If I had to guess, I would say you have a bad crank sensor. It should have set an engine light, but it doesn't always happen. When they checked it, it may have been working properly. Thus, they found no problem.
I hate to say it, but this is one of those problems that is either a guessing game, or the vehicle is used until the problem gets bad enough to find. However, based on your discription, it could be a hazard if the engine dies while driving.
You may want to try replacing the crank sensor to see if that fixes the problem, but I am going from experience only. There is nothing indicating that is 100% the problem.
Thursday, November 4th, 2010 AT 10:29 PM