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While driving the car cuts out and loses all power, lights on the dash board come on but all power is gone, a little while later it runs again but keeps cutting out at random times.

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The following are the general instructions on the start of diagnosing any electronically controlled engine or transmission problem.

The engine and the automatic transmission (transmission control is only for automatics, engine is still computer controlled no matter the transmission type) in this vehicle are computer controlled and in most cases when a fault occurs a fault code is stored in the memory of the computer control module. There are exception to this, such as the Mass Airflow Meter and fuel pressure problems. What must be done is to have all the basic testing done such as a scan of the system for fault codes as well as a check with a live data scanner tool for engine functions that are not within range of normal, a trained technician is required to know what is correct and what isn't, then based on careful diagnostics done from a factory repair manual the correct part is replaced or the wiring repaired or the computer replaced (known as the PCM or ECM,ECU), which is very rarely the problem. Other basic checks must be done as well such as mechanical problems with the engine as well as engine state of tune and mileage on the engine. The transmission can have mechanical issues as well such as no gear engagement at all or a failed pump or other pressure related problems. Also engine mechanical problems can and do cause many drive-ability related problem such as rough idle and other symptoms.

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SOURCE: lately my accord (98) has been cutting off while driving

Sorry I guess this should have been posted as a solution. Here goes again...I had the exact same problem. After many test and trials, I changed out my ignition switch last month. "MAGICALLY" No more problems!!!! Everything started working normal again. Problem is that everything in that car goes through the ignition switch. Even the battery charges through it. Anyways, I bought an new one from adavanced discount auto parts for $55 installed it myself. Problem solved. If you want to install yourself here is an awesomely detailed link that really helped me: http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=2353017
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SOURCE: 2000 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 3.3L V6 - Cut off while driving

The problem with your truck is not the fuel pump. Its the sending unit for the pump, which is on top of the fuel tank and feeds POWER to the fuel pump. Nissan has a campaign for it, because those units corrode internaly inside of the connector, that sends power to the fuel pump to power it up. Have the dealer run DCS check , to see if you have a open campaign for the sending unit. If you do, it will be free of charge and in some cases the whole fuel tank needs to be replaced also. However, that may not be your problem. I have seen ECM/computer getting flooded by the heater box. There is a drain tube, that drains your heater box, that tube gets clogged up by debriss/stuff and that's when water has no place to go and it leaks on top of you ECM/computer and fries it. Have you noticed any wetness on pass. side floor?? Right by the fire wall. Check it and make sure that its dry/carpet area at the top of the carpet behind the glove box. If its wet, that's not good. Let me know what you have found and will take it from there. Is the "Check engine light on" by chance?? Let me know.

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SOURCE: engine oil light is showing on the dash board after switching on

Most important thing you need to do is to establish the actual oil pressure. put a mechanical gauge on the engine and read real oil pressure. If pressure is low (min is 15psi, I prefer to see at least 20 at idle) there is an internal problem...bearings etc. If pressure is good, sending unit has failed...replace it. I would not drive it 'till the oil pressure is verified as being safe. You might get lucky and someone just forgot to plug in the sending unit, but it must be checked!!!
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SOURCE: ford focus engine cuts out when driving. coilm

Hi, You need to plug this into a code reader and see what codes are stored the most common reason for the engine cutting out is internal fuel pump failure will also cause poor starting

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SOURCE: my car(vauxhall vectra) keeps cutting out when

Check the large vacuum line coming from your brake booster,In it is a one way valve that stops you from forcing air backwards into the intake.Which is what your problem sounds like.The sudden extra air pushed into the intake severely leans out the motor causing the stumble.Hope this helps?

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