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My engine light came on after stalling going about 5 miles a hour

The light went away and the car ran for a long while but the problem came back and the car stalled more frequently. I had it checked out and they said it was the crank shaft sensor. It finally stalled at 50 an miles an hour and that is when I took it in. It is costing me about 650.00. What bothers me it is an electronic part and difficult to get to and mostly labor. This sound like a design flaw.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    what is the question here, ease of service is the lowest thing on the list that automotive engineer's worry about, I got that first hand working at Ford and GM.

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Yes, this model has many design flaws and has been redesigned this year and last year. i highly doubt that it was the crankshaft sensor. sounds more like valve timing and spring issues.

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