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Shuts off while running

Like about two months ago i wa driving my 96 eclipse on the interstate and all of the sudden it shut off, i could not crank it right up i had to wait about 10 to 15 seconds before i was able to turn it back on, then it shut off again this happened like 4 to 6 time until it did not crank back up. I had to tow it back to my place and it sat there for like a month but i didnt mess with it, then i tried turning it on and it cranked for like about a minute or less, and shut off. I got a mechanic to check it out and he disconnected like a magnetic plate that goes on the right side of the eigine, then he tapped it a little and disconnected the negative from the battery and connected the palte back on and then the battery, it cranked up and stayed on for a while until it shut off. He replced the tempature sensor and the one below it also the thermostat and now the car no only shuts off it also heats up, and the fans wont turn on when they are suppose to. The fan on the right only turns on if the a/c is on the one on the left only turns on if the tempature sensor is not plugged. I dont know what to do, please help.

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  • jcguzman Nov 03, 2008

    Its a non-turbo and a 2.0. I was able to turn it on and stays on until it heats up and only shut off once, it seems like when it heats up the hose where the radiator is hooked up on the top is just getting bloated and not hot but the one from the engine to the radiator at the bottom does get hot and gets bloated.

  • alex metro
    alex metro May 11, 2010

    is your car turbo or non-turbo? if its non-turbo, does it have the 2.0L or 2.4L engine?



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Change crank sensor and renew thermostat,once ok drain some water and add antifreeze

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