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1999 Dodge Intrepid Question: Cruise Light, Oil Light, then it Stalls

 

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Visitor, Sangerville, ME, April 06, 2010, 14:48

My 1999 Intrepid has 222,000 miles on it. Recently I had some sensors in the transmission fixed, but am having a problem with the car stalling.

It doesn't do it all the time. At first I thought that it was just when it hadn't been warmed up enough, but recently it has been stalling in nice warm weather. Sometimes it will stop when I am idling at red lights/stop signs. Sometimes it will stall when I am slowing down, while coming into town (where the speed limit reduces), or when I take my foot off the gas to go down a hill. It will always start up, maybe not on the first try, but it will start.

Whenever it stalls, the CRUISE light comes on first and the RMP goes to zero. If only this light comes on, sometimes it will kick back and be fine. Other times, the CRUISE light comes on, the RPM goes to zero, and the oil light comes on. When this happens, the car completely stalls and I have to pull over.

I was told that it could be the fuel pump, but since the pump is inside the gas tank, it is hard to check it easily. I did try Fuel Injector Fluid, which helped. It is probably about time to put some more in. I also read somewhere that low oil pressure will cause it to stall. I am due for an oil change. But will just having an oil change help this?

I don't know what engine it has in it.

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    Visitor, April 16, 2010, 04:38

    I'm having this same issue with my Chrysler Concorde. Someone please answer.

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    Visitor, December 10, 2010, 05:24

    Having the same problem with a 1998 Concorde. Recently had my cam pulley replaced so I'm thinking the problem is the cam position sensor...but not sure. The engine is definitely still running unless the check oil light comes on...most times this will happen on the highway after about 100 miles of driving and the tachometer will go back to normal as well as engine response. It feels like the engine is idling while the Tach is at 0 and power steering seems to be working...no loss of electrical power.

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    rc parts February 06, 2011, 14:26
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    need to run a diagnostics on cam and crank sinc if cam sensor is bad it will go from in sinc to out of sinc watching both cam and crank u wil most likely find to be a faulty cam sensore especially if u have noticed that car doesnt start as fast as is normally did spin over more than it should to crank it may cause probleme without setting a code

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