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Old 07-13-2008, 10:19 PM   #1
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Car Just Shuts Off ???

I always start by saying I did search, but I believe my problem is somewhat unusual. It's actually on my dad's SPI sedan. He says that it's happened twice. What happens is when he really gets on it (Which isn't often, that's why it's probably only happened twice, But he couldn't get it to happen when I was in the car) the car will just shut off. He'll have to coast to a stop and start the car back up. It doesn't stall out or sputter, it just shuts off. He thinks it happened with the A/C on. The car will start right back up with no problem. Wouldn't any problem with fuel/spark/air cause it to sputter out??? I could only think that a battery cable was loose, but they all looked good. Let me know if you guys got any ideas. Thanks.


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Battery, bad connection somewhere. How old is the battery? whole electrical may have a short someplace in it. Check all the fuses too.
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I guess I'll take the ohm meter to it.
I ment to post this in the Technical section. Maybe a moderator could move it for me. Sorry and Thanks.
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It could be that the idle is too low and when the extra drain from the ac pump comes on it stalls out the car. Just my Guess

He should be able to pop the car in neutral (auto or mtx) and start it in neutral, then put it back into gear. Might save some time.
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