Sometimes when turning engine on it does not fire,so i repeat ,same thing, then turn engine off count to 10 then it starts.also usually after1 hour of engine running engine splutters and on 2 occasions all power is lost and prior to no power, engine and temperature dashboard lights come on , so i stop,switch ignition off wait for 10 seconds then restart engine and everything then seems to be ok. this happens on every journey and usually after the car has been running for a while and most times when im changing from 4th gear to 5th gear...any thoughts
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Re: loss of electrical power
Think this a problem for dealer mechanic with product knowledge,because all lights coming on then loss of power sounds like it could be an ECU fault being triggered by a sensor,or just a component in the ECU breaking down .It would need the computer connecting then running till fault shows up .sorry i couldnt give an instant fix
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You can get the code yourself with this Van. Here's how get in the drivers seat, shut door, put key in ignition, Make sure every thing such as lights, radio, heaater, AC, etc is off. Then turn the key on but (Do not turn over motor) then back off. repeat on, off , then on STILL NO TURNOVER leave IT ON then check light in the dash will flash 1 flash break 2 flash 3 flashes total this means is has the code. And the following flashes are the problem code. So pay close attention after the initiual 3 count the following flashes there will be 1 set break 2nd set write both these numbers down. Say it flashes 4 times break then 8 then 48 is the problem sometimes there will be additional problems so watch for more codes and write them also, You can then look up the 2 number codes in a repair manual or check with a parts store etc. note: if you this you miss counted or are not sure you did this correct. You may repeat as many times as you need. turn on, turn off, on, off ,on leave count try to do it quick and smooth.
My Chilton book doesn't have a lot on vehicle specific emission controls. What I did find is this. Apparently the "loss if power light" will turn on if the temp sensor wire has been removed and then reattached. Have you recently done work at the thermostat? The temp sensor is mounted on the thermostat housing. To turn the "loss of power light" off, disconnect the positive battery terminal and then re-attach it. No waiting. Start the engine and then shut it off. After that turn the key ON and OFF several times to clear any fault codes in the computer. This may help because stored codes make the computer think the problem still exists and it reacts accordingly. Hope this helps.
Turn ignition to run not start,count to 5,turn off key. Repeat this three times. Try to start vehicle. If its starts you are done. If not you will need to repeat turn ignition on count to 5 then turn off, 3 more times On the fourth time leave key in the run position for 10 minutes. Then turn key off & start vehicle.
Have you tried cycling key, to on, off, on, off, on, and leave on and count the flashes of the check engine light? (Just to on, not start) This should retrieve any trouble codes. Write them down & get back to us. It will be 2 digits and will work like this example: 2 flashes, pause, then 2 more flashes= code 22. 3 flashes,pause then 5 more flashes would be code 35. Code 55 means end of message.
try to turn the engine by hand on the front cranshaft pulley with a socket, if turns engine is ok, but if not engine is gone,
and not only check the powers also check for a good ground,
and clen the batterie conectors very wheel even if they look clean electrical systems are very tricky