Car shuts off on its own?


#1

Hello there,

My 2002 Saturn SL2 suddenly shut off today in the morning when I came to a stop. This happened only once, just a couple of blocks away from home. I was able to start the car again without problems however. What could be wrong?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.


#2

The problem might be with the crankshaft position sensor starting to fail.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=942208&cc=1388549&jsn=321

This sensor is mounted to the side of the engine block.

And because it’s made of plastic, the old sensor must be removed without breaking it.

Tester


#3

Thanks for replying Tester. I have a question, If the problem is the crankshaft position sensor, wouldn’t it throw a code? Check engine light is off.


#4

No, the CPS often doesn’t throw a code when it goes bad