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Dies while decellerating

Cold morning, first start of the day. No problem starting engine, but everything cuts out as the car crests the top of a hill about two miles from parked position. No power steering either. Turn the key, and it starts up - no problem. No further stalls. Same thing happens each morning at same spot. Oil pressure and battery lights come on each time, then go off.

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  • Dave Perri
    Dave Perri Nov 26, 2013

    Thanks, Matt. Makes good sense, and will check, but I had an oil change not too long ago. Saw mention of something called a "VTEC oil pressure switch" when trying to research this problem. Could that cause the car to go into "imp mode" under these circumstances?

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Check your oil. It is possible that your car has a low oil pressure shutoff and when cresting the top of the hill, the oil goes to the back of the oil pan, telling the sensor it has no oil and shutting down the car before any damage occurs.

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