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Car cut off

I can be riding down the road and the car will hesitate and then cut off, but it will start back up. It sometimes cut off without warning.

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  • dice769 Dec 12, 2008

    I also have 97 Dodge Stratus as well and it misses at idle and when taking off from a stop. It also hesitates on highway once it goes into overdrive and I am just easing along. It has not just cut off or died on me though. Let me know if you hear anything on yours.


  • j_barry2634 Dec 22, 2008

    I have the same problem but mine never actually cuts off on me, this just started adter it got cold outside. don't know what it is.



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I had this happen to my car several years ago. Turned out to be the power train computer module (I think that's what it was called) - some computer sensor that was related to emissions but not the O2 sensor. The federal government requires it so my dealer replaced it at no charge. Mine used to shut off after I hit speeds in excess of 45 mph and then I'd have to restart the car and drive slowly. After checking the battery and alternator, this fix was the last option - never had a problem since!

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You may want to try a new Manifold Absolute Pressure sensor located at the front of the engine...and I mean the front towrds the grill. It has two small screws that hold it on and a small plug connector.

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