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#207 of 231 Dodge magnum R/T shuts off when driving please help
Oct 06, 2008 (11:54 am)
My 2005 dodge magnum R/T will shut down when driving. This only happens after filling up with gas. I will be driving and car will shutdown any were from 4 to 8 times. No power steering, No power brakes, nothing. It will start back up and then do it again. Have taken to the dealer ship numers times and they can not find anything wrong with it. They want me to pay $300 + to run some more tests and that my not even tell them what the problem is. I'm thinking it has something to do with fuel system. Has any buddy heard of this problem before or have any thoughts. Please help.
#208 of 231 05 Magnum shut off turning a corner
Oct 30, 2008 (6:49 pm)
I was turning into a parking lot the other day when the car lost all power. I had to put the car back into Park and then turn the key again to start it up. It started up and ran just fine after that. I haven't had this issue since. I am wondering what might be the cause of this?
#209 of 231 Re: 05 Magnum shut off turning a corner [05blackpearl]
Nov 06, 2008 (3:41 pm)
I have a 07 Magnum RT ( NEW) it has done the same thing to me 2 times. I took it to the shop and they told me without a warning light they could not find out what the problem is. My trans. got stuck in 3rd gear and I drove the car 30 miles to get home. With no warning light. The light can on later that night when I took my husband for a drive in the car. To show him what it was doing. I went about 1 more mile and then the warning light went on. So if Iam wating for the light to come on, good luck.
#210 of 231 Re: 05 Magnum shut off turning a corner [05blackpearl]
Nov 07, 2008 (1:25 pm)
I have been having the same problem for over 6 months. It only happens when I fill up will gas and only if I fill up till the gas pump quits pumping. If I don't fill up it dos not happen. I have take to Dodge they don't know what is wrong ether. They have had the car numerous times and ran there test. They now want me to pay about $300+ to run test that they are unsure will tell them whats wrong. The car will completely shut down and will do it many time. It will also jump forward. Now if I just fill it up to 3/4 of a tank or less it will not do any of these thinks. Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks
#211 of 231 Re: 05 Magnum shut off turning a corner [05blackpearl]
Nov 10, 2008 (10:12 am)
After reading the above posts and talking with some friends I believe it is fuel related. The one time it happened to me I did not just fill up with gas. I had filled up two days before. I believe it is water in the tank. When you turn some how the water is getting into the fuel pump and it shuts the car off. I have put in a few cans of "heat( the yellow bottles that take water out of the fuel) and will see if it every happens again. Thanks for the replies!
Mar 07, 2009 (2:44 pm)
Receiving the follow code after check engine light; Coolant thermostat (cooling temperature below themostat requlating temperature). Any thought or ideas as to what is causing this code.
#214 of 231 engine number location
Mar 20, 2009 (3:40 pm)
i have a 2004 dodge dakota and i would like to know where can i find the engine number
#215 of 231 05 Magnum shut off again
Jun 19, 2009 (2:02 pm)
last week end took the car to a wedding and the car wouldn't start after the wedding. It wasn't the battery! The car would start then shut off. I tried to turn it over a few times but nothing. I tried one more time and held down the gas(as it felt like it wasn't getting any) and it fired up and stayed running. I took the car to the dealer and $500 later they flushed the fuel system and put in new plugs I thought that fixed it but today the car shut off when I was at a stop light. I love this car but I am getting worried it is not reliable anymore? Any ideas?
#216 of 231 Re: Dodge magnum R/T shuts off when driving please help [amyred3]
Jun 21, 2009 (8:25 pm)
Im from France and I have couple friends to which this happened on Audis a6.
When you fill up your gas tank, the volume of the gas injected grows and the weight of the liquid of course increases with it (according to relativity). Problem is, this car has a 71 liter gas tank. When you fill it up and make turns or quick starts, the gas pomp which calculates live the amount of gas needed to run the engine through an electronic devices placed in the computer system of the car, opens up the valves and let go by the gas needed to keep running the engine . Since american cars are not as soffisticated as Germans, the electronic device and computer system in general do not take into its calculus the weight and liter amount actually present in the tank. If its total weight is too high, gas goes into the valve to quickly since the tank weight is heavier than usually, resulting in the engine being overrun by gas that is not able to be consumed. Basically your engine draws over gas, that explains why it shuts down
Its a problem that is related to the constructor, you need to check you gas pomp and as well your computer system.
It could happen the other way (dodge could have conceived a computer system that would under run the engine with gas instead of over running it)
But i'm not very optimistic, i think they will just try to get money out of you since they wont admit such a failure in the design of the car....
German cars computer system are much more sophisticated than that, that's why they cost more money to fix!