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Car cuts off

While i was on highway headed to texas from new york my car cut off 7 times an i pulled over an put in park and car started right back up but continued to cut off evrytime i drove also when i reved the engine it sounded like it was misfiring.

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I had the same porblem. I replaced the ignition moduel. The problem has not returned. It;s been two years now.

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Grandammit!!! Bad oxygen sensor could cause the stalling or it needs new plugs and wires...so since it is 8 years old, give it new plugs and wires...then if the problem persists with NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT....then it is a mechanical problem with the engine. If your check engine light IS on...then take it to any shop with OBD2 diagnostics so the codes can be analized and the proper repair performed.

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