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Stalling out at traffic stops. Then tries to start cranking

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Stalling out at traffic stops. Then tries to start cranking but not kicking in for several attempts then starts.
JA: Have you checked the fuel supply? And are all the spark plugs working?
Customer: Just spent 800 on a tune up all new platinum spark plugs. New RCM last week at 550 ...
JA: What is the model/year of your Chrysler?
Customer: 2005 crossfire
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: 2 different Chrysler dealers. Check engine light is back on again. Have an appointment at dealer on monday
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: 105 k on engine. I was mad after spending 550 to fix and I took the car up the street from 0 to 65 mph in about 6 seconds. When I got to the top of the street the check engine light was off
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 4 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are many things that could cause the engine to die. A common cause of what you're describing is a bad crankshaft position sensor, but it could be a wiring issue or even an internal failure in the powertrain control module.

The engine light is on because the PCM has seen a failure in a monitored component or system and set a fault code. The first step in diagnosing the problem is to use a scan tool or code reader to see what fault codes are setting and then testing can be done from there. Do you know what codes are currently setting?

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