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I recently changed the A/T transmission of my E240 yr

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Customer: i recently changed the A/T transmission of my E240 yr 1998.after the repair it started at the first attempt though it has been lying idle since july.howeverafter about 8 minutes of perfect idling the engine stopped and would not restart again for about 20 minutes when it started again but would stop again after 8 minutes and continued like that again and thing that i noticed was that when the engine stpped the petrol pump did not supply and then after the 20 minutes resumed again for 8 minutes
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Customer: the engine keeps cutting off after 8 minutes of perfect idling ang then you must wait for about 20 minutes before it woul restart
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

One common component to cause a stall out like this here and a wait before it will restart again is the crank position sensor itself.I dont have the exact location of this sensor on your model but usually it is located on the back of the engine towards the top where the transmission bolts up.If this sensor was damaged or is failing this will cause this type of fault here.In some cases this sensor will not send a fault code making it difficult to diagnose fully but is the most common cause for this issue with it needing replaced.

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Thanks Pete