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I have a 97 cavalier 2.2 liter and sometimes (and more and more lately) ill be driving and the engine will just shut down. The radio, headlights, everything stays on but the engine will just shut down. I put it in park and i turn it over and it starts back up with no problem. I was thinking either my crank sensor is going bad. Or maybe the ignitor is getting too hot and shutting down. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Have a diagnostic done,, I'm thinking its the MAP sensor, but the only way to be certain if from a diagnostic..

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sounds like a bad alternator try this list too 1 Inspect Battery Damaged or faulty battery and/or connections. grey_line.gif 2 Inspect Coil - Ignition Damaged or faulty ignition coil or ignition coil circuit. grey_line.gif 3 Inspect Fuel Filter Clogged or dirty fuel filter grey_line.gif 4 Inspect Fuel Injector Pressure Regulator Faulty fuel injector pressure regulator or circuit. grey_line.gif 5 Inspect Fuel Pump Improperly functioning fuel pump or circuits. grey_line.gif 6 Inspect Wireset Damaged, worn, or deteriorating spark plug or coil wire(s). grey_line.gif 7 Inspect Control Module-Ignition Faulty ignition control module or circuit. grey_line.gif 8 Inspect Solenoid Switch Damaged or faulty solenoid switch or solenoid switch circuit. grey_line.gif 9 Inspect Starter Damaged, worn, defective, or faulty starter or starter related circuit. grey_line.gif 10 Inspect Neutral Safety Switch Damaged or faulty neutral safety swittch or circuit. grey_line.gif 11 Inspect Fuse Corroded, burned, or shorted fuse may be interupting power source. grey_line.gif 12 Inspect Fusible Link Corroded, burned, or shorted fusible link may be interupting power source. grey_line.gif 13 Inspect Battery Cable Corroded, broken or poorly connected battery cable. grey_line.gif 14 Inspect Spark Plug Wire Loom - Performance Improperly adjusted or worn/malfunctioning carburetor. grey_line.gif 15 Inspect Distributor Cap Loose or cracked distributor cap grey_line.gif 16 Inspect Distributor Cap And Rotor Kit Loose, cracked, or worn distributor cap and ignition rotor. grey_line.gif 17 Inspect Fuel System Pressure Incorrect fuel pressure being delivered to carburetor or fuel injection system. grey_line.gif 18 Inspect Fuel Injector Plugged, dirty or poorly connected fuel injector. grey_line.gif 19 Inspect Ignition Switch Worn, damaged or faulty ignition switch or circuit. grey_line.gif 20 Inspect Spark Plug Fouled, damaged or broken spark plug(s). grey_line.gif 21 Inspect Belt Incorrectly routed, adjusted(tensioned), missing or worn drive belt(s). grey_line.gif 22 Inspect Timing Belt Slipped or broken timing belt. grey_line.gif 23 Inspect Timing Set Slipped timing chain or worn timing gear(s). grey_line.gif 24 Inspect Fuel Tank Contaminated fuel from rusted or deteriorated fuel tank. grey_line.gif 25 Inspect Ignition Timing Incorrectly adjusted engine timing.

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In order of failure rate you should check:
1) DIC (the red module sitting between the cam banks). This may or may not throw a code (random misfire or a specific cylinder misfire). The easiest way to check this is to simply swap in a known good DIC and see if this fixes the problem. You should also check your plugs at this point and ensure that they are gapped no larger than 1 mm, as overgapped plugs are the primary cause of DIC filures..
2) CPS (crankshaft position sensor) located on the right front lower corner of the engine block. This should throw a code, but may not. I do not have access currently to the electrical specs you should be able to read with a multimeter;
3) Fuel pump and fuel pump relay. To check this, remove the IAT sensor in the throttle body transition casting and spray starter fluid into the throttle body. Replace the sensor finger tight and crank the car. If it starts and runs until the starter fluid is gone, you probably have a pump or relay issue. Raise the rear seat and hammer on the top of the tank next to the fuel pump assembly with a large rubber mallet and then try to start the car. If it starts and runs, your pump is probably failing. Check the relay under the dash regardless to ensure that it is working. You should be able to hear the pump run when you turn the key to the on position, especially with the rear seat up.
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it is possable/likely a bad ECTS (engine coolant tep. sensor), this can cause the injectors to allow to much fuel into cylinders and cause a low compression and or flooding situation, good luck, marty

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your timing may be off usually when that happens . . have u done any work to the car recently?

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could be a loose wire on the starter , check your connections

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