My daughter just called from FL,
Her 97 SOHC auto just died at a stoplight. She can restart it and it will run fine in park, reverse, or neutral.
When she puts it in drive, second, or low, it runs rough and then dies.
It has a quarter tank of fuel...also she tracks her fuel between fill-ups and should have 80 miles left before it needs fuel.
It shows no codes, only 55. I'm suspicious because it doesn't show code 12.
Don't they ALWAYS show code 12?
Computer took a dump?
Wouldn't a crank sensor show a code?
She replaced the cam sensor with an aftermarket one about a year ago or so...
I was thinking wiring maybe...
Had her drive the car in reverse. Also had her put a load on the drivetrain in reverse (read brake-torque).
No change, still died when put in drive.
Had her reset the computer. After disconnecting the battery for a few minutes, it started right up and drove fine in drive.
Now shows a code 12...thinking of sending her a computer/tools/and pictures of how to swap it...just in case.
I'll update this if it does it again.