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Car cut out and now won't start!!

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2019/10/14 17:48:14 (permalink)

Car cut out and now won't start!!

Hi Folks,
Hope you can shed some light please.
Took the car out today to stretch its legs! It started off the button as always, literally first turn. Ticking over sweet as a nut.  Went down the road, a mile and a half tops onto a dual carriage way went to accelerate and car died and as it did the revs dropped to zero.  Coasted to a halt, fortunately in a lay-by. Attempted to restart, but wouldn't fire up not even an attempt. Had a spare DME relay which I replaced, unfortunately this made no difference. 
Ended up getting the recovery home.
What do you think?  what shall I try next?
Thanks for reading
Cheers
Paul 

Paul
1993 Carrera C2 - Polar Silver
2015 Cayman GTS - Sapphire Blue
2001 Westfield megablade

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    Gordon Attar
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    Re: Car cut out and now won't start!! 2019/10/14 18:12:44 (permalink)
    If you've got someone who can turn the key see if you can hear 2 seperate clicks  from the dame's as I had one go 40 miles into a journey and it was the fuel pump which requires a bit of a lollipop stick to keep it open so I could drive to Northways for a replacement.

    Gordon
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    ex cars 944S2, 964 Targa, 944T, 993 Cab, 993 Targa, 993 C4S, 993TT, 996TT, 997TT, Cayenne Turbo
    polar964
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    Re: Car cut out and now won't start!! 2019/10/14 22:45:11 (permalink)
    Thanks Gordon.  I think it may be spark related and have been lead to believe that this issue may be due to the crank position sensor failing.

    Paul
    1993 Carrera C2 - Polar Silver
    2015 Cayman GTS - Sapphire Blue
    2001 Westfield megablade
    polar964
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    Re: Car cut out and now won't start!! 2019/10/19 10:29:16 (permalink)
    Cars is all sorted.  It was the CPS.
     

    Paul
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    Re: Car cut out and now won't start!! 2019/10/21 13:30:41 (permalink)
    polar964
    Cars is all sorted.  It was the CPS.
     




    Is this an age/mileage related failure or just bad luck?

    Colin
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    Re: Car cut out and now won't start!! 2019/10/24 13:48:52 (permalink)
    colin129
    polar964
    Cars is all sorted.  It was the CPS.
     




    Is this an age/mileage related failure or just bad luck?


    Possibly a combination of both, but suspect age and fatigue are the most likely cause. The new sensor is a 996 part.

    Paul
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    2015 Cayman GTS - Sapphire Blue
    2001 Westfield megablade
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    Re: Car cut out and now won't start!! 2019/10/25 13:32:33 (permalink)
    polar964
    colin129
    polar964
    Cars is all sorted.  It was the CPS.
     




    Is this an age/mileage related failure or just bad luck?


    Possibly a combination of both, but suspect age and fatigue are the most likely cause. The new sensor is a 996 part.




    I guess what I am getting at is should we all change the CPS at the next service opportunity on the basis it is due to fail sooner rather than later now?

    Colin
    964C2 Coupe 1990 Granite Grey 159K
    944S2 1990 Guards Red - Gone & very sadly missed
    BMW 318D - slow, slow, slow coach. Most disappointing car I have ever owned.
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