Car shuts off after driving about 8 miles. RPM drops to 0.


Asked by Nov 04, 2015 at 06:09 PM about the 2001 Buick Park Avenue Ultra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It began to stutter then RPM drops to 0.  Now it does not stutter, just shuts off
with no warning after about 8 miles & RPM still drops to 0.  I turn it completely
off then crank it again.  The service engine light has started to come on when
this happens.

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Try getting the trouble code scanned, it'll give you (and us) more information to go on. Is this a high-mileage motor? It may be a timing issue, or missing badly, and the knock sensor is kicking in and shutting off the motor to prevent damage to the motor.

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