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I have a 87 CRXsi that starts fine every time, but, half way into the warm-up it acts like its flooding itself out. it will idle OK but will try to die when I give it any gas. If it happens on the freeway, it will jerk a few times and the pgm-fi light will come on and then there's no more problem. until it cools down, and try again. it doesnt happen every time, and never for the same length of time, which makes me tend to believe its a fuel problem. What do you think? cuz Im definitely no mechanic!

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Some cars cut off as a fail safe to overheating especially on newer cars. The computer controls the fans and if they are not working the computer is probably telling the car to shut off. Have you replaced the motors already, if not, this is what's happening. Once you replace the motors it should run fine. I wouldn't suggest driving it too much with this problem as it may affect the computer by giving it false info.

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Check fuel pressure, and regulator. A leaking regulator gives a warm engine more fuel [ it does not like it] a cold motor does. same as a flooded motor. Good luck

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I just had this problem and replaced the camshaft sensor, crankshaft sensor, and coolant temp sensor. i replaced these items because of high mileage. try these but first check your relays located under the hood on the passenger side. sometimes they get hot and fail.

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SOURCE: my 1980 toyota p/u starts idles but on the freeway

i guess it has carbs on that year, which means
1.your main jet is blocked or
2. fuel filter is clogged,
3. fuel pump worn out
4.blocked fuel line
you simply have just enough gas to idle but when you demand more there just is not enough,

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SOURCE: 2002 Jeep Liberty - 3.7 Liter - Engine has begun

I would start with cleaning the throttle bore and plate. Then clean the Idle Air Control valve, IAC, as this is the device that controls idle speed. Use a can of spray carb cleaner and an old toothbrush. Trouble with the IAC would make sense if you can keep the engine going by holding down the gas pedal a bit.
Use the carb cleaner to check for vacuum leaks at hose connections and elbows. run engine and spray short bursts at hoses and listen for idle speed changes.
And lastly if problem is still there check MAP sensor.

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