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Old 07-31-2006, 04:14 PM   #1
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I've had an interesting problem arise with my 2001 SLE. Sometimes - maybe once a week - the car will completely stall as it is getting close to operating temp. It will restart and then runs fine. Could the crank position sensor cause this problem so intermittently? I replaced the ignition module and checked resistance in the coils. Any thing else I should be looking at?
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Is the stalling occuring at idle or at speed?
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At speed - it just dies
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do you have any other symptoms? is your tachometer acting strange? do you have any other performance/drivability issues at all? Is the whole car dying or just the engine?
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If it just dies as if someone turned off the key, try checking and cleaning all of your connections, power and ground, on the battery and cables, as well as the under seat, and under hood fuse box. Make sure that they are clean and tight.
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Is it just the motor, or does everything go dead?
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It will restart and then runs fine.
Are you restarting the engine in flight? Or do you pull off to the side & stop the vehicle completely prior to restart?
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Only the motor dies....I coast to the side of the road and restart. I have not experienced any other driveability problems - but a couple of weeks ago - she felt like she was going to stall - the tach dropped to zero and stayed there. The car didn't stall - but the tach remained dead until the next restart.
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Only the motor dies....I coast to the side of the road and restart. I have not experienced any other driveability problems - but a couple of weeks ago - she felt like she was going to stall - the tach dropped to zero and stayed there. The car didn't stall - but the tach remained dead until the next restart.
i had very similar problems with my car, but it only actually stalled once, but i had consistant tachometer issues as you described, another member here had similar troubles aswell. He cured his problem by replacing the crank sensor. My cure was to clean the crank sensor to make a temporary fix. There is a small opening on the cover for teh cranksensor behind the crank pulley where you can insert the tube from a can of brake cleaner, I sprayed mine down really good and have had only one occurance of the problem in 6 months, whereas before it was more than once a week.
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Interesting. I'll give that a try and see if there are any changes. The real frustration has been how intermittent the problem is. I can go weeks without an issue - then it reappears! Thanks for the suggestion.
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