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I drive a 2005 ford transit connect tdi.somtimes I will be

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I drive a 2005 ford transit connect tdi.somtimes I will be driving and it will lose all power and stop and the engine over heats.if I turn it off and wait a few minutes it is ok.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mark replied 4 years ago.

Hello. This could be caused by a faulty cylinder head temperature sensor. The system is designed to cut engine power if it detects it is overheating.

If the engine is not losing coolant or not actually overheating points to a faulty sensor.

 

However, if the engine is overheating then the sensor is doing its job and the cause of the overheating will need to be found.

 

Mark.