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Old 06-02-2011, 05:01 PM   #1
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So i was driving today and my car started to die randomly battery cables are tight no corrosion no ses light plugged my scanner in no codes (ready to pull my hair out)
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its a 02 ssei
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When it dies does it loose power, sputter and then die, or does it just drop dead like a switch was flipped. A slow die is fuel, a fast die is electrical. Fast die, I would be looking at the crank sensor if the battery cables are tight.
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a fast die cuts off and the battery light comes on then i have to keep the the gas pedal down to get it to refire and stay on
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If the lights and radio are not shutting off, then it'* not battery. I would inspect the ignition wiring harness and then the crank sensor. When that sensor dies, the engine will not run.
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alright it will run for about 5 miles then cut off and then you have to restart the car
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is their a write up on how to check it those two
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also when coasting the oil pressure drops down to about 20 psi if the can help narrow down the cause
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