1999 Nissan Altima 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 108k miles
Last week my car died while driving to work. At the time I was going about 40mph. The power went out, the engine died, and all the dash lights came on. I pulled over and the engine restarted and ran fine. That afternoon I changed out the spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor button.
Two days later my car died again while leaving work. I was going about 65mph and the power quickly died and came back on. The engine did not turn off, and I continued driving. It died again on the same drive, while I was going about 45mph. This time the engine did die, and I had to restart, which it restarted fine. The last two times the A/C was on for sure, but I don't remember about the first time.
I took the car into a repair shop. They found some stored codes for the knock sensor and nothing else. I had them go ahead and replace the knock sensor.
The car drove fine for about 3 days until yesterday. I was sitting at a stop sign, and I turned the A/C on. Immediately upon pressing the button, the car died. It then restarted once more fine.
Since then I have been driving around with the A/C off and it has not died. The car has not sputtered. There is no sound from the fuel pump. There is no rough idle. The engine runs fine otherwise. Please help.
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 AT 5:50 PM