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My Ford Transit Diesel 2007 (camper van)intermitantly loses power and the Engine Malfunction light comes on. If I stop, turn off the engine and restart it a few minutes later everything goes like a charm again. This normally happens when I'm going up hill and the engine is working hard. Most times I can cruise up a hill in 6th gear without a problem. The last time it happened when I was passing a slow vehicle going up hill in 4th gear and I lost power again. Any ideas?
When the engine is under load it uses more fuel then normal .First replace the fuel filter then check the fuel pressure and flow. the pressure and flow are checked with gauges. For a rough check remove the return pipe from the fuel rail, if fuel is flowing there the fuel system should be ok providing the pressure valve is not stuck open. if there is no flow there the pump may be at fault.
Posted on Nov 13, 2014
Did this fix the problem? I now have the same issue with our Ford Transit....Works perfectly for a few hours then suddenly loses power & the light comes on. Turn the car off then on again & it runs perfectly for another hour or more before it happens again. Appreciate any help, or to know if the above info solved the problem for Sandra?
Posted on Mar 16, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I can only relate this problem to those similar to Ford F150's,,,on the fords it would be bad grounds from the battery to the frame,and engine,,and from the engine to the Firewall.
This would play havoc with the ECM especially when it was damp.
So i can only suggest the obvious to me at least.
Good luck to you.
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
dear friend-the only reason why this happens when driving is because of the movement.iwould say we should look at earth points and loose connections.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
Try replacing the wiper module.It is the part on the wiper motor that does all the functions when you push or turn on the wipers.To replace it you remove the cover from the wiper motor and you will see the circuit board.you can just pry it out with a small screw driver.Most dealerships have these in stock.When you replace it make sure and use a silicone sealer on the cover to keep the water out.Good luck.
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
Hey mate, Had exactly the same problem. Suggest you take the car to your local auto transmission repair centre (not holden) and they can check the electrical diagnostics - if it the Transmission inhibitor Switch (as it was on mine - if so should cost you no more than 1 hour labour and about $75 - $95 for the switch.
Posted on Oct 19, 2010
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