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WHY DOES MY VAN RANDOMLY CUT OUT AND NOT START BACK UP?

1996 Ford E-Series Van • 225,000 miles

1996 ford e 250 5.8 liter engine runs perfectly fine and randomly cuts ouy, no bogging, no sputtering just shuts down. Then restarts when "it feels like it"
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Doodlebug*10
December 30, 2011.




Sounds like heat sensitive electronic fault bein triggered. Cam and crank sensors are big suspects. Other ignition parts too. Check for spark to verify when it quits.

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Fixitmr
Dec 30, 2011.
Thank you for your answer I will try that I was also pointed at the mass air flow sensor

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Doodlebug*10
Dec 30, 2011.
So what about codes from computer. Bad maf should set a code.

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Fixitmr
Dec 31, 2011.
Yes I found out chk engine light is not functioning code is saying 2 bad cells in maf

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Doodlebug*10
Dec 31, 2011.
Code does indicate maf 2 bad cells I believe turns out chk engine light is not functioning
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Doodlebug*10
Dec 31, 2011.
Could be old codes not erased?

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Fixitmr
Jan 1, 2012.

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