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Old 06-12-2004, 15:52   #1 (permalink)
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96 xr6 XH ute engine cuts out and is hard to start when driving

I have a 96 xr6 XH ute, it starts fine in the morning, I drive for about 10 minutes then the engine cuts out on me, then it is very hard to start, takes like 2 minutes of trying to start till it eventually does. Then it goes for like 30 seconds then cuts out, starts straight away and then drives for another 10 minutes or so. But it is not exactly every 10 minutes that it plays up.(just an example of when it does play up)

I have noticed that driving it at night it takes like twice as long to play up then during the day, it driving me nuts. The smartlock light on the dash is not flashing after you turn the ignition on so therefore there are no hard fault codes ? Is that correct ?

I was talking to a mate of mine who's uncle has a 96 model sedan, he had a similar problem, they got a RACQ guy out to have a look at it on the side of the road.

He said that there was a few drops of water that was causing condemsation and dripping on an electrical connection inside the cab on the passenger side.

Does anyone know what this problem is and how to locate it, or have any idea where elese I can start looking ?
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Old 06-12-2004, 22:06   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 96 xr6 XH ute engine cuts out and is hard to start when driving

Possibly a fault with the TFI module?
Next time it fails to start, see if you have spark at one of the leads.
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Re: 96 xr6 XH ute engine cuts out and is hard to start when driving

I had a similar problem with my ef futura, ended up the computer was dying, got a new one and it has been fine since.

Not saying this is whats wrong, but it is a direction to look at.

The car would start and I would get to the end of the street and it would stop, have a few goes at starting it it would start, get to the next intersection and it would stop. Work nite shift, and it was always worse when I knocked off work in the morning to go home. Got to the stage I couldnt get it to go one day after I knocked off work.
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Old 06-19-2004, 14:38   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 96 xr6 XH ute engine cuts out and is hard to start when driving

Well I took it in to modern automotive in cairns to get it fixed, $265.00 and a new dizzy and TFI module later and back to normal again. THE " Hall Effect " sensors had were playing up. Hopefull they wont play up again soon.
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