hi i had a problem with my 87 Lincoln just like you it could be a few things is it fuel injected it could be a bad injector or a bad controll module like i had when they get hot the car dies without warning when it cools it starts have your mechanic check the moduleAnswerHave a mechanic check the knock/speed sensor(s). Worked for my 1990 Volvo 240DL. AnswerCouple of things your may want to investigate:
The first is that you may have water in your fuel. This problem is prevalent in areas where there is or has been flooding, or areas of consistently high humidity. A bottle of DryGas will usually take care of this. I always keep a spare bottle in my car. Crud in the fuel line may also be a factor.
The second thing you may want to have checked is the alternator belt. It may be glazing which means that it will slip on the pullies and your alternator will slow down and your car's electrical needs are being supplied by the battery, even when driving. If your car dies while driving with a glazed alternator belt, the car can be re-started after a short while, but you will not be able to do this very many times without replacing the alternator belt. When the car is running on the battery, you will notice all elelctrical functions reduce (headlights dim, horn and turn signals are sluggish, etc...).
There are a number of other things that could cause the car to die while driving, but these. in my experience, are the most common.Answermy Pontiac did that, was a bad crankshaft sensor.
Dependig on what type of car it is, iwould agree the crank sensor could be the culprit, but also, the cam sensor or hall effects sensor (basically the same except for price and location.) It could be as simple as a bad ground in the engine compartment. Knowing year, make and model is essential for diagnostics due to the endless variables...jm
It could be your remote that is faulty and while in motion it can activate. I had that problem. If not, you have a short somewhere in the wiring.
The reason your 2001 Hyundai Sonata lost all power while you were driving and stalled and won't start again is either the battery or the alternator. If you have no power you most likely have an alternator problem.
I would need a little more information about your problem. Did the check engine light come on? After it shut down did it start back up? How were you driving when this occured?
It can lead to an accident
Replace your coils, akillera3 my car was same problem and turned out to be a cam sensor
Check your water pump or hoses for leaks. check your radiator and bleed it. You could be having a over heating problem.
If your gearbox in the Atos 2003 has a problem of jumping gear when driving, this may be due to a problem with the crankshaft. However, it would be best to have the problem diagnosed by a professional mechanic.Ê
My 92 PA had a similar problem. Either the cam or crank sensor can cause this problem. If it is the fault, the error code can be read out from the computer. Mine would fail after the engine warmed up but would start again later.
The mass air sensor sometimes would cause this problem
I am no mechanic, but I had the same problem on my 95 Ford Taurus SHO. My car would just shut down while I was driving and turn on for awhile after it shut off. After looking around, I found out it was the crankshaft positioning sensor. I changed it out, and that fixed the problem. I suggest to look online taking to consideration your make and model of your vehicle.
probably the fuel pump?