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2000 catera, has 50000 miles, previous owner only used premium gas, we use reg. unleaded. it was running great then lost power, engine still running, stuttered again, then died, cranked over but would not start, had it towed to our house and started right up. gas cap light was on before it died, is there anything related here that would cause this?

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The most likely issue is a faulty crankshaft position sensor, but you could also have other issues.

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