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Engine will shut off while driving down road, will not restart, no fire to plugs, let sit for 15 minutes starts fine only seems to do thid when weather is hot

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  • gnwoz2 Aug 19, 2008

    when engine has been running and then shut off the engine will not start,

    and engine will stall at a stop and will not start

  • thanks12 Aug 29, 2008

    98 buick century custom-3.1 6 cyc - family car - one owner - red light came on while driving with the oil can with the little drip pouring out, car kept running, so i stopped to check the oil, level was perfect. recently car has been hesitating, when it did, i pressed on the gas pedal and it did not cut off at that time. car stalled first time, full tank of gas; it started back up. engine test was done by autozone: reveal codes egr and oil pressure sending unit. replaced them but it did not help afterward it stalled again. car was towed again, it stalled and would not start back up this time. afterwards now it starts but engine runs very rough and shakes hard and after about 2 seconds it shuts off by itself. mechanic says that oil is not being distributed, took oil sending part off, but no oil was present. Engine has a perfect level of oil. recent tune-up. new battery too! replaced pcv valve. i did cut the gas cap off and replaced with locking gas cap. could this have messed up the car?

  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    Driving down road an than stops. Thought it was the alternator and replaced it. The battery is only 1 to 2 years old but if charged will start but when driving it shuts off again. Have no power for the speed omitor or to find out if battery is working right. Now we think it might be the fuel lines that are cloged. We do know that we need fuses for the speed omitor also it could be in the electrical wiring, right now we are just guessing. Can you give me any advice.

  • chuckky Sep 10, 2008

    I have a buick 92 or 94 century with a 6 cylinder. Will driving down the road normally on a hot day it will turn off.. It will turn over but not start. If I let it set for 20 or 30 minutes it will start and run for 20 minutes or so and stop again. Someone told me that it was the electronic ingnition module so I replace it. It does the same thing still. Could it be one of the 3 coils? and if so is there a way to test them? thanks for any help chuck

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    my contour in hot weather will start to putt and start to miss while driving along then will shutdown have to let the car sit for few minutes then will startup for a 6 or 7 miles then it will do the sameething what is wrong



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I would check the pickup coil to see if it is going out.

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