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VN Calais V6 engine cuts out

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I have a 88 VN wagon that keeps cutting out whilst driving. It all started with the DFI unit fried itself. Car stopped and was transportred home on a truck. Replaced the DFI unit, crank sensor, harmonic balancer and map unit. Still cuts out whilst driving. I have had the car from new and re-wired with Calais loom, dash, power windows and central locking 3 years ago. The car is not getting hot and is not being thrashed. Very puzzed. Ther only error code to come up is 33. Thats when I replaced the Map unit. The car does not missfire or brake down under load it just dies - slip it into neutral and hit the starter and it fires up.
Any help would be great.
 

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Might be time for a new Crank Angle Sensor
 

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FXST01 said:
Might be time for a new Crank Angle Sensor

Yep done that 2nd after the DFI unit.
 

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It Quits at all speeds. Starting out from traffic lights. With crusie on or off, at 60/80/100kph. No real pattern at all.
 
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Update - I reset the DFI terminals. The car stopped stalling for now but the engine light is comming on for a while and then going out. stuck a wire in the test plug and the car spat out a code 13. So I'm mow changing the Oxy sensor. Hope this fixes it....
 

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Turns out its the Oxy sensor plug. The connector was snapping into place but not making a good connection. Finaly went an paid $65.00 for a new O/S after the one from the wreckers didnt work, plugged it in and the car was as sick as a dog.

Replaced the connector on the oxy sensor with a crimp and the cars runs fine now!! The slight miss is gone. I put that down to the rusty No 1 plug lead
 

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Car still dies whilst driving. I have now replaced CAS, HB, DFI, O2 Sensor, leads, plugs, TBS, Manifold Sensor, IAC valve. Tried another computer - No joy. Put a tube of injector cleaner in the fuel tank. Still died in the ass on the way home. Slipped it into N and it fired up straight away. Stummed.

Downloaded data from the computer (still trying to read what it means).
 

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Update - Looks like it was the anti theft key lock in the glovebox. Gave it a riggle and the engine died. Riggle some more car starts. Now I need to bypass it. Happy now after 3 months of the car cutting all the time.
 

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88GreenVN said:
Update - Looks like it was the anti theft key lock in the glovebox. Gave it a riggle and the engine died. Riggle some more car starts. Now I need to bypass it. Happy now after 3 months of the car cutting all the time.


didnt even think of that, it was a common VL problem too!!!




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