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Does the weather seem to be a factor when this happens?Also, you said you have a code reader now, does the check engine light come on when it's happening?
Ok, was wondering if rain seems to be a factor, but probably not in So CA lol.
What I think is happening is either the ignition control module is getting hot and shorting out or the crank or cam sensor is failing and causing it to stall. The symptoms you describe seem to indicate a timing type of issue. This points to a probem with the ignition system which means to me a possible ignition module malfunction under the coils. I think I would start with that. It should give a check engine light, with a code that indicates this type of issue, but if not, I would still replace it.
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one other thing I forgot to mention, but these cars shut down if the oil pressure drops. The oil pressure sending unit could be causing this issue as well. I just think because of the way it's sputtering I would go with the ignition module, but keep the oil sending unit in mind as well.
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