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Old 09-23-2006, 08:07 PM   #1
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my bonne randomly on a full tank of gas, previously working an hour beforehand decided it wasnt going to start for me last night.
the ignition would turn and the car would start, but it instantly unable to hold an idle rpm and completely stalls..
should i jus get this thing towed to a mechanic or would replacing a small sensor or somethin like that do the trick or at least be worth a shot?
my idea was the catalytic converter buttt..give me some feedback id greatly appreciate it
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From what you are saying, it almost sounds like vapor lock. Did ya try and loosen the gas cap? Kinda need more info here. Do your power windows and locks still work after the engine dies? Do you have a check engine light on when it is running?
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There are various things that could cause the problem that I think you are trying to describe. Please give us as much detail as possible at to what the problem is, in complete thoughts and sentences.
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