Today when I drove on the free way at about 75mph, engine rpm was about 2200rpm. The engine suddenly shut off, at first the engine rpm shaked between 1000-1500 rpm for 1-2 seconds, then shut down to zero.
It happened last Dec. When I drove on the free way, exactly the same way. But after I tried to start several time, about 20 minutes later, it can run and and I drove it well while nothing wrong with it until today.
Today, I tried to start again, it seemed that the ignition worked and engine run to 200-500 rpm, shaked and dropped to zero again. I tried several time. The engine still won't work. I asked AAA to tow it to a local shop, at the first shop( it is a junkyard), one person tried to start( about 1.5 hour later), won't work, he asked me to tow to their another shop. 20 minutes later, we reach another shop. This time the car can start!(About 2 hours away from the time the engine shut down), amazing. After diagnosed the car, the mechanics can't tell me the exact problem and his suggestion was to change a crankshaft position sensor.(He though maybe the sensor was overheated and shut down the engine. But after it cooled down, it will not affect the engine). Since I am in a hurry, I declined and paid him the diagnose fee. And drove all the way down home ( another 150 miles), Now it runs like nothing happen.
Btw. The mechanics has read 4 codes from engine which were: 1106,1189,1404 and0420. I knew that 1404 and 0420 were always there, and even 0420 was there for more than one year ( the engine light was on for about 1 year), The men tell me that 1106 and 1189 had also nothing to do with the engine shut down.
Any idea? Thanks
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 AT 3:42 PM