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Old 18 Nov 2016, 06:34 pm
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Default 01 cruiser dies while driving.

my 01 will die while driving down the road. when you try to crank it, you can hear the fuel pump kick in but it will just spin over. After waiting a few minutes, it will start and go down the road a ways and die again. have checked it and it is not throwing any codes.
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Old 18 Nov 2016, 11:23 pm
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Default Re: 01 cruiser dies while driving.

Check the wiring loom underneath between the cam and crankshaft. See if it dropped and is chafing on the halfshaft passenger side. If so, try to repair the damaged wires.
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Old 19 Nov 2016, 12:12 am
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Default Re: 01 cruiser dies while driving.

A similar thing happened to me with my Neon and it turned out to be a wire that the plastic covering had melted away from, allowing the wire to repeatedly short out the relevant fuse. So soyomb is right, check the wires for worn through or melted insulation.

I was able to repair it using regular and liquid electrical tape.
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Old 28 Jul 2018, 11:12 pm
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Default Re: 01 cruiser dies while driving.

Had the same problem with my 01 cruiser. shop had it for a week. died on way to work the next day. three more times getting it home. back to shop. changed out the crankshaft sensor. have put about 250 miles on it since. even with a/c on, not a problem yet.
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