Shuts off after driving for few minutes

Tiny
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  • 2011 OPEL CORSA
  • 1.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 185,223 MILES
Opel Corsa cuts after driving for few minutes when cold and have to wait for it to cool down before it can start again. Car was diagnosed and indicated crankshaft sensor and oxygen sensor had not working properly then we replaced them but still giving the same problem. What could be the problem sincewll it's not solved?
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Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 AT 11:11 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

This issue could be due to a faulty coolant temperature sensor.
If the engine coolant temperature sensor sends incorrect data to the ECM the engine will not start. It can send a signal that the engine is 'too hot' to start, which will trigger a no start issue.

Whenever the engine does not start, does it crank over? Or when you try to start it it makes no noise?

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-a-coolant-temperature-sensor-works

Let me know what you got.
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Thursday, September 9th, 2021 AT 7:55 AM
Tiny
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Makes noise and does not crank.
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Thursday, September 9th, 2021 AT 10:24 PM
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Is your check engine light illuminated? Any codes?
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Friday, September 10th, 2021 AT 9:49 AM
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It did show crank sensor and oxygen sensor after replacing no codes but still does the same.
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Friday, September 10th, 2021 AT 1:37 PM
Tiny
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Since you have to wait before restarting, it suggest that the issue is temperature related. As if the coolant temperature sensor is faulty it can trigger a no start due to the computer thinking the engine is 'too hot'.
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Friday, September 10th, 2021 AT 1:41 PM
Tiny
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So should I replace the temperature sensor and see if issue resolved?
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Friday, September 10th, 2021 AT 11:35 PM
Tiny
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Ideally you want to test the sensor. Check the resistance between the pins of the sensor.
Since this is a euro vehicle I do not have the specifications for the resistance.
Typically for coolant temperature sensors if the internal resistance is out of the specification range it is a bad sensor.
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Saturday, September 11th, 2021 AT 7:14 PM
Tiny
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Okay, great. Will get back to you.
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Saturday, September 11th, 2021 AT 10:57 PM
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Sounds good.
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Sunday, September 12th, 2021 AT 9:54 AM

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