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Why does my 2015 Ford Ranger cut out for no reason?

Asked by Freddy

Why does my 2015 Ford Ranger just cut out for no reason and then, when you switch it off and start again, it goes?. It did this 10 months ago, at which point sensors and turbo were replaced, but now it's doing it again. It's with Ford now, but they can’t find the fault, has anyone had the same problem?

Answered by CarsGuide

18 Sep 2020 David Morley

It sounds very much like a computer problem rather than a hardware issue. When you switch the engine off and then back on again, you’re actually rebooting the on-board computer. I’d be trying a replacement ECU module (borrowed from another Ranger) to see if that fixes the problem. The problem is that because the reboot fixes the issue (temporarily) it might also re-set the computer’s memory, meaning it can’t `remember’ what went wrong and, therefore, won’t offer up the correct fault codes when you scan it. That said, I’d definitely give it a scan and see what pops up.

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