Problem Description and Possible Solution
At higher mileages (125,000+) the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor may intermittently stop working, especially when the vehicle is fully warmed up. This can cause the engine to stall unexpectedly.
Average mileage: 177,797 (121,000–252,865)
Engines affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L V6
25 people reported this problem
going down the road it runs fine, but when i stop at a stop sign, it will sometimes die on me unexpectedly.
Stalls on warm starts, especially at higher altitudes.
Will lift hood, let engine cool (10-30 minutes), and then engine starts fine.
Engine does not idle rough, or stall at stop lights/signs.
When the engine is cold it idles fine and runs fine,about after a minute it starts to have a surging idle. At about 2000 rpm the engine feels heavy but once its over 3000 ,it feels as if something was clogged
The car fine till he replace the radio with a better one. We have replaced the Air Flow valve, spark plugs, fuel filter , the coolant sensor (both parts) and new antifreeze. He is now checking the gage in the spark plug. The will start but it won't stay running it acts like it is starving for gas