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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have a 1999 intrepid hat stalls out when i am driving mostly when driving slow would that be a crank position sensor?If not what could it be
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
There are many possible reasons while the car will shut down at cold , or when idling or slow.
A good thing to do would be going to the nearest Autozone and doing an error code scanning on the engine. This is free of charge, and will tell you if there is any error codes stored in the car computer.
I will try to summarize possible causes for your problem. I will list only common faults that can cause the car shutting down when you press the pedal after idling.
Air flow problems:
This commonly affect the engine when this is cold.
Check air filter, air intake, MAF (mass airflow) and IAT (intake air temperature). This problems are more noticeable when the engine is cold.
The vacuum system uses recirculated gases in your engine. A vacuum leak or a bad EGR valve can give you troubles, particularly when idling. Vacuum system is tested using an hand tool gauge.
Injection and fuel system:
A malfunctioning fuel pump, a clogged fuel line, or an injector problem may be causing the fault. Pump and lines are tested using the same hand gauge used on vacuum system
Distribution and spark plugs:
If this is the problem, then the engine is shutting down because of misfire. You will get engine warning light on, and the misfire will be reported after doing an error code scanning. When you have distributions problems you can also easily feel that the engine is not running as it should.
An automatic transmission malfunction can cause the engine to shut down when you push the pedal. When this is the problem you realize that the cause is the transmission, and that the wrong gear is on.
Other electronic troubles (ECU , wiring, etc)
The best thing to do is trying to understand in what of the condition above you may be, eventually stop at the nearest Autozone and ask a free OBDII scan, or come back to us with a more detailed description of your problem symptoms. OBDII scan can also be done using an hand tester.
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
It's telling you your stabilitrak system is not functioning properly. Sensors in system are failing and setting service light. You need a GM dealer to diagnose system.
Posted on Feb 06, 2010
SOURCE: We are in a 2011
This is for the traction control combined with stabilizing the car, this helps to get the car in total control, for example it will not allow the wheels to spin out in snow or wet weather. a 2011 this should be under warranty, you will need to have the computer scaned for codes, whenever the computers sees a failure it stores acode and turns on the light for the failed system, you may still drive the car its something you wouldnt notice unless you were in snow .hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 21, 2010
If you get an ABS (anti lock brake system) light on as well, you probably have a bad front wheel bearing (the ABS wheel speed sensor is built-in). Check the harnesses going to the sensors first, they may be damaged from turning. If no ABS light accompanying the Stabilitrak message, then you will need to get it scanned for a diagnostic code to further evaluate.
Posted on Feb 23, 2011
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