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I bought a 2002 Ford Escape daughter and it cuts off while

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I bought a 2002 Ford Escape for my daughter and it cuts off while driving without warning. We can stop and start up immediately without problems but can determine the problem or solution.
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: Not sure of the headlights but the battery appears to be charged.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No, I am not a mechanic. I have a gentleman that works in our maintenance department at work that does excellent repairs. He has replaced the fuel filter at this point but that's all.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Cary York replied 5 months ago.

Is the check engine light on? Does it shut off driving at road speed or at stops?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No, at road speed.
Expert:  Cary York replied 5 months ago.

No check engine light? Is that correct?

Expert:  Cary York replied 5 months ago.

What is the engine size?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I came on for a period of time and went off.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
V6
Expert:  Cary York replied 5 months ago.

It sounds like a possible crankshaft sensor. I would have it checked for codes at your local parts store and repost the codes.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Crankshaft sensor? Expensive?
Expert:  Cary York replied 5 months ago.

Less than 1 hour labor and $40.00 for the sensor.

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