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Old 05-05-2002, 10:12 AM
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Did you note the engine/coolant temperature?

When my car gets hot -- after idling for long periods -- the starter solenoid won't engage until it cools off (heat + magnetism do not mix).

As for why it shut down to begin with, perhaps someone else can answer.

Eric Silbver
1989 260E
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