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Engine Stalling Due to Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure on Oldsmobile Aurora

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A failing crankshaft position sensor may cause the engine to stall intermittently.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 113,370 (10,191–214,000)
Engines affected: 3.5L V6, 4.0L V8
8 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2001, 2002, 2003
36 people reported this problem
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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5

Replaced both crankshaft and camshaft position sensors - fixed problem
car stalls after driving around 7 miles when coming to a stop
be driving and car will die and tachometer will go clear over to the rad.
my aurora sputteres n stalls when it rains and i think the ignition module sensor sounds like a likely suspect i been racking my brain trying ta figure out where the car was sucking water it runs like a top when its nice out
Same problem. Cost me $463 to fix. If it happened to you, file a complaint at safercar.gov. I did find a service bulletin on this. My car cut off in a curve at 45MPH.....
Service Bulletin No.: 220601
Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA ID Number: 623756All Products Associated with this Service Bulletin
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)OLDSMOBILE AURORA 2001 Details
0 Associated Documents Manufacturer: General Motors LLCSUMMARY:
THIS MESSAGE IS CONCERNING CRANK SENSORS. *TT
The crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to intermittently stall
car stalls going down road-im going 2 put a crank sensor c what happens
My car was stalling while being driven. Also, it became very difficult to start. Both crankshaft sensors ended up being bad. I have the 4.0 V8 engine and this problem is common on this engine.
Stall at idle, replaced both crankshaft sensors. The car runs normally and I still love it. It is the only car that I have had that I like this much; I will not trade it.
My car starts tapping when sitting at idle and started smoking .
Vehicle cuts out after running a few minutes. Tachometer gets stuck in red area. Sputters then engine stalls out
Car does not stall but it has a tough time starting when it it slightly warm. I'm going to replace sensor. It all started after getting my cars intake gaskets fixed
It would turn off while driving. I went to a mechanic, and he said he fixed it. I don't know if he did. I sold it.
Pressing gas and engine sputters and take off?I think it's the pressure sensor.
Engine starting running rough, dies intermittently. Runs rough, idles poorly. In the process of replacing the sensor