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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:57 am    Post subject: 2003 Eurovan stalling on highway in heat. Reply with quote

2003 Eurovan currently in Dallas (Driving cross country from Boston)

The issue is heat related. The motor is shutting down during the heat of the day. Starts back up after stall. Sometimes you need to wait a few minutes and pump the gas pedal. When the sun is out you can only drive a mile or 2 before it shuts down. When the sun goes down you can drive 100+ miles with no stalls.

Parts replaced
rebuilt transmission
External trans cooler (leaking)
Fuel pump (replaced twice in 2 months)
cam shaft position sensors (2)
crank shaft position sensor
New fuel pump relay

Last shop that worked on it diagnosed "loss of fuel pressure" and replaced the fuel pump. Claiming the one that was installed a month earlier could have been faulty. Drove it out of the shop and 100 miles later it did the same thing.

The engine has thrown 2 codes but they seem to be unrelated. One is a TCM code and the other is a Crank Shaft Position sensor code. these codes appear when the van is coasting to a stop and the motor restarts and the transmission is moving at a different speed then the motor causing it to clunk and throw a code.

I know this is totally insane but the last time we drove the van with the sun in the sky the van broke down every mile until the sunset. once the sunset the van drove with no problems for 100+ miles.

Can the sun cause electrical issues?

If anyone has any suggestions as to what this issues could be related to it would be greatly appreciated.

Also looking for shops in the Dallas area that might be able to help.

Thank You!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: 2003 Eurovan stalling on highway in heat. Reply with quote

A crank position sensor code is a crucial one and shouldn't be ignored. I would suggest replacement. This is likely your issue.

On initial read I was thinking fuel vapor lock but with CPS code I'd start there.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:27 am    Post subject: Re: 2003 Eurovan stalling on highway in heat. Reply with quote

CdnVW- thanks for your reply, Iíve checked for vaper lock - no evidence at the fuel cap. - Iím going to have a mechanic in Dallas check the Crank Shaft Position sensor today and report back.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:54 am    Post subject: Re: 2003 Eurovan stalling on highway in heat. Reply with quote

If the CPS has triggered a code there's something amiss. Either wiring chewed/frayed, corrosion or the sensor is failing.
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