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Old 04-13-2015, 03:28 PM
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My 72 Cuda 340 did that often in the first year.

Problem was a small resistor under the hood against the firewall.

Drove it 120,000 more miles before selling and it never happened again.
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:54 AM
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Why is my chevy suburban making a noise in engine and y would it just turn off on me while I was driving
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Old 04-19-2015, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by L'Artiste View Post
I have a Saturn Ion 2006 and one day I was driving down the street and the car TURNED OFF, the doors unlocked, it started decelerating and it was like I had turned the ignition off. The radio/lights/ everything else stayed on (like when you turn the ignition off ). I was so afraid i was going to collide with the car in front of me, but I had stop the car to turn the ignition to the off button then restart it again. I had just got the car repaired for something else a month ago and nothing else came up in the diagnosis. I tried researching and it seems to be a problem with Saturns, but there is no recall for it nor any solutions. Had I been on the interstate this could have probably got me killed or severally injured.Anyone have any item what this is?
You could have a bad ignition switch
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Old 06-05-2015, 05:18 PM
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My minivan turned of while I was driving then I turn it back on is a 2002 kia sedona what it b please help im afraid of driving it cuz it keep turning off on me
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:27 PM
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My uncle had a problem with his pickup suddenly shutting off and it was a computer module that was the problem.
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Old 11-03-2015, 06:28 PM
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I have a 99 gmc blazer when I drive my car it cuts off on me when I drive if I press on the brakes too hard it will cut off I got a diagnostic done I changed all my spark plugs got a fuel pump starter alternator new battery also when my car shuts off I got to wiggle my battery post for it to start back up
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:44 PM
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I have a toyota MR2, and lately it has been turning off for no reason while driving or as soon as I turn it on it turns off.
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:52 PM
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My 2006 Saturn Ion that has 51,000 miles on it does the exact same thing!
In the mornings and night time, no engine light and doesn't shut off while driving. Only in the middle of the day will my car **** off in the middle of me driving.
During the day, I will be driving at a normal pace and my car will randomly just shut off in the middle of me driving. The wheel and brakes gets hard for me to push and steer, but will slow down automatically and the ignition will be off, but the radio and air will still be on.
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Old 06-15-2016, 11:48 AM
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My car ( Ford Focus 2005) shut off of the interstate, I started losing power at 65 mph and I obviously needed to speed up so I hit the gas and my rpm went all the way up and my car shut off all the lights came on and started beeping and I luckily coasted to the side of the interstate. I had a previous issue with my car idling and shutting off so I usually could start it back up. So I tried and the engine wouldn't even attempt to start my radio and lights came on though. I got it towed and I messed with the gears a bit and it started up. I thought it was fine but then I went on the highway and it shut off again. Same thing happened car shut off and lights started blinking and beeping. I got the car towed but now the gears didn't help anything. I was told my engine was shot, I needed a new alternator, it was possibly my ignition switch. Everything was fine in my car. So after days of tearing it apart it turns out it was just corroded battery terminals. Easy fix with a wire brush, tightened the terminal up and now my car runs fantastic. So before you assume it's the alternator or anything severe, there's a good poasibility it's an electrical issue or simply what was wrong with mine. Then again without getting it checked you wouldn't know. That was my issue with mine, maybe I just got lucky but my mechanic said its more common for it to be something electrical then a part randomly giving out while driving and lights still coming on
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Old 03-28-2017, 07:21 PM
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2002 PT cruiser stalls while driving battery was replaced alternator and starter were checked and where OK it starts up after about 15 minutes usually please help
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