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2006 Acura RL Base 4dr Sedan AT (AK)

2006 Acura RL
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All Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
18 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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November 22, 2012, 11:46 am

Raj G

Question: Engine stalls while driving or waiting for a signal

Hi, I recently bought a used 2001 Acura RL. Yesterday i faced the following issue:
1) Engine stalled when i was driving on freeway at around 30-40mph - happened once
2) Engine stalled when i was waiting at a signal - happened twice.
The engine simply stalls without any warning. No warning or engine check light. Accessories work but power steering, brakes dont work (this worries me!).
After a min or two with multiple attempts, i could get the car start again. The car runs fine after this untill it happens again.

What could be the problem? Something major?

December 4, 2012, 10:37 am

Elizabeth K

It's probably not something major, but troubleshooting will be the most challenging part. Here's a good article on the causes of stalling, but the crank sensor is common for causing that, so have it tested (best time to check it is right after it dies when it won't restart):

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