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2003 nissan maxima: brake warning light came on

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2003 nissan maxima suddenly stopped while driving brake warning light came on

tims auto repair :

hi

tims auto repair :

please explain....did the engine just die?

tims auto repair :

has it done this before?

tims auto repair :

does the engine light stay on when the engine is running?

Customer:

yes the engine died while I was driving in traffic, I put it in neutral and it started and I continued onto my destination. The red brake light came on also service engine soon. The engine died one other time about a month ago and it needed a new battery. I also had a TCS light and a slip light come on and go off a couple of weeks ago.

tims auto repair :

ok

tims auto repair :

does any of the lights stay on now,,after you restarted it?

Customer:

the engine light went out after I restarted the engine

tims auto repair :

ok

tims auto repair :

does it only seem to do this when the engine is hot?

Customer:

yes, I should also tell you that the service engine soon light has been coming on since I purchased my car a few years ago, and then goes out after a couple of weeks.I have had no problems with this car until now. It has 145000 KM on the engine if that helps

tims auto repair :

ok

tims auto repair :

the first thing you need to do here is to scan the computer for trouble codes

tims auto repair :

these codes may give a clue to the problem

tims auto repair :

if you dont have a scanner..auto zone and most parts stores will scan it and give you the codes for free

tims auto repair :

without the codes....i could give you a thought here

Customer:

Do you think this is a serious problem?

tims auto repair :

not really

tims auto repair :

i think you may have a crank sensor going bad

tims auto repair :

this will cost around $70+/- at your local parts store

tims auto repair :

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Customer:

thats funny you say that because I was researching that very problem the first time my car stopped

tims auto repair :

i see

tims auto repair :

but..you do need to scan the computer,,,,sense the engine light has come on,there will be codes stored

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