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Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX a common failure of either the Ignition Coil, or Ignitor in side the distributor. Usually the best bet is to replace the entire distributor to elliminate any of the components in side. The only way we'll trully know for sure what is going on is if you can test for spark and fuel while the engine is dead and not firing. Besides the distribiutor the other two common problems are the Main relay under the left side of the dash or the ignition switch in the steering column. The ignition switch is actually under recall still for the same exact problem. If you call your dealer and give them the VIN number of the car, they can run a search to see if the switch has ever been replaced in the life of the car under the recall, if not, explain your symptoms and they should take care of it for you. There's a 80% chance that one of the items I listed above are causing the intermmittant stall, however, there are many other out of the ordinary causes of stalls like this as well. Becuase of the intermittancy, it will be very difficult for any shop to diagnose it and so I recommend getting some of the less expensive alternatives out of the way, such as the Main Relay and ignition switch. Let me know if you plan on taking on the repairs yourself and I can provide some instruction.