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Engine shut down while driving

While driving engine shuts down, when trying to restart, engine will not crank, and the dash reads a code which says " No Bus", what is this code, and what could cause this problem. There is no pattern of time when this happens, sometimes it happens when driving up incline, but not all the time, sometimes when taking off from a stop.


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  • scott736 Feb 18, 2009

    at the shop we can not find any codes stored in comp, also when this problem happens, engine will turn over but not start.

  • tinkytings Feb 18, 2009

    While driving, anywhere, anytime, anyspeed, any weather. All guages drop, EVERYTHING SHUTS DOWN!!!. Have to fight to steer off road. (NOT GOOD on interstate with rigs and tankers behind you). Odometer goes blank and then shows NO BUS. 3 different mechanics can't figure it out. One used a scanner and said there was no code listed for it. I'm desperate. I have a handicapped child and I need my transportation. By the way, same SUV, year , SLT 4X4.

  • scott, same prob with 2000 Dakota V6, shuts down & cranks but just won't start..



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This will need a good repair shop , not necessarily a dealer. Find one recommended by friends that can do computer/electrical work. The "no bus" means the cars computer network is losing comminication between itself. This is not a code , but you might have code(s) stored in the computer system.A repair shop can scan for any stored codes to start the diagnosis.The problem could be in the PCM (engine computer) or even the Theft deterent system. Sounds more like theft deterent because of the no crank situation. If you have the spare ignition key try it & see if anything changes.

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  • Mark Raybon Feb 18, 2009

    Sounds like a bad engine computer. The shop will have to connect the scanner & see what is missing when problem is actually happening. Check for spark , fuel pressure , injector pulse. See if the computer is seeing any of this & start your diagnosis from there. Good luck



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