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Old 02-22-2006, 12:44 PM   #1
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Today after driving my 35 mile ride to work getting off the exit ramp, waiting at the light my car turned of...it didnt stutter or anything...the dashboard went dark, the gauges all zero out and the car just shut off. It statred back up with no problem , but I am wondering what happen?...it is an 02 ssei, 49k on the dash an no other problems..beside getting the steering wheel sensor replace, lower intake gasket replaced and front motor mounts replaced. please help if more info needed please assist me..
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Toss in a can of dry gas and hope it was just a little moisture in the fuel.

Really isn't much to go on and problem doesn't seem to be repetitive at this point.
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that is a strange problem.. and unfortunately we have nothing to track it from, and cant doo much but tell you to poke at stuff and hopefully you can duplicate the problem..

I wouldnt worry unless it happens again
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Check alternator and battery connections and grounds maybe.
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I'd take the beer approach...have two and call us if it happens again.
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I'd take the beer approach...have two and call us if it happens again.
Dr. Boost'* cure-all prescription. Lol...

No, never happend to me...usually if the gas is bad or has condensation, it'll sputter or idle rough before cutting out. Interesting though....
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thanks will try all the suggestions especially the 2 beer one.....hopefully that is the first and last time that problem will happen...thanks again...
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WARNING!!!

My car did that. I pulled up to the gate at work, and when I went to take off, the car died. Started back up just fine. Left for lunch, no problems. Left from work, and about half way home, it died again. Did that several more times, and finally it died for the last time. Would not start back up. Sputtered, but would not fire. I grabbed a can of starting fluid, and sprayed it into the intake, and it started.

Just as I thought. Friggin' fuel pump. And they aren't cheap either. Luckily, they are relatively easy to change. There'* trunk access.
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A one time stall isn't a big thing or anything to get excited about. Could it be a fuel pump? Sure..could it be a little spot of water in the fuel? Sure..could it be a technical glitch that no one can explain.. YOU BET.

Most people don't have fuel pressure testers available to them. And most pumps get weak, stalling like you mention is really odd.

I sticking with my diagnosis for the time being. Drink a six pack and call me in the morning if you need a ride.
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I just tried heet on the current problem regarding my bonneville ssei. It seems to stop the hesitation...me thinking I got bad gas possibly....anyway now I am noticing while driving or speeding up my rpm'* rev high to 3 to 4 thousand and mt super charge boost pressure goes up to like almost to the 10..and that is just like speeding up from 30 to 45 mph. I am wondering if maybe I am not getting enough pressure or too much pressure, is it possible...that my super charger is on its way out..please help..I am under warranty and will visit dealership..monday morning. The car runs ok but the supercharged aint really there no more to me....anyone with answers or suggestions?
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