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Old 01-12-2007, 02:41 PM   #1
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Posting this for another guy I work with. He has a 92 N/A. He says sometimes while he is driving it will die for an instant and then come back. It is an intermittent thing, some days it is fine some days it does it a lot. Sometimes it does not like warm starts either, it will start and then die. He also said when that happens the idle will bounce, from 500-1000 rpms or so maybe once and then die or sometimes bounce a couple times and then die. Sometimes he gets a CEL before OR after it happens (while driving or warm start), and sometimes no CEL. Said if the light comes on it will do it several times and then later the light may go out and it will be fine. Has not pulled code yet.

EGR? CPS? What do you guys think? I told him to go to Autozone and have the code read.
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My guess is crankshaft position sensor. The symptoms sound like a more severe version of what mine did.
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you can check the codes your self.....

get the codes (the procedure is in Techinfo) and report them back here
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A loose or poor connection from the cables to the battery has been know to cause a few cars here to die while in motion, but that occurance does ususally not throw a code and set the check engine light.

Always worth checking for good connections at the battery cables and cleaning any corrosion off of the cables and underneath the boots as well as the other ends of the cables and their connections.
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you can check the codes your self.....

get the codes (the procedure is in Techinfo) and report them back here
OK, I have done that in my Lumina before. I was wondering if it would work on his car. When it says "ground out these terminals" it really means to short or jumper them together (connect A to B)? Or are you actually supposed to ground them, like to the car body? I think the procedure was to connect them together when I did my Lumina.
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Connect them.
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My guess is crankshaft position sensor. The symptoms sound like a more severe version of what mine did.
+2...... this sounds exactly like what my 97 was doing until the CEL stayed on long enough for me to get the code read at Autozone.

125 dollars later, both the crank and cam sensors(not required, but I had it done anyways) were replaced, and no more stutters/stalls.

Hope this helps.
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He finally got the code: 34 - Mass Air Flow Sensor Circuit (Grams Per Second Low)
So the sensor is bad or could something be causing a bad read on the sensor? Does this make sense with the trouble he was having?

EDIT: Well, he replaced the MAF and all seems to be good so far.
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