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Car stalls out just going down the road wait about 5 minutes and it will run again and may or may not stall again at that time i have tuned it up changed the fuel filter and ther are no code showing up can you help thanks in advance

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  • jdustinstone May 17, 2009

    wife's 1998 Saturn SL2 just quits - completely dies - randomly when she's going down the road. sometimes it will start up immediately afterwards, other times it will just crank away, without starting. after letting it sit for a few minutes it will start again. sometimes die a few seconds later (just die, no sputtering) and sometimes it will stay on and she can continue to her destination. when it dies, it's so sudden that it seems like an electrical issue, maybe something grounding out or a sensor? doesn't sound like the crank shaft sensor i keep reading about.. any ideas? How did the original poster solve the problem?

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I have a 96 sl2 that did that check and see if your coolant temp sensor is a brown plastic connector if it is then i would replace it. its located on the drivers side of the head and has two wires going into it.. if its brass then you already have the new one and its something else

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Check your ignition system by actually feeling for any overheated components(components must not get so hot that it burns you when you touch it) eg. coil ,module ect. if so first check for inferior component earthing/ heatshrinking and improper location, if it still get hot replacement will solve your problem.

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