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Common signs of a faulty crankshaft position sensor include issues starting the vehicle, intermittent stalling, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
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1986 lincoln town car stalls while driving, drives good for a bit, then jerks, soon after motor cut off. has to sit awhile4restart
You should have the fuel pressure checked when the vehicle stalls to see if you are losing fuel pressure since you notice the pump is noisey when running. The pump is most likely losing pressure when it gets hot and...
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My 2004 ford explorer shuts off Every time I put it in gear,but my starter went out first, bought a used 1, and it was no good! Dr
First you need to get the starter replaced to get the engine to start and then check transmission fluid levels. If engine stalls when put in gear but will not stall if you hold throttle up a little to keep...
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2002 Ford Explorer stalls while driving
The steering wheel gets tight because there is no power steering without the engine running. You brake concern is similar. The brake booster, which provides braking assist, requires engine manifold vacuum to operate. Without the engine running, your brake booster...
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Pulsing sound coming from engine of 98 buick century ?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be stalling once in gear for several reasons. To start, check the level and condition of your transmission fluid. Low or dirty fluid will cause issues with the pressure, and can...
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Jeep JK loss of power and engine light
Hello, thank you for writing in. With the vehicle stalling, my first instinct would be to check the charging system. That would be the battery and the alternator, their electrical wiring, and the terminals. When the system fails, all of...
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Today I was backing out of my driveway and my car cut off and the oil light came on
It would be normal for the oil pressure light to come on after the engine stalled. If the light came on before the engine stalled, or if it has been coming on while you are driving, that could be a...
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So my car turns on but then would stall after what could be the problem?
The first thing to check for in this case is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without being measured will lean out the system and cause problems. Look at all the rubber hoses and boots under the...
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Hi! What can cause the engine to shut off occasionally when shifting from reverse to drive in an automatic transmission? This has
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several things you can check, luckily if you are mechanically inclined at all you can check quite a few at home. To begin, make sure your idle air control valve and throttle...
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What will cause my 1997 Ford Mustang to cut off when I go through a mud puddle I let it sit for a little bit and it starts back up
Anytime you go through water the engine will get wet and can cause stalling if the air filter or ignition system gets wet. You may be getting water in the crank sensor electrical connection. You should have a computer scan...
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Didn't want to start then started drove 40 mi overheat a little at red light car die wont start
You will need to have the engine checked to see if it stalled due to loss of power from fuel related issue or from the engine overheating. Have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you and diagnose the...
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i turned on my Golf gti it kicked over but popped up with the engine light, EPC, and battery light all at once then stalled
The EPC light represents the electronic throttle control system. It sometimes comes on by itself, but often comes on with the other two. The first thing that pops to mind is the Throttle Body itself, mostly because it is one...
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Ford Crown Victoria misfires and stalls
There are many potential causes for your concern. A misfire results from ignition problems, an incorrect air/fuel ratio or loss of compression. Since you said it only stays running when you give it gas, my guess is that the air/fuel...
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My car turns off when I go in reverse and make hard turns
You should have the computer scanned for any stored diagnostic codes for the engine idle or transmission that may be causing the stalling. When going into reverse the transmission is at highest pressures and loads on the engine. If idle...
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My car just recently started shaking and trembling and then the car just shuts off and the brakes become hard to press 20004runner
You should have brake boost for a few moments after the engine vacuum drops off. Changing the brake booster check valve should have helped that unless there is a leak in the booster. A leak in the booster will introduce...
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2003 Oldsmobile Bravada repairs from oil change, spark plugs, clutch fan, radiator flush, fuel filter and car loses power shut off
You will need to have the computer scanned for failure codes to see if there is codes to the crankshaft sensor or another sensor causing the stall. The fuel pump may also be going bad and losing fuel pressure. The...
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While driving my car wasn’t accelerating pulled over then when I tried to start it again it just made a click/clunk noise
It sounds like you may have broke a timing belt. If you did then you may have bent the valves and caused major engine damage to the cylinder head due to bent valves. If the timing belt did not break...
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I have a 2003 Nissan Altima and it running bad and when it stops or is idle it will some time cut off.
The suggestion that it sounds like a diesel is a little scary. before you try anything else, be sure to check the engine oil. After that, check under the hood for vacuum lines or any other air fittings that may...
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Car idles then shuts off once feet is off gas
You should have the computer tested to get codes for the stalling and if idle air control valve codes are received then replace idle control valve. You should also have the engine checked for any vacuum leaks as this may...
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I have a hyduai Tiburon with 300 T miles and just recently it struggles to get up a hill and very sluggish at other times and once
You may have a clogged fuel filter or low fuel pressure? Also a computer sensor that is failing can cause this problem. I recommend having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic test the computer for codes and check fuel pressure...
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My car was driving fine and then I went to turn into a parking lot and it stalled. I started it back up then it stalled again. In
An engine that starts and stalls can be caused by many things and you will need to have the computer and fuel pressure tested to isolate the cause by a mechanic like one from YourMechanic.

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