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Old June 13th, 2013, 01:07 AM
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Question Engine dies while underway

Had 97 D90 speedometer drop to zero and engine die while underway. Took it in and speed sensor was replaced. Made it home then it wouldn't start so I replaced ignition switch. Ran for a few days then it died again. Dealer put another ignition switch in. The wires at the ignitions switch had been very hot. Ran for a couple weeks and today engine cut out for several seconds, came back and ran fine since for about an hour. Asked the dealer if they put dialectric grease on connections and they said yes. They don't seem to know where to look now. Any ideas about what is wrong or who to take it to in the Portland Oregon area other than Land Rover Portland?
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Old June 13th, 2013, 02:19 AM
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Couple of friends had fuel issues recently. Kinda shocking that dealer mechanics don't know to test fuel line pressure.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 07:49 AM
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Couple of friends had fuel issues recently. Kinda shocking that dealer mechanics don't know to test fuel line pressure.
Lol. Seriously?

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Old June 13th, 2013, 09:34 AM
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Did the tach cut out or just the speedometer?
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Old June 13th, 2013, 09:54 AM
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Does the dash go completely dead like the ignition switch was shut off? When it cut out today, did it just stumble but stay running or did you have to restart it. Did the speedometer drop to zero when this happened? Is anything else, like the radio or gauges, affected when this happens? basically looking to determine if it's a power supply issue or an engine management issue. I'd look at the fuse boxes for loose connections & corrosion, look at the engine main relay, battery connections. Does this truck have a battery cut off switch? if so, temporarily bypass it. What about aftermarket electrical accessories? I'd carefully inspect any added wiring, especially anything connected to a green wire (ignition power).
You might also look at the crank position sensor. Without a CPS sensor signal, the ECU won't fire the injectors or the ignition system. It would be helpful to be able to check for spark/fuel when it is acting up.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 10:00 AM
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I had a similar thing happen but on my 95 D90. And after replacing some stuff, gave up and went to the dealer. They replaced a ground cable on the TC and all was fixed except my red face!
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