View Full Version : engine shutting off

08-22-2003, 01:21 AM
my sc shuts off about 5 minutes after a cold start. it restarts if you leave it for a few minutes, and then runs great. the local ford dealer has no idea what the problem is. any ideas???

08-22-2003, 02:04 AM
the smartest thing to do would be to get CODES from the computer. Get a code reader. I prefer a digital one. Its easier to understand it. Get the codes first and let us know what are they. The we can help.

08-22-2003, 08:44 AM
Next time it won't start look at the upshift arrow on your dash. If it stays on while your cranking it, then it's your crank position sensor. Note: It should come on momentarily when you go to start it, but then it should go out.

08-22-2003, 08:48 AM
your crank position sensor is the likely problem.

Like TBird dirver says, the upshift light comes on to tell you the computer is not getting a signal from the crank sensor, so if it stays on while cranking the engine, it's bad.