Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Vancouver USA
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Re: DRIVING ACROSS COUNTRY AND GOT STRANDED!!!
This is a long shot but it did happen to my father in-law once with an older AMC. The car would run fine until it heated up, then it would stall out as you described. Let it cool off, all was fine, no problem starting it again. No mechanic could figure it out.
It turned out that the wire from the coil to the distributor was bad. It had a small break in the core that was not a problem when it was cold, but once it heated up the material would expand and the gap in the wire enlarged to the point that it would not continue to pass electricity. I am not saying that it in your case it is the coil wire, but it could be something like that, even a wire to the fuel pump. Fine when itís cold but expands to the point that the connection is lost when it heats up.
Just a thought.