626 dies while cruising

Tiny
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  • 1962 MAZDA 626
1993 Mazda 626 w/2.0l 4 cyl. & Manuel transmission. 170000 miles. Car dies while driving but will restart within
minutes. Had the fuel pressure checked ( it was low, around 63 psi ) so I replaced the fuel pump and strainer. Car still dies while driving. This has not happened at speeds below 25 mph. There are no idiot lights lit until of course it dies. Plenty of power otherwise. Any ideas?
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Thursday, July 5th, 2007 AT 12:46 PM

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Tiny
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Is it just that the engine dies or do you lose all electrical power?
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Friday, July 6th, 2007 AT 7:15 AM
Tiny
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Just the engine dies. I have noticed that it will die at all speeds and occasionally backfire while restarting the engine. I still have electrical power, lights radio etc. And if I turn the key off then to on/run for a few seconds before trying to restart it seems to restart quicker. Also, there seems to be no set number of times it will die. Yesterday it died six or seven times going to work and then not at all coming home, a distance of approximately 45 miles. Wierd huh?
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Sunday, July 8th, 2007 AT 10:57 AM
Tiny
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If just your engine dies then it must be a problem with the distributor or coil.
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Wednesday, July 11th, 2007 AT 7:04 AM
Tiny
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Thanks, I'll check them both out and let you know.
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Wednesday, July 11th, 2007 AT 1:57 PM
Tiny
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Sounds like it could be the CMP overheating
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Thursday, July 12th, 2007 AT 5:47 PM
Tiny
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Could also be the ignition control module
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Friday, July 13th, 2007 AT 3:24 PM

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