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I have a 1987 topaz with long kms. it has had a problem where it will not start sometimes, it will turn over and catch but not stay going. I have replaced the fuel filter/pump. spark plugs and distributor cap. also sometimes it will randomly shut off or just miss as I'm driving it to, usally I can just put it in nutral and it starts up fine. I have been told it maybe a problem with an electrical connection coming loose. wondering if this model of car is known to have this problem and if you know which part of the system it is most likely to be

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All vehicles would have this problem if it's a loose connection in the main engine harness. in your vehicle if it starts just fine and while driving it cuts out and you put it in neutral and it starts up again it would be that the connection to the nuetral safety switch is either loose are the switch is malfunctioning.

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