Engine Shuts Down While Driving


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
157,048 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. spray degreaser on crankshaft sensor, hose off with water (1 reports)
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue engine problems

engine problem

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1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments

problem #2

May 292016

Intrigue 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 184,096 miles


January 30th got a smog failed the OBD system check, next month had the heads replaced. March 11th got another smog and passed, inspection report said nothing about the OBD system two weeks later my car started cutting off while I be driving.

- , Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012012

Intrigue GL 3800 V6 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

Engine cylinder wear, steel powder in the oil and gasket leaking will put oil on the outside of the engine and runs down to crankshaft positioner sensor and steel from cylinder wear coats the magnetic sensor hiding under the belt pulley sheave with the balance dampener. Use a degreaser spray and spew the squirt by saturating the area where the sensor is at. Use a fifth of a large can, wait 15 minutes. Spray with a garden hose. Do this 5 times until can is empty. Use a tub under the car so there is no run off on to grass or drain or street/road drain. Dispose of according to the law. The sensor may be over heating and the steel powder that is in the oil that the oil filter can not filter out, is sticking to the magnet causing erratic problems and the leaking oil cakes up over time and the sensor over heats and shuts the engine off. After my car drives for several miles my engine gets strange and shuts off. I have tried several times to get behind the balancer and spray 2 cans and garden hose wash. I pulled off wire connector and cleaned the terminals with battery terminal electrical cleaner spray. The more times I clean the area, the better the car engine runs. Now the car engine shutters a little after several minutes of running, but continues run with out shutting off.

- , Mesa, AZ, US

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