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Wont start runs until temp gauge gets to half way, then shuts down. wont start again until it cools down????????

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Take it to a shop for diagnostics. It could be alot of things, but is probably a faulty fuel pump.

Fuel pumps usually fail once the car gets to operating temperature and then they sieze up if they are faulty.

Although it could be alot of other things, faulty computer, to a clogged fuel filter.

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