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Shuts down My car shuts down after 30 min. of operation. It will start back up after a couple of tries. It will idle normal for 10 - 20 seconds and then idle erratically for 5 seconds. Then back to normal.

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  • tr8upcamp Apr 22, 2009

    Car starts fine, idles ruff and kills when you stop at a stop sign or red light. It is also worse we you put the air conditioner on.

  • tonybarros19 Apr 30, 2009

    my car will idle at a stop sign or in the driveway normal for a few minutes then shut down would this have anything to do with the oxygen sensor cuz i know i do need a new but i can tfind anything else wrong with it

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I would check the intake air temperature sensor

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