Originally Posted by dslater55
ok we drove the car today it started ok we got about 30 ;miles away and it dies. we jump start in by the going under the car . we get about 8 miles down the road in nowhere land and it kicks a few times and dies going 70 miles an hour . it will not start again and when the starter is engaged it will not fire as if it is not getting any fuel but it is becasue the fuel pump is working and you can smell gas. would the ignation shut it all off like that.
Sorry for this delay in answering; was on vacation up in the north woods of Wisconsin... (Eagle River...
Okay, if the engine quits at 70 mph, it sounds like something is killing your ignition. You say that the engine is running hot, and I'm wondering if your coil pack is failing in the heat.
It'* also interesting that you twist the key and nothing happens when the starter is supposed to crank. If that only happens when the engine is hot, it may be that your starter is suffering from heat soak: the overly-hot engine is getting the starter so hot that it'* seizing up temporarily and can't turn.
As for the ignition switch, the part that I was talking about is not the mechanical part where you put the key in (and which contains the anti-theft wiring, etc.); I mean the electrical portion of the ignition switch, which is a separate module further down the steering column. If that decides to break, it'll kill your ignition just as if you turned the key to Off.
Note that if, after the engine has started, the Security system decides that it doesn't recognize your key anymore, it will not kill the engine, so that 70 mph stall you were talking about was not something being deliberately done by your Security system.
So in general, I think you should ask your mechanic to check out your ignition system, especially the components that are susceptible to heat. Getting your cooling system working a little better, to lower your running temperature to where it should be, will help you as well.