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2000 Buick LeSabre

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2000 Buick LeSabre
Mr/Ms Sullivan how can we help you with your LeSabre? What problem are you having?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
<p>My auto has about 37,000 miles on it. I purchased it new in July 2000. In the last 6 weeks the engine has cut out on me 3 times while on the road. Fortunately,<em> each time I was able to shift to neutral and turn the ignition on, and the engine. It has not happened less than a week apart. It is frustrating, not knowing when it is going to happen and being in traffic. The car is otherwise in pretty good condition, I think.</em></p><p> </p><p><em>Thanks for your thoughts on what the problem is and how to fix it.</em></p><p> </p><p><em>W.J. Sullivan, Jr.</em></p>
Do yu have a check engine light or service engine soon light on?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
No. the local experts checked that also
These have a problem with crankshaft sensors failing that matches your symptoms. They will simply turn off like the key was turned, and then restart almost immediately. It will not set a code because the computer just thinks the engine was turned off. I would bet that is what your failure is.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I am not a mechanic, so please understand my frustration. Are you saying that I should check and/or replace the "crankshaft sensors"? OR, should I leave the whole thing "as is"? Please be specific.

Many thanks,

W.J. Sullivan, Jr.
If I was working on your car and you had the symptoms you describe, and all other components checked okay (you said it's been checked by three techs) then I would replace your crankshaft sensor. It cannot really be checked because unless you can check it at the moment it fails (car stalls) it will check okay. It is not the absolute only thing that can do what you describe, but it is the most common and least expensive.
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