Have a 98/R 2.0Si Mondeo that keeps cutting out. The lastest being today. O the return leg of a 16mile round trip i noticed the car hesitate quite noticably. When i pulled up to drive into my garage the car cut out and didn't want to restart, eventually got it restarted but it cut out again, again after a period of time trying, it restarted running absolutely fine, finished pulling into the garage and lo and behold it died tried to restart it but gave up, as i had two screaming kids in the car!
Thing is, i spoke to the guy who used to own it and he said he had similiar probs and that upon taking it to our local garage and it being put on an error reader, was told the Crankshaft sensor was at fault. Now as it turns out he has had this replaced three times in a year. Is this likely to be my problem and if so what is causing the sensor to fail so often. The other quick qestion is , is a MK1 sensor the same as a Mark 2 , as i have a spare one from my wifes MK1?