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I have transit 2.2 mrk 7, 57 reg, Yes it starts fine when

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Hi I have transit 2.2 mrk 7
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 57 reg
JA: Are you fixing your 57 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes it starts fine when cold but when hot struggles to crank
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: Yes 12.5 volts when struggling
JA: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Leave it for half hour and it starts fine

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Does this occur regularly or is it random?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Every time

Have you replaced the crankshaft position sensor?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sometimes it just starts but really struggles
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No just the camshaft sens

I would put my money on the crankshaft position sensor, I also work with transit vans every so often and these symptoms have always come down to a faulty crank position sensor. Either that or prv/scv valve but I would recommend replacing the crank sensor first.

Hope this helps.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
When hot it rarely starts it just struggles to crank over. Very rarely it just about cranks over
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I’ll try that thank you

In my opinion, I think that when the engine heats up, the metal expands and it affects how the crank position sensor "reads" the crank position.


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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Great fingers crossed, it’s been a problem now for too long

Hopefully, that should fix the issue. All the best, ***** ***** have any problem, you can come back and message me.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Will do thank you

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