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2005 Saturn Ion it randomly turns off when going uphill or

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2005 Saturn Ion it randomly turns off when going uphill or making a Fast turn the radio and lights don't turn off just engine
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Customer: it only does it when I make turns and when I go up steep inclines
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  Clayso replied 1 year ago.

Hi There, I'm Clayso a certified master automobile technician with 30 years of automotive repair and diagnostic experience.

From your description sounds like the crankshaft position sensor's signal is being lost when turning and or going uphill. The Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKP) is located on the front side of the engine behind the starter. Check the harness to the CKP for and chaffing. You can also spray the harness with salty water and see if the engine will stall. Also check for any codes set in the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). Let me know if there are any codes set.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have any questions let me know. You can reply back to me through this thread at any time.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay well i hope your right. I to it in earlier today to change the part. Ill let u know how it goes
Expert:  Clayso replied 1 year ago.

Let me know.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well clayso sorry to say that you were wrong. I had that part changed and it wasent it. My car continued to do it last night. Only the battery light shows up on the dash when it happens
Expert:  Clayso replied 1 year ago.

Did you have the vehicle checked for codes? Also if you have a code reader, plug it in and see if it looses communication when the vehicle stalls.

Let me know

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok so i took it somewhere else and they said codes came up for the throttle body. They cleaned it and it seems to be ok for bow but im not going to hold my breath
Expert:  Clayso replied 1 year ago.

If you'll let me know specifically what "P" codes were stored I can look farther into the issue and see what all I can find.

Let me know