Many engines have an automatic shut off when the engine becomes too hot. Once the engine cools down it may also be equipped with an automatic startup.
Be sure the cooling fans are functioning when the ac is running.
Sounds like you have a faulty thermostat. Its nothing expensive on hard to replace.
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Bad engine cushions can make the engine shake. bad spark plugs cause malfunction as the car starts running.
I suspect a bad distributor. Honda distributors have been known to fail.
In hot weather my Honda Accord 2000 starts but idles rough and dies.
Probably a stuck solenoid.
You can do serious damage to the catalytic converter if the check engine light starts to flash.
Replace your idle air control valve
If the key is in the on position and the engine is not running, the fuel pump is off. If the engine is running then the fuel pump is also. During the start cycle the pump will only run for 3 seconds unless the engine starts.
To answer your question I need to know the year model of your Chevy Celebrity as well as the engine that it has in it.1996 chevy calavlier 2.2
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Could be a number of things.1.Battery.2.Empty Tank.3.Broken fuel pump.4.Spark plugs.
A bad catalytic converter can cause hard starts if it has become clogged. This produces excessive back pressure in the engine.
If the injectors on a 1991 Honda Accord are working well than proceed to check the main relay and fuel filter. Replace the components if they are worn and check the engine with a diagnostic test.
I have to guess at a few things but.. I am guessing because the engine has serious problem with how it is running the engine computer has increased the idle speed very high to try and keep it running. If this is the case putting it into gear will bang very hard and drop the engine speed to below what the engine control computer can keep it running. So it quits. Get the engine fixed.
Check for codes on the engine computer. When it quits check for spark and gas pressure to see what is missing.
The coil might be bad ,,like it was in mine
When you can not figure out why your car makes a strange noise, you take it to a mechanic.
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Ignition Control Module are common to cause this. Loss of spark with heat from the engine, when it cools off, starts up.