I STOPPED AT A LIGHT MY CAR HAD SHUT ITSELF OFF

  • Tiny
  • durango2000
  • 2000 Dodge Durango
  • 174,000 miles

Hi my name is rayne. Im 16 and I plan to be an automotive technician. But last week as I stopped at a light my car had shut itself off. I quickly tried to turn my car on but I had to throttle gas and get to the nearest parking lot. I didnt see anything wrong at that time. But however yesterday I was taking a look and I know I need an oil change and all that but I spotted a fairly decent leak coming from the oil pan of the front transfer case. Personally I think maybe a gasket was blown?

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Thursday, September 6th, 2012 AT 5:02 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Possibly, but that wont cause it to shut off.

Basics first, fuel pressure and spark test.

Roy

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Thursday, September 6th, 2012 AT 9:59 AM
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  • maximan
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Rayne - had similar problem - replaced crank shaft sensor - happened again - replaced the gas cap and no problem since. Try the $10.00 fix.
Maximan

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Saturday, September 8th, 2012 AT 12:58 PM
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Rayne - the other I did was add seafoam to the gas ran it as low as possible and then added premium grade. Forgot those steps.

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Saturday, September 8th, 2012 AT 1:10 PM

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