Shuts off while driving

Tiny
RIWORLD
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  • 2007 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 100,000 MILES
It just turns off running I can start again quickly. Mechanics cannot find the motive even with the computer scanners. Has me puzzled and don't dare run on highway. Any help or have you had the same problem? Help
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Monday, September 9th, 2019 AT 1:50 PM

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Tiny
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Welcome to 2CarPros.

Since it happens and then restarts, it is something electrical. Most likely a bad connection. The first thing that comes to mind is the crankshaft position sensor. When they get hot, they can fail and allow the vehicle to restart or others one would have to wait till it cools.

The crankshaft position sensor is located at the same place on both the 3.3 and 3.8L engines. I'm not sure which you have. Take a look through these links and see if what is described in the symptoms link seems to mirror what you experience. Interestingly, this sensor can fail and not set a trouble code.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-a-crank-shaft-angle-sensor-works

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

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/crankshaft-angle-sensor-replacement

I attached a picture of the sensor location on your vehicle to help you locate it.

Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,

Joe
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Monday, September 9th, 2019 AT 7:08 PM

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