Bought this car new and really haven’t had any major issues until the last month. It’s a 2003, six-speed, inline 4, 1.8L engine.
When I came to a stop, the engine just died and would not restart until I let it “rest” for a couple of minutes. It restarted and ran fine.
This same thing happened again a week or so later.
Then, just yesterday, I was doing about 65 on the interstate and the engine died, tach dropped to 0, but I didn’t lose power steering or brakes. I was coasting for a few seconds and the engine came back. When I slowed down to pull into a parking garage, it died but I was coasting enough to pop the clutch and it restarted for a moment allowing me to almost get into a parking stall. As I slowed to get into the stall it died completely and had to be pushed into the stall.
I left it there for a few hours. When I got back, it started and ran fine.
I feel this is just the beginning of some problem with the electronic control module/unit.
Anyone else have this experience?
Thanks in advance