Q: My vehicle stalls while driving at 50-60 mph after running 10-15 minutes. Restarts immediately on start up.

asked by on December 31, 2016

Have had the car since new 19 years! There was the same problem when driving around 50-60 mph and stalling whilst driving after 3 months of ownership from new but this was a recall issue to do with the ECM and no problem since. Could this be a faulty CrankShaft Position sensor?

Car is Jaguar XJ8 V8 3.2

My car has 53000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. Check the ignition coils and see if they are getting hot. Also, check the spark plugs and wires and see when the last time they were replaced. Old spark plugs will rust up causing a resistance and a hesitation. This can result in making the engine stall out at highway speeds. If the ignition coils, spark plugs, and plug wires are all good, then check the crankshaft position sensor for any damage or out of adjustment. Replace the sensor if its not working properly. If you need further assistance with your engine stalling, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

Car won't stay running unless MAF is unplugged.

Short of a vacuum leak, this seems to indicate to a dirty or failing idle air control valve. As you know, the idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...

When I rev my engine it chokes starting around 4k rpm when I drive the car the problem doesnt happen. only when reved

It sounds like you may have a fuel supply problem in getting the proper amount of fuel to the fuel injectors. As you know, when you turn the key to on, the fuel pump is activated and the fuel system...

Transmission slipping.

There are a multitude of reasons why and automatic transmission will slip. It is possible that a bad speed sensor could cause the transmission to slip. However, it is also possible that a slipping transmission can cause sensor codes to...

Which Sensors Can Be Cleaned Instead of Being Replaced?

In most cases, sensors for your automobile will need to be replaced if they fail, but depending on the type of sensor and its location or function, some can be cleaned and reused. Sensors can come in many types...

Won't go in drive

You will need to have the shift linkage checked where the shift cable connects to steering column. The bracket screws come loose and inhibit proper shifting.

My car shuts off while I'm driving sometimes and makes a bubbling noise once the car is warmed up or if I'm driving

Your coolant overflow reservoir usually bubbles when the engine has a restriction that causes the flow of coolant to be reduced. This can lead to or be a cause of the engine to overheat. I would recommend getting a coolant...

We changed our fuel pump

You need to have the fuel pressure regulator and injectors checked for leaking. The fuel pressure regulator is most likely leaking into the intake and causing the excessive fuel to get into the cylinders. I'd suggest getting the vehicle...

Car died and won't start

I would look at the battery first. The battery may not hold a charge anymore. The typical age of a battery is 6 to 10 years, depending on what climate you live in. When the battery dies it will no...

Car shaking and trying to stall.

It sounds as though you have multiple problems. The shaking when braking is almost definitely warped brake rotors. Resurfacing, or replacing the brake rotors, as well as replacing the pads, should solve this. The jerking and lack of power under...

Related articles

How to Replace an Air Fuel Ratio Sensor
The air fuel ratio sensor fails within a vehicle if the check engine light comes on. Poor engine performance results from oxygen sensor failure.
How to Replace an Ambient Temperature Sensor
The ambient temperature sensor monitors the car's temperature inside and out. This sensor allows the AC to maintain comfortable cabin temperatures.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing EVP Position Sensor
Common signs include poor cold start performance, the Check Engine Light coming on, and failing an emissions test.