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My car dies for no renson when i am driving

And the light stays on what is it

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  • bingome228 Sep 07, 2009

    it dont do all the time but when i am driving the car and let off the gas to stop it dies and when i am driving it it dies and the gas tank is full are 1/2 are a 1/3 it dont manter it does it

  • bingome228 Sep 07, 2009

    i have done this to and thay cant find what it is

  • bingome228 Sep 07, 2009

    the lite. i mean in the car code thay still dont knowi have put work in it that was not it

  • bingome228 Sep 08, 2009

    yes all the light works and every thing it dont give me no warning when it does it it just dies on me

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    jason king May 11, 2010

    we need more info, do u still have power/lights still on when it dies ?

  • jason king
    jason king May 11, 2010

    it out of gas :) give me more info



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Bad alternator battery dies and alt not charging right.
check by undoing batt cable when car is runing if it dies it is the alternator that is bad.

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    jason king Sep 08, 2009

    loosing fuel prime, put a fuel presser gage on it see what the psi at the fuel rail is.then run for a while and see if it drops. it should stay around 30 to 40 psi


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There is ALWAYS a CAUSE and that would be the REASON. I presume you mean the 'CHECK ENGINE' or SERVICE ENGINE SOON light comes on? If so, find an OBDII scan tool and scan for any Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC's) which have been recorded/stored in the ECM (Engine Control Module). Get back to us after you have done this -- then maybe we can help you solve your problem.

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Go to your local auto parts store and see if your car gots either a crank shaft sensor or a cam shaft sensor. one of this gots to b bad if the car only does it once in a great while. the other thing to do is pay for a diagnose and get rid of this head ache. some shops will credit you for the dagnose towards the labor if they do the work to fix it plus parts.

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