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My car's engine's light on, also it can be shutting down

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Hi, my car's engine's light...
Hi, my car's engine's light on, also it can be shutting down while driving.
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: Well, all I know is engine light.
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: I'll find out more info and come back, thank you!
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Hi, I have 2010 Lincoln sedan 8 cylinder at almost 1hundred thousand miles, however the check engine light is on, it could shot down on itself any time while you are driving and often. If you pull over and turn off the car it would start and keep going. What the problem could be? We sent the car to few small shops but could not get it diagnosed, the dealer would be our last choice since they charge too much.
JA: Welcome! What's going on with your Subaru?
Customer: Hi, I have 2010 Lincoln sedan 8 cylinder at almost 1hundred thousand miles, however the check engine light is on, it could shot down on itself any time while you are driving and often. If you pull over and turn off the car it would start and keep going. What the problem could be? We sent the car to few small shops but could not get it diagnosed, the dealer would be our last choice since they charge too much.
JA: Are you fixing your Sedan yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no way we can fix on our own. We have changed spark plug, cleaned up fuel injector.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Subaru
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Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 2 months ago
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Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 2 months ago

Does it shut off at highway speeds or on stops? Like at a red light?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
it does on highway but not necessary on stops, it shut off on local drive even make turn.
Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 2 months ago

oK, Thank you for the additional information.

It would seem the shops would be able to help with the diagnostic code. The check engine light does indicate there could be a place to start looking for the issue.

Usually this type of problem is the result of the cam or crank sensor failing. This will cause the engine to shut down. most of the time this will happen when the engine is up to operating temp, but not always.

If you have an Autozone nearby and can get to it, most will scan it for you at no charge. This can give us a good place to start. If you would like to get the code, then post it here with me, I can give you a much more detailed answer. From here it seems like the cam or crank sensor is the likely culprit.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
We had code first, the shop did fix, but the problem still there, the shop had 2nd diagnose it gave us a different code
Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 2 months ago

Can you possibly give me the code? It should start with a P

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