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vehicle shuts off while driving, can be going 30 mph or 65

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vehicle shuts off while driving, can be going 30 mph or 65 mph. takes about a minute to restart. dealer replaced fuel pump and ground wire. help
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Tim's Auto Repair
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Tim's Auto Repair :



Hi,My name is Tim,


I will do my best to assist you

Tim's Auto Repair :

what is the year.make and model of the car?

Tim's Auto Repair :

does the engine light stay on?if so,can you give me the computer codes?

Customer:

Hi Tim,

Customer:

It is a 2002, GMC Sierra 2500 HD with 24,000 miles. The engine light stays on, there are NO computer codes or any information in the red light at all. It's as if you just turned the key to accessory mode and the engine stalls.

Tim's Auto Repair :

hi

Tim's Auto Repair :

what is the engine size?

Customer:

8100 vortec with allison 1000 transmission gas engine

Tim's Auto Repair :

ok

Tim's Auto Repair :

and the service engine light doesnt come on?

Customer:

this has happened about 10-12 times starting in July and the check engine light came on once. I immediately drove to dealer so they could see that, otherwise nothing has appeared on the dash except the red light

Tim's Auto Repair :

ok

Tim's Auto Repair :

tell me

Tim's Auto Repair :

when it dies,,is it as if the key was turned off?

Customer:

yes, no power brakes or steering and the red light is on. I coast to slow down then pull over and turn on flashers.

Tim's Auto Repair :

how long before it will restart?

Customer:

usually about 30-60 seconds. one time in the rain it was about 3 minutes

Tim's Auto Repair :

ok

Tim's Auto Repair :

sense you get no trouble codes

Tim's Auto Repair :

and from the way you explain

Tim's Auto Repair :

it sounds as if you may have a bad crank sensor

Tim's Auto Repair :

these will do this sometimes when they go bad

Tim's Auto Repair :

and

Tim's Auto Repair :

most times not give a code

Tim's Auto Repair :















Parts InformationOEM Part #Price
Crankshaft Position Sensor

Crankshaft Position Sensor

12575172$107.50
















Labor InformationSkill LevelMfg. WarrantyStandard

Replace Crankshaft Position Sensor

B1.11.5
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Customer:

okay, my neighbor who dabbles in GMC repair suggested this when it first happened back in July. We mentioned it to dealer and they frowned on this, and that's when they said it was the fuel pump which they replaced and obviously didn't fix it. Perhaps I should just tell them to replace it?

Tim's Auto Repair :

they may or may not replace it

Tim's Auto Repair :

im sure they will if you pay them

Tim's Auto Repair :




Customer:

Tim, they tell me it has to fail while they are driving and that's the only way they can find it. I've told them what I've told you. What do you think?

Tim's Auto Repair :

i think you have a bad crank sensor

Tim's Auto Repair :

replace it

Customer:

Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX will be excellent

Tim's Auto Repair :

thanks

Tim's Auto Repair :

you are very welcome

Tim's Auto Repair :




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