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Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 15 years dealership experience
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T a pothole,car died.pulled over restarted will only run

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Hit a pothole,car died.pulled over restarted will only run for a second and die,over and over?
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Customer: Car died after hitting a huge pothole,it will start and run for 2 second then die
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are many things that will cause the engine to die. You could be losing spark or fuel, fuel would be more likely with these symptoms. If you're losing fuel it would most likely be a bad pump but it could be a loss of power or ground to it.

What year and model is the vehicle?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tell your public I figured it out the air filter box connection to the intake C and completely dislodged allowing the o2 censor to kill the motor. Pit it back on tightened the hose clamp fired right up...2004 Cadillac cts
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

I'm glad you got it repaired.