Why does my car keep shutting off?

Tiny
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  • 1988 BUICK CENTURY
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I have a 1988 buick century with a 2.8 v6 engine and when I drive down the road it goes dead. Then it will crank back up and let me go for a little way then shut off again, it repeats this everytime. I put a brand new altinator in it but it still does the same thing. The battery is brand new and its been tested its a good battery.
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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 3:17 AM

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Tiny
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Check the fuel pressure. It may be failing.

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 3:20 AM
Tiny
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Ok so that means I might need a new fuel pump? Thanks for replying
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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 3:36 AM
Tiny
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Yes, you might but only replace it after verifing the failure. Throwing parts at it is expensive. Make sure it is bad before replacing

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 3:40 AM
Tiny
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Alright I will and it started doing this after I put a cd player in it thats why I thought it was electrical
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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 3:50 AM

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