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replaced a MAP sensor two weeks ago...few minutes..restarts

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replaced a MAP sensor two weeks ago. car will start just fine but after a few minutes of driving it will shut off. restarts immediately. changed crank sensor and iginition module control.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 years ago.

tims auto repair :

hi

tims auto repair :

what engine do you have?

Customer:

3.8 liter v 6

tims auto repair :

did it do this before you replaced the crank sensor and ignition module?

tims auto repair :

is this why?

Customer:

yes it died before replacing crank and ignition control module. two weeks before we replaced MAP sensor

tims auto repair :

when it dies....how long befor it will restart?

Customer:

immediately

tims auto repair :

doesit dies as if you turn off the key?

tims auto repair :

or,does it stutter first?

Customer:

starts right up. will die when driving a mile or so

tims auto repair :

i mean....how does it die...does it just die,,or stutter first?

Customer:

sorry, it just dies.

tims auto repair :

and it will start right back?

Customer:

yes

tims auto repair :

after it restarts how long will it run?

Customer:

3-5 minutes

tims auto repair :

does the engine light stay on?

Customer:

no, it doesn't even come on

tims auto repair :

does the car run well when it is running?

Customer:

yes

tims auto repair :

tome

tims auto repair :

to me

tims auto repair :

does it ever die when the engune is cold?

tims auto repair :

or only when warm?

Customer:

seems to run longer when cold

tims auto repair :

ok

tims auto repair :

to me.it sounds like..i think you may need to replace the crank sensor again

tims auto repair :

it is possible to get a bad new one

tims auto repair :

yours should be under warrenty

tims auto repair :

exchange it,,and give it a try

tims auto repair :

from the way you explain,,,this is what it sounds like the problem is

Customer:

could this be a fuel pump problem at all?

tims auto repair :

it could

tims auto repair :

but,,it isnt likley,,sense it starts right back

tims auto repair :

give me just a second...i want to check something

tims auto repair :

ok

tims auto repair :

i am still back at the crank sensor

tims auto repair :

though,,when it dies,you may want to listen for the fuelpump to come on

tims auto repair :

it should run for a couple of seconds when the key is first turned on

tims auto repair :

i would think it is,,sense it does crank

tims auto repair :

start

tims auto repair :

sounds like a bad crank sensor

tims auto repair :

sense it does start right back

Customer:

ok, I will give this a try. my mechanic was stumped.

tims auto repair :

fact is,,the problem may need to get worse before you find it,,sense it dont give a trouble code

tims auto repair :

but,do try another crank sensor

tims auto repair :

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Customer:

i shall, thank you

tims auto repair :

you are welcome

tims auto repair :

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