Ask a Mechanic Online and Get Answers to Your Car Questions
What engine do you have? Does the engine light come on? If so,can you give me the computer codes?
This problem may be the crank sensor, these may do this when they first start going bad and not give a code.
Under hood, passenger side, lower engine area, front of crankshaft pulley, mounted in engine block.
There is something in the general area you described that is covered in an oily residue (dirty, grimy, and black). The serpentish belt goes around the side of it and I can see a bar code sticker from the top.If that truly is the problem would you be able to tell me what I am looking paying a mechanic to get my car running reliably again?
If it is oily, the problem may be a leaking front main seal and is getting on the crank sensor. A mechanic may charge you 3 hours labor, depending on what the mechanic in your area charges per hour.
Yes, this problem sounds as if the crank sensor is failing.
A car can stall while driving for many reasons.