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Suddenly loses power, will not tick over and shudders to a halt. This happens now and then ...its like fuel cannot get through ???

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  • ian bayne Sep 19, 2008

    Car generally goes very well, done 280000km. Have had the air-mass sensor replaced, as well as the wiring harness about 1 year ago. Recently, at all temperatures, and all RPM, it feels like one cylinder, or sometimes two or three at a time, suddenly stop working. The effect is that there is a sudden loss of power for between 0.5sec to 10 sec. The power loss is not complete, as if the car is switched off, it is rather a sharp reduction of power. Garage has replaced throttle body with no change to symptoms. After months of trying to isolate the conditions, the only common condition is that it appears to happen under load. I have tried leaded and unleaded fuel, also to no avail. My mechanic is out of ideas :(

  • jcp4220 Nov 11, 2008

    after driving for more than 2 hours i stop the car and turn off the engine. it has been quiet often the engine fail to start. i have to wait for half hour then only the engine start. what is the problem actually.



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