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Car dies while driving

I have a 2002 Nissan Sentra with about 66,000+ miles on it. About a week ago, my car suddenly died while I was driving. I pulled off the road, turned off my car, and started it right back up again. Then yesterday, my car died again while I was driving. Again, I turned it off and started it right back up so I continued driving. When I later stopped and put my car in park, my car kept revving up on its own until I finally turned it off. It started back up just fine. Any ideas???

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  • SilverLily25 Jun 24, 2008

    Do you know what they fixed?

  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    Hi except for the problem when shutting down the engine, my car also dies when driving, should I go to the dealer, does someone knows whats the problem?

  • Anonymous Sep 26, 2008

    i was driving down the road and it just stopped running

  • josefrank Oct 03, 2008

    when i drive and trying slow down the rpm car it turn off and engine sign it on. When i Try to turn on the doe"nt start and put little of gas rpm reach 3000rpm let go gas the stey on

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    Even with it being 6 years old?

  • Kayla Ksenich Oct 04, 2013

    My 1997 nissan sentra did the same thing. i found out that the distributer rotor would some how break the scerw that was holding it on and the car would suddenly DIE. it had me stranded like 3 times before i figured out the problem. but it would shudder a little bit here and there before that started. so maybe if you check your distributor rotor you ma find your problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    car dies then cranks back to die again

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I can be driving down a road and there is a tiny click and the car shuts down, it restarts right away (using key) and can do this a few times in a row and then wont do it again for the rest of the day. No codes come up on computer.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Well the saga 1994 LHS continues.........Replaced the PCM with a new one from MOPAR car started and ran great. Took it for a good long drive (20 minutes - various speeds) ran great, however, noticed that at about 50 the speedo suddenly died (went to zero and motor stumbled) but recovered. This did not happen again. Let my son take it back to University (90 miles) no issues ran smooth. Today he went out started right up and let her run 10-15 minutes. Put it in gear and the !$@# died. Now back to cranking with no ignition (not starting). Did the key dance and no codes. Matter of fact my son says the light does not flash at all...Not scanning at all?!?? Noticed when it stumbled on the test drive I was goofing around with the cruise control as it was not functioning....wondering if the two are related???? IDEAS???!

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Car was overheating , pulled up and after cooling the engine I topped off coolant. Started and it was driving well till it stopped suddenly and will not start again.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    i drove my fiance's car home yesterday she said it started "jumping" when she stopped at the redlight i noticed it when i started driving it when you first start it it will idle fine but when you put it in gear and start down the road it will start to lack power like is starving for fuel my first thought was fuel filter but wanted to see if anybody had encountered this problem before?



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I think that your crank angle sensor failed. Is the check engine light on?? if so, scan it and get code. If the code is P0335, than you need new crank angle sensor. Nissan has been having some problems with those even on other Nissan products. (Altima, Pathfinder and so on) Good luck.

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Contact your local dealer they have several recalls for this problem,its for the crank, and cam snsor should be covered under warranty

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Had all most same problem ,all was a relay, idol control relay ,cost me 50$ to find that out

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

Had the same problem, took it to the dealer fix it for free. factory defect.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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