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Old 11-14-2015, 06:22 PM
 
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I have a 2006 Chevy Malibu maxx SS with a 3.9 engine. I can drive and the car will shut off. After about 10 to 15 seconds it will start up again. Can you help me?
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Old 01-16-2016, 05:24 AM
 
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I have a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. She starts and runs great. She runs for short trips around town at 30 mph. However, three times on longer trips (one the car was definitely running at 55 mph with cruise control on) she just cut out. No warning...no chugging, hiccupping, bucking etc. She just quit. The first time my nephew was driving and she died. Some guy stopped and (I think) he blew air out of the gas lines. We put in dry gas. The next time same nephew took it was going about 40mph and decided to turn around because the winter storm had made the roads so bad...he just got turned around and she died. The third time, the mechanic at the shop took her for drive outside of town. He was going around 55 and decided to turn around...he went about 500 feet and she died! Because the check engine light isn't on...the machine won't read a problem. Besides dry gas, she has been given a full tune up including the fuel filter. The mechanic also exchanged the horn relay with another relay. I am afraid to drive this car right now because there is no definite problem. I've been told it could be: fuel pump, fuel injector, oxygen sensor, electrical...in short they don't know. My mechanic says if it was the fuel pump it would start maybe once after she died but not all the time like she does. Any help will be appreciated. I am 57 years old and not in the best of health and I live near Buffalo, NY so the weather isn't the greatest right now to get stranded. Thank you. Sincerely Helen
distributor cap and rotor replace it
less than 20 bucks
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Old 01-16-2016, 06:07 AM
 
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distributor cap and rotor replace it
less than 20 bucks


Hopefully she got it taken care of two years ago when she posted
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Old 01-22-2016, 11:54 PM
 
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I have a 97 cutlass and it die while I was doing about 80mph as I was coasting with my foot on the gas it restarted its self at like 60mph but all the other time it die on me it just died
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Old 01-23-2016, 08:04 AM
 
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I did have it replaced and it was fine for about a week then it cut off again so I've been looking for some other possibilities I hear something about a ground being bad on a injector or an O2 sensor
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Old 01-23-2016, 09:38 AM
 
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O2 sensor won't cause a stall.

If it's just cutting out like you turned off the car its ignition or sensor. I would look at replacing what is called the crank sensor. Sometimes they give a warning by cutting out for a second intermittently and it feels like the car is hesitating/stuttering and other times it just cuts out like you turned off the car and won't restart. After a while it just starts up again. On my diesel truck I carry a spare one in my glovebox at all times

You could have a bad or worn ignition switch too. Is your key worn and us the key cylinder lock loose? I had a car that the cylinder was so worn out you didn't need the key to start it

A ground is possible but I think it would be my last option to look at.

If it stumbles coughs and then stalls it's a different issue.
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Old 02-02-2016, 03:05 AM
 
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I have a Ford Escort Z X2 and while I'm driving it turns off also while I'm backing out of the drive way what could it be please help me out.
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:19 PM
 
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I am having the same problem. But when it shuts off the battery light comes on. I have a 2004 Ford freestar 4.2 engine. I was told it might be the mass air flow sensor then I was told it wasn't that. I put a new fuel filter on it that didn't solve the problem. I was told to take it to auto zone and let them put it on the machine for free. And it will tell me what's wrong with it. But they did say it might be a sensor. I don't I'm stuck please help if you can
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:23 PM
 
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I'm betting that some of you who are experiencing your car shutting off for what appears to be no reason, have a faulty Camshaft Sensor...


3 Symptoms of a Failing Camshaft Sensor | DoItYourself.com
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:58 AM
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My 2001 Buick LeSabre is doing the same thing. I don't think it is the fuel pump as that's already been replaced it stops and starts immediately if I throw it into neutral and turn the key. Yeah I know things don't last forever but... Can't really afford to replace this car right now either.
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