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Turns off my 97 cavalier turns on with no problem,but once the gets hot it turns off, it wont idel unless i give it gas, so impossble to drive cause it keeps shutting off. can up help

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I would install new plugs, wires, and make sure there is no vacuum leak. If that stuff fails.. coil packs.

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use a tank of high test 93 octane, had the same type of problem with my 97 cavalier 2.2 ltr motor. If I would shut the car off for a few minutes and then restart it, it would drive normal again for a while. This would typically happen on hot days especially if you are sitting in traffic. A fillup with 93 octane gas for some reason would seen to solve the problems for a few weeks even after filling up with normal low octane 87 gas after the high octane fillup. I found no reason for this behavior and I am a mechanic all I know is that the car hasn't done this for me in some time and no repairs had been done, just one of those weird things cars do once in a while. mine has 277,000 miles and still running

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Check the EGR operation. If this valve is leaking it will cause your symptoms.

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Remove one of the spark plugs and see if it is wet with gas.
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have you changed the sensor on the coolant reservoir? try that.

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Make sure fluid level is right first and you might have to change the fluid and filter .. just an idea thanks Jerry

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