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96 ford explorer, kill the engine running

The engine stops running when going at high speed yet, put the lever to neutral position and I turned on and starts again, continues without apparent problem

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    checked the fuel filter?

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Get the distributor module checked as they can cut out when they heat up! [common fault]
Cheers Rob.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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Can also be the cam position sensor.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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