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I have a 2006 CC 4x4 with 140,000 miles, recently I was driving on the fwy and all of a sudden the engine dies. Luck that it was not busy and I was able to coast to the side. It has also died on me while i was just parked and idling and coming off a complete stop. The weird thing is that there was no error code or engine light on. I have Been searching and found the ECM replay problem and the IPDM problem. I have a appointment tomorrow to have the replay replaced, but should I also expect to have to replace the IPDM? Could there be another thing causing this the problem? I have just replace the crack shaft sensor, but could a bad camshaft sensor also cause this problem without having the engine turn on.
 

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Could also be the fuel pump.

It if stops working, it doesn't cause the CEL to turn on.
 

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Did you use OEM part or after market. Some after market sensors have dismal failure rate!
 

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Yes I did use OEM parts. I did my research on the crankshaft position sensor when my truck gave me a code. I’m thinking about just changing the both camshaft sensor anyway, with the amount of miles my truck has it might be a good idea. I also did replace my fuel sending unit when I had problems with my gas gauge, I think that was around 60k miles.
 

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Has anyone experience the engine stalling in the middle of the fwy and not have any error codes come up? I’m wondering if one of the cam position sensor go bad without giving a error code.
 

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Has anyone experience the engine stalling in the middle of the fwy and not have any error codes come up?.
My hidden kill switch is connected to the fuel pump.

When I open the switch while driving down the road, the engine immediately stalls, but it doesn't set any error codes or turn on the CEL.

You mentioned that you replaced the fuel gauge sender - Did you replace the fuel pump at the same time?
 

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its been a while since i change the fuel sending unit. I don't remember if I change the whole unit or just the unit.
 

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I've heard of a lot of faulty cam positions sensors causing stalling and/or drivability issues on R51 Pathfinders at another site which I monitor and they don't always trigger trouble codes. Fuel pump failures are pretty rare and I would test the pressure before replacing the pump.
When these vehicles first started having problems with the ECM relay, Nissan was replacing the entire IPDM/ER because they said the relay was non-serviceable. Then, people figured out that they could replace the relay without replacing the entire IPDM and not long after Nissan smartened up and went from replacing the IPDM to just replacing the relay. Most if not all of the IPDM's they replaced were perfectly fine outside of just needing the one relay.
 

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I have a 2007 frontier. I have replaced both sensors, the relay and even the fuel pump but am still having the same issue. Stalls for no known reason and ends up throwing the codes. Please advise as to what I should try next.
 

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Electrical part of the ignition switch? Mine went bad on my 1998. And also on my 1988 Mazda truck.
 

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Was both cam sensors replaced or just one?
Yes I have replaced the crank sensor as well. This seems to happen only during warmer periods and mostly at times when I am stopping or slowing down to a crawl. I am now wondering if it is the ipdm module rather then the relay that Nissan has suspected. Can’t get any answers from Nissan except to ask if I am still interested in buying a new vehicle.
 
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