1995 Chevy Caprice car stops on me

Tiny
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  • 1995 CHEVROLET CAPRICE
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 125,500 MILES
My 1995 Caprice runs for a while then it starts to
miss and eventually dies out at a stopsign etc. And when that happens it won't start like I'm out of gas but the tank is full. What can this be.
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Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 AT 5:30 PM

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Tiny
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How long before it will start back up?

Does the check engine light come on before it dies?

Have you done any testing when it was dead?
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Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 AT 8:55 PM
Tiny
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The light has come on before but not the last couple times/ and it takes a few minutes before it'll start and I'd be holding the gas pedal down to try to make it start
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Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 AT 9:11 PM
Tiny
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Does it do it all the time. Or only when it's hot/cold?

Does it only happen after you first start the car or even after hours of driving it?
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Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 AT 9:18 PM
Tiny
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After driving it awhile, it seem to have went away
when I put fuel injector cleaner in it for a few weeks
but it has been happening alot lately. It happens when hot or cold.
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Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 AT 9:32 PM
Tiny
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You're going to have to do some testing the next time it dies.

You are either loosing spark or fuel.

You can test for spark by hooking up a timing light and then lay it on the engine with it pointed at the windshield. Try to start the engine and the light should flash you in the face.

You can test for fuel by having someone else try to start the car while you spray a little bit of starting fluid in the air cleaner.

Once we figure out which one is dropping off, then we can start to trace those possibilities.
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Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 AT 9:40 PM
Tiny
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Thanks I'll do that and get back with you
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Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 AT 9:46 PM

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