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My 2004 saturn dies when running

At times, it will not start even when I try to jump it. Once started and running it will dies without warning.

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What have you checked so far ?
Is the check engine light staying on ?

Posted on Apr 20, 2013

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  • Gerald Richardson Apr 20, 2013

    I've checked the battery and it is good. I've also noticed that the engine lite comes on when it dies. I purchased a crank sensor but, don't know where it is located to replace it. Help!

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    Stephen Apr 21, 2013

    I doubt the crank sensor is involved. The crank sensor is only used to start the engine. And if the check engine light comes on when the engine dies, that would be a normal action. You might want to get the computer scanned for trouble codes and hope one is stored to point you in the direction of the problem.

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    Stephen Apr 21, 2013

    When it fails to start, you will need to find out if you are lacking spark to the plugs or some other electrical problem to proceed.



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