I had this exact problem with the same model and it drove me nuts. By the time I could get any tools to the car, it would run again. It finally stayed dead long enough to determing that the coil was shorted internally and apparently when it got hot. Try a new coil.
I had a similar problem with my 1987 Aerostar. I suspected it was either the ignition module (on the side of the distributor) or the fuel pump (located in the gas tank). I carried another ignition module and the tools to install it, and a fuel pressure gague and waited for the problem to happen again. In this case, it turned out to be the fuel pump.
I HAVE THE SAME VAN IT IS THE FUEL PUMP WHAT HAPPENS IS THERE IS ENOUGH PRESSURE TO GET THE VAN RUNNING BUT SOON THE PUMP RUNS OUT OF PRESSURE AND IT STOPS RUNNING IF YOU LEAVE IT LONG ENOUGH IT WILL START UP AGAIN BUT SOON THE SAME THING HAPPENS AGAIN.DON'T WAISTE YOUR MONEY ON IGNITION PARTS I DID ALL FOR NOT
Died while driving? Alternator
if it won't start up again chances are it's probably your fuel pump
A universal joint on the driveshaft going bad.
Stalling while driving may be caused by a collapsing or kinked neoprene fuel line.
Check timing belt
The reason your 2001 Hyundai Sonata lost all power while you were driving and stalled and won't start again is either the battery or the alternator. If you have no power you most likely have an alternator problem.
Bolts might come loose from the transmission pan while you are driving your 1987 Ford Aerostar because they have not been torqued to specified tightness. They might also come loose because the bolts are not the right size or are worn.
A faulty alternator will cause those symptoms. You might want to get t checked out.
Have someone check your fuel pump pressure,if you lose fuel pressure while driving,and then it comes back that would explain why it seems to start by itself.
probably it had no gas or it was just to old
Your car lost power while you were driving and it will not start now because the battery is depleted.
If you lost power while driving and it did not start again, it could be an alternator issue. Double check the battery just to make certain it isn't an issue with the cable connectors too.
When driving, the cataracts start developing which causes the eye to start watering.
It might fit but it will take you a while.
Maybe fuel vapor lock. Hard to pinpoint the cause with no 'hands on'
Pick up coil is bad.
there is humidity in your engine control module
my car has no power when driving. plus its hard to start. after i ran it low on fuel
My Chevrolet blazer automatic will jump or skip while driving and start losing power/speed.
posibbly the overdrive sensor we had a 88 ford aerostar that did the same thing
About a zillion things, one would be a bad fuel pump. If it will jump start and drive a few miles then die again replace your alternator.
Why does my 2000 dodge neon shut off when my gas gauge hits a half tank of gas then u recycle the key to start it again and it starts up
Why does my car die out when I turn on a/c
The temperature sensor needs Replacing.
check your timing belt