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my car just shuts off while driving what would cause this

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my car just shuts off while driving what would cause this and starts right back up
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Pete replied 5 years ago.
Hello,I will be glad to try and assist you with this,Welcome to Just Answer.


I just need a little more info to assist better.

Is or has the check engine light been on with this fault or have fault codes been checked?

Let me know so we can continue,Thanks Pete!
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
engine does not come , it just dies
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
engine light does not come on, the car just dies while driving
Expert:  Pete replied 5 years ago.

This can sometimes be caused by a faulty crankshaft position sensor as this sensor is a common component that can act up intermittently and cause a loss of signal which will cause a stall out condition like this here.

This is the more common component to cause this type of fault.This sensor can usually cost around $50 and about 1 hours labor to have replaced.

I would have the fault codes checked by a shop or dealer to confirm this or a loacl parts store might check the codes free of charge as well as I have heard before.

Let me know if you need anything else,click accept if you feel satisfied with your answer as this is how I get credited for my time,Thanks Pete!
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