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My 2004 Ford Explorer engine shuts off while driving

While I'm driving my car will suddenly have no power steering, acceleration, or braking. I have to put it in park to get it to stop and then it will start up again fine. Radio and lights still work, check gage light comes on. Any suggestions???

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How often does it do this? does the car sputter, **** and stall before turning off? it could be as simple as bad gas, water or condensation in gas tank, up to a blown head gasket. have a professional diagnose it with a check engine code reader, or have Auto Zone do it for free.

Posted on Oct 15, 2013

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That is a very good place to start. You and remove the alternator, and most auto parts stores will check it for you.

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Often when the battery is disconnected or replaced the computer will lose it's learned idle settings. You could try letting the engine idle in park until the engine temperature comes up to normal and leave it like that for a few minutes, then put the Air con on and let it idle again for a few minutes, then switch the air con off and put it into drive. If it does not stall, let it idle in drive for 2 minutes or so, and then do the same with the Air con on. This should relearn the base idle settings and stop it from stalling on you. Before you carry out this procedure you should make sure that when you replaced the battery you didn't remove any other plugs or knocked anything that may be causing the fault. If you try this procedure and it still stall when you select drive, you will need to get a Mechanic to check the vehicle over.

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You must replace the distributor cap and rotor button- easy fix. Do not mix wires up. Message me I will guide you through it. definitely know my stuff here.

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SOURCE: 1995 Buick Park Ave. Brake light remains ON and chimes on driving

The problem is the car think the park brake is on (intermittently). I would check the park brake switch, perhaps it's loose, or perhaps the park brake is pushed down to the first "click" spot. Also check the wiring connection to the switch, and the wiring nearby. Good luck!

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SOURCE: Brake Problem on 2004 VW Passat

You have to get CV Boots replaced, this happens because they split. What happen was something got stuck inside the axel where the little boots is held on and split that little piece of rubber (its easy to do). As a result, fluid leaks and and spashes on the back tires so you never know it happens. When you make turns the car will make a clicking noise. You can add fluid but, it will continue to leak out if those boots are split so, you have to replace the boots. I had to replace the boots and axel because the boots come on the axel. Its an expensive project. Boots, axel and labor $500 starting if you go through the dealer. Also, if you have an extended warranty they won't cover it because there is no time frame when these boots split it just something that can happen. Honestly, they know this is something common especially if you drive through snow.

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