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

  • Tiny
  • doodlebug*10
  • 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"

Friday, December 30th, 2011 AT 5:51 PM

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  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
  • Member

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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Friday, December 30th, 2011 AT 6:24 PM
  • Tiny
  • doodlebug*10
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Thank you for your answer I will try that I was also pointed at the mass air flow sensor

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Friday, December 30th, 2011 AT 9:54 PM
  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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So what about codes from computer. Bad maf should set a code.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2011 AT 1:26 AM
  • Tiny
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Yes I found out chk engine light is not functioning code is saying 2 bad cells in maf

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Saturday, December 31st, 2011 AT 2:55 PM
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Code does indicate maf 2 bad cells I believe turns out chk engine light is not functioning

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Saturday, December 31st, 2011 AT 2:57 PM
  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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Could be old codes not erased?

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Sunday, January 1st, 2012 AT 6:01 AM

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