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I have a 1997 Cadillac Catera. The car stalls in the middle of driving, sometimes it starts right back up and sometimes it takes 20-30 minutes. Spent 400 dollors for mechanics to "TRY" vaccume hose and replacing a sensor. nothing comes up on there computers. Have a freind of a freind look at it and his computer was saying 7 different things wrong in the transmission wiring, but too far deep for him to figure out whats the cause...any suggestions???????????????

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  • gibby462 Oct 10, 2009

    Nope Already replace crank censor

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If it has the 3.0 liter 6 cylinder i would bet the crank sensor is bad,it goes open when hot and the car shuts off due to no rpm signal and then after 15 minutes or so it cools off enuff to work again and starts up,,,usually a p0335 crankshaft position sensor dtc but not always,,,try that,,

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