THE ENGINE QUITS RUNNING WHEN THE ENGINE WARMS UP

  • Tiny
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  • 1992 Buick Century
  • 100,000 miles

I have a 1992 buick century. I replaced the ignition control modular and coil pack. Could it be a sensor?

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 AT 9:42 PM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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When it dies, you need to check to see if the engine is getting spark and the proper amount of fuel. Once you do that, then you can focus on a specific component.

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 AT 9:47 PM
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It gets spark & fuel. It dies when it's warm. Sometimes it will start in an hour and sometimes overnight.

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 AT 10:18 PM
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Sorry - no spark but fuel. Same others apply.

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 AT 10:23 PM
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Okay, if it loses spark and won't restart, it is an ignition system issue. The first thing that I would start with is the crank sensor.

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 AT 10:37 PM
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Will the temperature sensor or the oil pressure sensor cause it to die?

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 AT 10:40 PM
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Can the crank sensor be tested on vehicle?

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 AT 10:42 PM
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I believe your vehicle will shut down if the oil pressure is lost. As far as the crank sensor, I recommend remove it and have a parts store test it for you.

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 AT 11:12 PM

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