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Old 03-03-2005, 02:09 PM   #1
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Help! I'm driving my beloved Bonneville SE V-6 down a half-circle off ramp of I-95 and it dies half way down the ramp! It loses all engine power, but the electronics stay on. I struggle with the loss of power steering and sit under the overpass. I restart the car in less than 2 minutes and I'm off and running! This has happened 4 times in the past 3 months. So, I take it to the "dealer" yesterday and they replace the crank sensor for a whopping total of $300.00! I drive it this morning, pull into the Mobile to get gas and boom it dies! My blood has boiled over! It starts again and I take it back to the dealer - obviously they can't figure out what'* wrong....does anybody out there know or have had the same problem?
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How much gas was in your tank? Some 92 tanks (maybe 93 got a few) had bad gas tanks, and they can kill when turning and yuou have less then 1/4 tank.

When was your car built? (check the sticker in the drivers door)
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May be a good point! I was at less then a 1/4 tank...this car'* gas guage fluctuates soo much it'* crazy. I'll have to check the year when I get the car back from the dealer. Thanks!
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i think that you have a 92 gas tank with out the baffles, or a bad pump/strainer
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Strainer could have fallen off as well. Mine did once and i had to keep it over 1/3 tank.
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Strainer could have fallen off as well. Mine did once and i had to keep it over 1/3 tank.
Yup, my 93' would kill on hard rights under 1/3rd tank.
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