My 2001 Saturn L300 V6 3.0 Stalls while driving, then after a few minutes starts back up

Tiny
KIKE JUNIOR
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  • 2001 SATURN ASTRA
  • 120,000 MILES
I disconected the fuel filter and had my brother crank it, no fuel came out. We left t alone for a few minutes then he cranked it again then fuel did came out this time. Is my fuel pump bad or will a bad crank sensor do this kind of symptoms. I would really aprecciate if I get some help.
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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 10:16 PM

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Tiny
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Scan for codes and check fuel pressure first. Clean throttle plate on both sides with choke cleaner.
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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 10:19 PM
Tiny
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I tried hooking up a scantool and I cant communicate with the Computer.
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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 10:37 PM
Tiny
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Check to seeif any fuses are blown under hood, then you will have to check aldl for poor connections.
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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 10:38 PM
Tiny
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BCM blown fuse
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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 10:58 PM
Tiny
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That will cause a communication problem did the fuse blow again after replacing it?
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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 11:22 PM
Tiny
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No it did not, I have codes p1780, p0030, p0156
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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 11:31 PM
Tiny
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Check bank one(lh) frontO2 sensor and circuit and bank tw0(rh) rear O2sensor and circuit. They may be bad heaters may not be working.
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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 11:35 PM
Tiny
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Those codes for the 02 sensors have been o there for a while like for a year. Will bad 02s cause this symptom. Like right now its at idle then suddenly dies. If I wait for 10 minutes sometimes less, it starts back up
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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 11:44 PM
Tiny
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I worked on tons of those cars and never had a bad o2 sensor cause those symptoms sounds like a bad crank shaft position sensor I have replaced tons of those for those symptoms. They dont always set codes when they go bad. Do you have a multimeter to do some testing?
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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 12:07 AM
Tiny
KIKE JUNIOR
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Yes Sir I do. Is the crank shaft position sensor next to the oil filter?
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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 12:11 AM
Tiny
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Yes it is the connector feeds back up into the engine compartment. Does your scan tool read live engine data?If it does when can see if its getting a rpm signal when. It die and wont start.
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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 2:04 AM
Tiny
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I tested the sensor for resistancce two times and got 156 K Omhs the Second time I got OL. I hope I tested right.
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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 2:42 AM
Tiny
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You test it when it wont start and it should read 800-1200 ohms.
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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 2:48 AM
Tiny
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Yes sir. It looks like I have a valve cover gasket leak so the crank sensor its oil soaked.
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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 3:08 AM
Tiny
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So does the crank sensor test out of spec?
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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 3:45 AM
Tiny
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I replaced the Crank Shaft Position Sensor today, now the car runs fine. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP I APRECCIATE YOU.
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Friday, October 5th, 2012 AT 3:26 AM
Tiny
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Your welcome thats what here for anytime glad to hear its fixed it sounded like a bad crankshaft position sensor.
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Friday, October 5th, 2012 AT 3:41 AM

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