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Kia Sorento 2006, 105000 miles. Diesel. Engine cuts out

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Kia Sorento 2006, 105000 miles. Diesel. Engine cuts out whilst driving along, restarts after pulling to the kerb and stopping. This has happened twice in the past two weeks. Could it be an intermittent immobiliser fault?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
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Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

hello

if when it cuts out then the dash all goes dark and it won't crank then yes its possibly a immobiliser / security issue

if the dash stays live then its more likely to be a engine speed sensor issue and if thats the case then I'd check over the wiring to the sensor for damaged insulation and corroded connections - if this is OK then consider replacing the sensor

I'd also check the condition of the ECM power fuses and relay for cracks and corrosion

Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

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