what causes a car to crank and run but when it gets hot it kills

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Asked by Oct 06, 2017 at 10:48 PM about the 2008 Saturn Aura XE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

it ran hot on me so we change the water pump, thermostat. but when the motor
gets hot it shuts down is there anything I'm missing.

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The engine should not be getting hot. Was the cooling system purged from the air pockets when it was refilled? If not here is a sight on how to purge air out of a cooling system.... www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUpXgAJ1gjU

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I'm assuming that by "hot" you mean normal operating temperature (195°F). When it quits, see what's missing, spark or fuel. Spray some starting fluid down the throttle body. It should run a few seconds on that. If so it's a fuel problem. If not, it's an ignition (no spark) problem. I'm guessing the ignition control module is failing. They will sometimes work fine when cool/cold. But break down once the engine warms up. HTH. -Jim

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thank you both, I will tell my husband to check

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You're welcome. Glad to help. -Jim

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