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Old July 20th, 2005, 11:24 PM
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Well the problem has retunred with a vengence. Today the engine began to die as I was on the highway with my foot on the gas. The power just disappeared and I had to pull over. After cutting it completely off I was able to restart and it ran fine all the way home. A week ago it was stalling consistently and it stopped after cleaning the stepper motor.

I'm going to try and clean the stepper again and get inside this time. What else should I check for? My fuel filter, plugs, wires, and rotor cap are less than a year old
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Old July 21st, 2005, 10:31 AM
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Have you replaced the fuel pump relay? Mine used to stall randomly for a couple of months before it failed completely and wouldn't start.
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Old July 21st, 2005, 10:37 AM
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No I haven't. Is there a way to test it?
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Old July 21st, 2005, 11:24 AM
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Check the ignition system? I'd guess Ignition control module. If so, STC1856 is your friend.
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Old July 21st, 2005, 12:31 PM
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Well the problem has retunred with a vengence. Today the engine began to die as I was on the highway with my foot on the gas. The power just disappeared and I had to pull over. After cutting it completely off I was able to restart and it ran fine all the way home. A week ago it was stalling consistently and it stopped after cleaning the stepper motor.

I'm going to try and clean the stepper again and get inside this time. What else should I check for? My fuel filter, plugs, wires, and rotor cap are less than a year old

I had this problem about 1.5 years ago. It turned out to be a loose wire. The wire was connected to a four-way plug that connects to the MAF. Every time the road got rough the wire disconnected and the engine died. Its probably a long shot but you might want to just have a look at those connections.

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Old July 21st, 2005, 03:08 PM
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Before taking pieces apart,

1. Is the check engine light on after this occurs?
2. Are you getting any error codes on the display unit?
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Old July 21st, 2005, 04:24 PM
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Fuel pump relay was'nt all the way pushed in, but engine still stalls anyway.
Checked wire harness on MAF and all seems tight

I haven't checked anything in the ignition system. How would I test the ignition control module? I don't have any special electronic equipment for testing.

No Check engine light or codes when it stalls.

thanks for all the suggestions

ADDED** I just cleaned the stepper motor...inside & out, and it seems to be OK (again). I'll drive around a bit more and see what happens
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Old July 21st, 2005, 05:36 PM
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Hmmmm..... didn't Land Rover have a bulletin on this type of problem?

Unfortunately, I don't have access to the databases.

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Old July 25th, 2005, 03:24 PM
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I used wd-40 to clean my stepper, is there something better to use?

Last two days it's driving fine like nothing ever happened. It does seem to hesistate a little bit when I hit the gas from idle.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 03:32 PM
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Old August 1st, 2005, 10:09 AM
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That happened to me but it turned out it was the ecu. It had gotten wet when i pressure washed my car i dried it out with and air compressor waited for a night and the problem was solved.
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