Car shuts off while driving 2006 Buick Lacrosse


I followed your instructions on “starting disabled 2006 buick lacrosse cxl” with no success. When I turn the key on the word starting disabled does not come up. The car does shut off while driving and i get those messages when that happens. It does restart after about 2 minutes.

Also stated in that article it reads ” Research shows in most cases the issue has turned out to be related to a failing crank sensor.” What this means is that more often than not the cause of the problem was a faulty crank sensor. There may be a check engine light code stored for this but not always. Great place to start is checking for any stored engine codes. Post any codes present below in the comments.

Crankshaft Position Sensor Replacement

Crankshaft Position Sensor Replacement
Removal Procedure
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the crankshaft harmonic balancer.
  4. Disconnect the crankshaft position (CKP) sensor electrical connector.
  5. Remove the CKP sensor shield (1). DO NOT use a pry bar.
  6. Remove the CKP sensor studs.
  7. Remove the CKP sensor.
Installation Procedure
  1. Install the CKP sensor.
  2. NOTE Install the CKP sensor studs.TightenTighten the studs to 30 N·m (22 lb ft).
  3. Install the CKP sensor shield (1).
  4. Connect the CKP sensor electrical connector.
  5. Install the crankshaft harmonic balancer.
  6. Lower the vehicle.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8. Perform the crankshaft position system variation learn procedure.