1997 Chevy Lumina starting up after driving longer distance

Tiny
PJMARKLE
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  • 1997 CHEVROLET LUMINA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 191,000 MILES
After driving approx. 100 mi, esp. In hot weather, if car is shut off, will not start again until letting car sit for several hrs. Does ok on shorter trips. Mechanic has replaced plugs, wires, head gasket.
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Sunday, July 19th, 2009 AT 2:24 PM

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Tiny
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Does it crank and not start
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does it not crank?
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Sunday, July 19th, 2009 AT 8:49 PM
Tiny
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It cranks, but does not start--almost sounds as if it is not getting enough fuel. Sometimes smells as if it is flooded.
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Sunday, July 19th, 2009 AT 9:47 PM
Tiny
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Dies and wont start until it's cool
smells like gas.

Classic signs of the ignition module failing.

Next time it stalls out and wont start, check for spark.
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Sunday, July 19th, 2009 AT 10:05 PM
Tiny
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Thanks. I'll get it checked out.
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Sunday, July 19th, 2009 AT 10:22 PM

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