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2002 pt cruiser dies then fires right back up randomly going down the highway

This happens maybe once or twice every 20 miles, it alsosometimes will not start turns and turns but doesnt start. Then give it 2 minutes it starts right up.

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    What is outside temperature where you are when this happens? When it starts back up, do you get about the same distance before it quits again? Any trouble codes like maybe lean mixture? I'm leaning toward fuel pump right now but answering these questions will help me better point you in right direction

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Most of the times when the car cut out it is cause by the crank angle sensor you wait for it to cool down and it will fire back up again, best way to check it is to take a bottle of water with you and try to locate (which is between the fire wall and the engine on the driver side on the engine block) where the crank angle sensor. when the car cuts out pour the water on the sensor to cool it down if the car then starts right away that is the problem.

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