Car dies

Tiny
FISHERKINGDAVE
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I have a 1987 cutlass cruizer wagon 152,000 miles. The car starts fine but when I try to drive it I get above 30mph and the motor doesnt have any power and cuts out. Now sometimes it will die and sometimes it will slow to a crawl and then ill give it gas and it all happenes again, over and over. When it does die I put it in park and it starts right back up but then I drive it and it happens again. I have replaced the plugs, wire, oil, fuel filter, fuel pump and air flow (manifold)sensor. I brought it in to a machanic and they found no codes but I still have the same problem. Nobody can help me and i'ts my families only car. If you have any ideas I sure would appreciate hearing from you.
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Monday, April 3rd, 2006 AT 5:00 PM

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Tiny
LOSONE
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The problem is more than likely the ignition module located inside the distributer. It's not hard to change and is a common failure on your model car. Make sure you put the heat sync grease between the module and distributer. That often is the reason for the failure
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Monday, April 3rd, 2006 AT 5:22 PM
Tiny
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HI, IS'NT THE DISTIBUTER USALLY ROUND? THE PLACE WHERE MY CABLES COME FROM ARE ON A LONG RECTANGULAR SHAPPED THING COMING OFF THE LOWER FRONT OF THE MOTOR. IS THAT IT?
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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 AT 12:02 PM
Tiny
LOSONE
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No tyhat is a coil pack and it doesn't have a distributer. In that case change the module under where the wires are attached. That should fix the problem.
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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 AT 12:06 PM
Tiny
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COULD YOU DESCRIBE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE? I DONT KNOW ALOT ABOUT CARS
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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 AT 2:12 PM
Tiny
LOSONE
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Disconnet the wiring plug from the back of the coil pack. Remove the coil pack from car. The module lies under the coil pack. Remeove and replace the module.
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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 AT 3:01 PM

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