Randomly shuts off

Tiny
LUNATICK15
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  • 2009 DODGE JOURNEY
  • 3.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 235,078 MILES
We just drove our vehicle listed above an hour a half, as we pulled to the stop sign off the exit it shuts off. We turn the ignition off and start it back up as soon as we put it in drive it shuts off again. Runs fine in until we put it in drive and try to go we try it a couple times same thing happens so we tried reverse and it drive fine like nothing wrong so we try to put it back in drive and shuts off. Somehow we managed to get it into drive and actually get it to go but as soon as we hit the brakes and stop it shut off. What is wrong?
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Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 AT 7:46 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

When you place it into drive, does the vehicle lunge or jerk forward? You indicated that when you apply the brakes, it stalls. Does that only happen when you are at a complete stop or can you still be moving and apply the brake and it stall?

Take a look through this link first and see if it helps in any way:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-stalls

Next, does it only happen after the vehicle is warm? If it does, that could indicate a bad crankshaft position sensor. When they start going bad, they can be affected by heat. Take a look through this link and see if it seems to mirror what you experience:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/symptoms-of-a-bad-crankshaft-sensor

If either of the above links are helpful, I strongly recommend having the can-bus system scanned for diagnostic trouble codes. CAN stand for controller area network. Basically, all the modules/computers are tied together via a few wires. When you scan the can, it will identify codes or problems coming from any of the modules. Here is a video showing it being done:

https://youtu.be/InIlnsjOVFA

Let me know as much as you can. Also, let me know if any of the above information is helpful or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Thursday, March 18th, 2021 AT 6:08 PM

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