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Opel Vectra 1998 engine cuts off in motion

My Opel Vectra (2.0) 1998 model cuts off in motion. For instance, the car starts normal and driving is ok but after awhile a sound comes up then the car will not accelerate anymore and eventually the engine is cut off. I will have to start the engine again to continue driving. This happens two or three times within a 20km drive and on other days it just happen once; occassionally it does not happen. What could be the problem and possible solution.

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    whats it proublem and how can i repair it?



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A Opel is a GMC but its a good German car But the problem could be one of a few.
To start with Check the breather pipe on the fuel tank to make sure the air gets in to the tank while you are taken out petrol... It could be the coils getting hot and braking down..I could also be fuel pump in the fuel tank playing up and not pumping the correct pressure for injectors.
BUT the noise what does it sound like i must no
to help more so check above and let me know
A.S.A.P Ron

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Good moerning Oyesusi i am experiecing that problem as well but what i have discovered that my centre silence is worn out and at times the fuel tank appears to be dirty . Mostly it will cut off when the fuel is at alow level.

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Hi everybody, I have the same car as Oyesusi's and also the same problem, what was the solution for that plz, and I checked fuel pump and nozzles all r working corrrectly, thanks in advance

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Could be the ECU or EGR valve, expensive job! get it checked by mechanic.. its dangerous, i know cos it happened me.. if its the ECU it can be relieved for a short while by disconnecting the EGR valve..

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