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When i start it runs good then drive it for a few miles cuts

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when i start it runs good then drive it for a few miles cuts off then starts right up
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: yup
JA: What is the model/year of your Pontiac?
Customer: 2004 pontiac grand prix i was wondering if the oil press switch or sender could do that was looking for run wiring diagram to see what is in the circuit
JA: Are you fixing your Grand Prix yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: well its my sons car the oil was low barely on the stick so i added oil to it he drove it for a few days then it started again shutting off
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: nope
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 year ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no codes in engine
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 year ago.


sense you get no codes and from the way you explain the problem,,it sounds as if you may have a bad crank sensor,,these will do this when they go bad and not give a code for it most times

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 year ago.

Parts InformationOEM Part #Price

Crankshaft Position Sensor

Crankshaft Position Sensor

10456161 $116.00

Contact Dealer for most current part and price information

Labor InformationSkill LevelMfg. WarrantyStandard

Replace Crankshaft Position Sensor

B 0.9 - 1.4 hours

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 year ago.

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