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Chrysler 300 2006. Car cut off when idling in traffic

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Chrysler(###) ###-#### Car cut off when idling in traffic
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site and I apologize you have waited this long.. is the heck engine light on or does it come on while driving?.

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

I have to get to my shop and will be back on in a while.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The engine light does not come on at all.
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

did any lights come on right before it shut down?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No lights came on. The car kinda jumps a little bit right before the engine cuts off. The lights are still on. He car still has electrical power.
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

does it start right back up?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
When It happens I put the car in neutral then I start it back up. It takes a couple of times but it will start back up
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

it wont re start unless its in neutral?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It starts back up in in any Park and Drive also.
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

in drive also? replace the transmission range selector switch

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

does the shift lever seem eally easy to move or still feels normal?

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

is this floor mounted shifter or column?

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

are you there?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I fell asleep. The shift lever feels normal. Floor shifter.
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

ok, if its starting in any position the the neutral safety switch a.k.a. transmission ange sensor is bad. or the wiring to it is bad

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

you will need to do a continuity test of the wiring to the sensor. here is a wiring diagram to help you accomplish that.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok I'm not hundred percent sure that I started it in drive before.
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

can you check for me? that will tell me alot

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I just tried. And No I can't start it in drive.
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

ok, so it only starts in park and neutral correct?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
that's correct
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

ok.standby

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

so its starting fine and how about when you rev it up. is is smooth and is the check engine light on?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It's start up fine and it revsup is fine. There is no check engine light at all
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

its kind of difficult to troubleshoot a problem when its acting ok.

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

hows it acting?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It been driving fine. I took it to a shop and it's currently there right now
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

ok. thank you for the the update

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

please accept the answer and leave a 5 star rating for me if you were satisfied with my assistance. just remember, by accepting the answer and leaving a rating doesnt mean we are done. im here to help you until the vehicle is fixed.

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

just checking in to see how its going