that the fuel pump is running and there is no noise, see if fuel is flowing.




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