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Shuts down going down the road shuts off completely

My pathfinder just shuts down no reason what could it be? it idles fine

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Vehicle shuts down while driving down road and does not start backup for at least 20 minutes, could be a bad crank sensor. if bad it will start and run fine, but it will keep shutting down until fixed.

Posted on May 16, 2010

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    jjsmpnda Jul 05, 2012

    I had a similar problem and it ended up being the ignition switch. It is a $55 part from napa or oreilly and is located in the steering column. Just take off the plasic behind the steering wheel and you'll find it. Disconnect your negative terminal on the battery first, unplug the iginition switch, take out the 2 screws and replace. 5 minute job.

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