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My 2008 outlander is losing power, when driving suddenly the

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My 2008 outlander is losing power, when driving suddenly the power drops off and if you keep your foot on the accelerator the engine dies down completely and when foot is taken off and reapplied it drives fine for a while then it starts doing it again. Also when driving it can also
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Customer: I have been to 3 different mechanics without any success. All fuel filters have been changed sensors have been been changed in turbo.
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Customer: one mechanic said there was oil in the cpu unit but did not know why it was there
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

If there is oil in the cpu this is due to a leaking sensor on the engine with the oil making its way up the harness to the cpu.The sensors need checked at their electrical plug ins to locate the leaking sensor and that sensor replaced.The wiring harness will need cleaned out and the CPU replaced as the oil damages the cpu internally.

I have also seen issues with weak injector pump.If this was not tested when the vehicle was acting up this needs done to see if an injection pump needs replaced to correct this here as well.

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Thanks Pete