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Why would your car shut down while driving?

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2017-09-18 08:14:02
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Could be the fuel pump. To check for sure take the air cleaner off (or the "neck" that goes to the air cleaner) and spray some carb cleaner or starter fluid in it pointing toward the motor. If it runs for a second that tells you there is a fuel delivery problem. You might want to start by checking the fuse to your fuel pump. Sometimes the obvious can be overlooked.

When my alternator went, my radio first shut off and then the car died

Losing spark, fuel or compression. The first answer regarding fuel loss is good spot to start. Other insights to this: If it cranks but doesn't start, you can eliminate the charging system mention in answer 2. IF it cranks faster than normal but doesn't start, suspect the timing belt.
Guys! One REAL common reason cars quit running while being driven is Broken Timing Belt. Pull the distributor cap and try turning the motor over--if the engine turns and the rotor in the distributor doesn't, the timing belt's your problem.

AnswerThe most likely cause of this would be the ignition control module which is mounted on the side of the distributor - or on some models, it is mounted on the inner fender well. Replacing it will likely fix your problem Answercould there be a problem with the computer in the car ? Mrs. Linn G. Alexander Answerit could be the cooling sensor making the car stall and just stop AnswerIt is losing one or more of 3 needs for combustion: spark, fuel, or compression. I would ten to be suspicious of the ignition module as mentioed above, but can not tell by guessing. AnswerIf the car is a '96 or later model car it can generate OBDII error condition codes. An OBDII compliant code reader is usually required to obtain the error codes. Chrysler vehicles allow you to turn the ignition key on 3 times in sucession and the error code will be either displayed on the LCD odometer display or will flash the check engine light. If the car is NOT equipped with an LCD odometer, the code will only be a 2 digit code instead of the usual 3 digit OBD code. AnswerThere are many things that could do that. I had that problem before which was a ground wire. my car worked great up until now, alot of people are telling me that the crankshaft sensor will shut the car off. the cheapest crankshaft sensor i found was at Canadian tire for 55 bucks taxes in. I'm still workin on gettin that old sensor out tho. AnswerThe 1st generation Neons (1995-1999) are prone to the Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKP) wires melting together. The fix is as simple as separating / replacing the melted parts and ensuring the wires are sealed (Shrink Wrap or Electrical Tape). However, this is also a symptom - Oil causes the wires to melt together. Make sure to fix the oil leak if this is the cause. Other causes include a fault Crankshaft Position Sensor or a Camshaft Position Sensor (CMP), and lastly, the PCM.
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