Mechanics

WHY DOES MY CAR RANDOMLY SHUT OFF WHILE DRIVING? AS IF I JUST TURNED THE KEY OFF?

1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse • 163,000 miles

It has happened a few times now, and is recent. Never have had this issue before. I was driving and suddenly the car just shut off. I pulled off to the side of the road, and tried starting it again, nothing. No fire. I couldn't tell if it was lacking fuel or spark. Check engine light has been on with no real driving issues, got the code reader out and it said I need a new rear o2 sensor. I bought the car with out it and its driven me all over the place till now. I take good care of my eclipse I dont beat on it. One thing I have noticed was the idle is a little bit high sits at about 1100. One one freak event I watched the idle bounce but it hasnt done that since. Please please help me at least put me in the right direction.

Thanks!
chris
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Iowaoutlaw
May 25, 2012.




I would look at the distributor as it is a common failure.

Look at the fuel pressure as well to verify the pump.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
May 25, 2012.
My 97 is run off a coil. Not so much a distributor. But thank you for the advice hopefully I can get my baby back on the road

Tiny
Iowaoutlaw
May 25, 2012.
Check the crankshaft position sensor on the back passenger side of the engine.
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Tiny
Anthony taylor
Jul 10, 2012.
Have you rechecked for codes since the stalling?

Djcl
Jul 10, 2012.

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