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Q: Car won't start when warmed up

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2001 Holden Astra. Car won't start when I drive for 15minutes and turn it off but if I leave it off to cool down it will start and I can drive for 7hours+ no problem but if I turn it off I have to wait until it is cold and will start and run fine again. What could be the problem thanks.

My car has 135 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: Your issue could be caused by one of the fo...

Your issue could be caused by one of the following conditions:

The most common problem is the igniter and coil not giving spark due to hot soak, until it cools.

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