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Old 09-14-2022, 11:53 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by widewagon92 View Post
For starters, my car is a 93' 940 turbo. A few days ago my clutch cable snapped as I was coming to a stop, didn't pop it into neutral fast enough and stalled it. Was a pretty hard one; once I pushed it to the side of the road the car would crank over but not start. Replaced the cable on the side of the road, and mercifully by the time I was done it decided it felt like starting again. However, now the engine will shut off while driving, seemingly at random. It seems to happen more once the car has warmed up, but I can't say for certain.

Since this issue started, I've reset the ecu, confirmed that I haven't jumped timing, swapped in a known good crank position sensor. Didn't find any grounds that shook loose. Don't have any lights on the dash. I believe it's tied to ignition - when it dies the tach immediately shoots to zero, no stumbling or stalling. Put it in neutral, turn the ignition and it'll start right back up again and run for a couple more minutes before it happens again. Quite annoying to deal with on my morning commute.

Anyone have any ideas on what else to check?
Random shutoff during running sounds like an electrical issue. Bet that the shock knocked something marginal loose.

Try wiggling every harness connection you can find under the hood with the engine running, until one of them makes the engine shut off. Then disconnect, contact clean and reassemble securely, possibly with some dielectric grease to keep the water out. Was the distributor Hall sensor on my '87 but that was LH 2.2.

Also check the fuel injection fuse holder if you still have the original one. They get wet, then corrode, then overheat and melt in roughly that order. A decent waterproof rubber one should be just a couple dollars at any auto parts store.
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'88 240 eggshell wagon.
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