About a week ago I was returning home with the family in our 2000 Savana
with 5.7 engine. Was about 75 miles from home, at night, cruise set
on 68 mph, vehicle and family fueled for the rest of the trip when the
engine shuts down. No hesitations, no slow loss of power, no restart,
it just shut down. We coasted to the shoulder and called for a tow.
The next morning the scan tool showed only one code for the Crankshaft
Position sensor low... Changed the sensor and it runs fine. Tow $365
part $65. Studying the manuals 2 hours. replacing the sensor 10
My question? Which sensors are subject to failure such that one can not
As this is a wheelchair van I am just fortunate that this happened
crssing the plains on an interstate and not a remote back road out of
cell phone range. Also that I was along to carry my daughter to the tow
truck for the ride home.