Car: 2006 chrysler 300c touring
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: tullibody, scotland.
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Hi guys, typical of a 300c to throw a wobbly on Xmas Eve. Went over a speed bump ( quite gently ) and the engine just cut out. Managed to coast into the kerb minus power steering and servo assist on the brakes - quite an interesting experience as it happened on a tight left hand bend with odd cars parked! Being without any tools I could only check fuel level, fuel pump running, no leaks, waggled various wires and connectors around the engine. Tried turning it over a few times to no avail but as the battery was wilting a bit by now decided not to drain it completely. Green Flag chap arrived, listened to the story, including the prior history of the alternator replacement and the new glow plugs and their control unit repair. Went into the car and - it started! He checked that the alternator output and the battery were alright. Noticed the "engine management" light on the dash was lit. Put his diagnostic on the car and got the "crankshaft sensor" coming up. Offered me choice of recovery to house or local garage, which isn't open till Thursday, or to try driving it home with him following behind. Went for the drive home option , got 400yds from house then it cut out again. Onto truck and delivered to door. So, is this intermittent type fault indicative of the "crankshaft sensor" chucking it? Nick