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Old 03-21-2008, 07:12 PM   #1
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today my car started cutting out while driving on an incline/ decline it was like the engine would just electrically shut off but no change in dash lights and no ses light? obviously would make the car surge a little continues for about 5 sec off and on and then back to normal , also it only does it once in a while . its got new irridium plugs belden wires new pcv valve , cleaned the maf sensor any ideas would be greatly appreciated and its almost full of gas?also cleaned the coils . it does have a lim gasket and valve cover gasket leak getting fixed next week but I doubt it woiuld cause this .
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well i found a plug wire that the boot is cracked in half where it goes onto the coil( by boot I mean the metal piece inside the boot) they are new and under warranty so im gonna trade it out . would that cause mt car to cut out on incline?
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No, your car will actually start, run, and drive on 4 cylinders. Might stil beat most Honda'*, too.

Disconnect both battery cables and pull the boots off. I bet you'll find corrosion. This is a common problem with your symptoms. Several cars a year on this Forum find this to be the cause.
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No, your car will actually start, run, and drive on 4 cylinders. Might stil beat most Honda'*, too.

Disconnect both battery cables and pull the boots off. I bet you'll find corrosion. This is a common problem with your symptoms. Several cars a year on this Forum find this to be the cause.
That happened to me a few months ago. Engine just died, then started up and died again. Cleaned my battery cables, and all was right in the world again.
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One of my cars (the green one) plagued me for awhile. After the 3rd cleaning, I replaced all my cables. Been fine ever since.

I know of several cars here that have done the same.
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