cam position sensor has failed
For starters change the fuel filter
A bad crank sensor will definitely cause the car to stall. Eventually the car will stop starting up again, or if it does, it will die down around ten minutes. A good thing to do if you're sure it's the crank sensor, replace it.
About 15 minutes driving down the highway
There are several things that can cause your 1988 Cutlass supreme to stall out while driving down the road. The most common cause is a malfunctioning fuel pump.
It is either your water pump or your thermostat
I had the same problem. It would stall out after coasting down a hill. Cleaned the throttle body about six months ago. Has not stalled since then.
Battery is dead, because of a bad alternator.
Does your car have overdrive? Does it stall when going uphill? If you answered yes to these it is possible that your transmission kick down isn't working.The kickdown basically detects when the car becomes under load and shifts the transmission down a gear.
You have slowed down.
If it stalls at idle or when slowing down, it could be a fuel filter. Or it could be the ignition control module.
Any number of things. Take the car and have it checked by a Tune-up shop.
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the ecm is behind the glove box. take it down and replace the prom. the prom is behind a plate held on by two screws.I have fixed two cars like yours by changing the prom.
If by shut off you mean stall, your ETM needs either cleaning or replacing
Have your cold air intake checked out.
I believe it has something to do with the "lockdown" where the transmission does not shift down causing the engine to stall....On the driver's side of the engine toward the front bottom there is a BLUE connection that if you disconnect the override should not occur.........have an 85 cutlass ciera have been driving it that way over a decade and solved the same problem for me..........try it......Cutlass~Cutee
it run down
There are many things that can cause a car to stall while driving it. If the plug wires, plugs or coils are bad and are causing the engine to misfire, the engine will run rough. This may also cause the car to stall when driving. Generally, it will start back up, but it may be difficult to keep the car running. If your car stalls while you are driving it, look for an obvious reason first. Check to make sure you have fuel in the tank. Do not sit there and crank the car over, trying to get it to start, as you will quickly wear down the battery if it's not already bad.
You are most likely low on coolant. Bleed the cooling system after you add coolant to get any air out......
If your Dakota shuts down after 5 or 10 seconds then change the map sensor. If it shuts down after 3 or 4 minutes of driving and won't restart look for a bad harmonic balancer. Experienced both!
I have a 2000 Mercedes ML320 that did the same thing.The problem was the crank positioning sensor once replaced it stopped shutting down
18 miles down I-20 EAST. About 15-30 minutes.
its your pump