Recently, sometimes while I'm driving down the road the engine just shuts itself off. There is no warning, no sputter, no over-heating. I'll Just be driving, like normal not zoom zoom, and suddenly I feel I have no power steering and notice my car is not running. Turn the key and it starts right back up. The temp guage reads normal, so I assume this can not be related to the cooling system. It's not setting off any CEL codes.
First time it happened was about 6 weeks ago, 2nd time was about 2 weeks ago, and in the past few days it seems to be becoming more frequent. 3rd time it occurred was this past Thursday, then it happened twice today. I have asked a few of my mechanic friends about it, one of them thinks it could be related to the crank sensor , even though there is no CEL code to give us any clue.
He looked at the crank sensor and said it was not excessively dirty, as he suspected, but he did notice the adjustment is turned all the way in one direction. He is an import mechanic, and said that is not normal, from his experience.
A new crank sensor is cheap and it wouldn't be difficult to replace, but we are not certain this would fix whatever is causing my car to just randomly shut off.
Does anybody have any clue what could be the issue here? Please.