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My car turns off if I don't warm it up

If I turn my car on and warm it up for less than approximately twenty minutes it turns off as soon as I put it on drive or reverse. What could be causing this? How can I fix it?

Unfortunately, 1941 Hupmobiles were always known for this problem.
That is what you are driving, correct?
;-))

Seriously, however, if you want an answer with any value, you need to supply us with the following information:

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Whether the Check Engine Light is lit up, and if so, what trouble codes were found

The car dosen’t “turn Off” it dies. Sounds like an older car with a poor Heat-rizer.