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1992 Ford Taurus Question: What causes my car to cut out and die?

 

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jeffreyclint, 3.0L V6, Florence, CO, March 02, 2009, 19:45
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when the outside temp gets above 70 my car dies before i drive 10 miles and its not overheating its got to be an electrical issue. if i wait 20 min. it will start and i can go another 10 miles. pls.help

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    March 04, 2009, 10:43
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    Are any warning lights illuminated? (check engine light)

    This could be ignition or fuel related. A failing fuel pump can cause this type of problem and not set any trouble codes (check engine light). It would be good to monitor your fuel pressure while driving to see if the pressure drops before the engine stalls. This may be the ignition coil or ignition module on the verge of failing so some diagnosis would be a good idea so money isn't wasted. hope this helps!

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