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    Unhappy car cutting out!

    i have a 01 plate z18xe1 astra, two weeks ago the car srtarted to play up,so i got the codes read and it told me to replace the cam sensor which i ordered from vauxhall and replaced on friday but know when the tempeture gauge reaches 90 the car cuts out and wont start again until it cools down to around 70. there is no engine managment light on but when you try and start it the traction control light comes on. any body got any ideas to whats wrong?

    Any help would be much appreciated!
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    try seeing if you can get it plugged in to see if there are any codes logged, it may have logged a code without the EM light coming on

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    As above, but as you say it runs fine until it reaches 90 then wont restart till it cools down to 70, it sounds like a faulty temperature sensor, try replacing that if no codes show up.

    Dave Robbo.

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    Lightbulb

    Hi,

    You said that you had the codes read. Who read them and what equipment did they use? The reason I ask, is that many of the code readers out on the market can't fully interogate the ECU & many can't perform live reading. This missing data may be crucial?!

    The thoughts that I have are: faulty temp sensor/ ignition module on the blink/ worn-out water-pump/ faulty cooling fan?!?! The reason the power drops off at 90 degrees is because that is the point the fault occurs, so the ECU protects the engine.

    Best of luck!
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    Russ

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    hey russ,

    thanks for the info i had thought of it possibly being a faulty temperature sensor but like you said it could possibly be a new water pump thats needed, i have only had it read with a basic code reader ( not the cheap ones from ebay ) but it wasnt a proper tech2,the guy is going to read them again tomorrow and hopefully that lets me know whats happening,but if that fails then its booked in at my local vauxhall stealer on monday to be tech 2'd free of charge ( hehe ).

    cheers for the replys,anymore suggestions appreciated!
    God bless turbos!!!!

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