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Dear anyone,

Am a very proud owner of a GTV 3.2 (2004). Owned it for 2 months and have been loving the driving experience in Hong Kong. So far it had broken down twice where the engine cuts out (suddenly) whilst running at 50 mph on the road. The mechanics could not locate the problem (other than it's an electrical one). They've checked all the 4 keys and couldn't find any reasons to replace them. They say it could be the central computer (or the CCM). But they also claimed it may not be the final solution.

Q1: Has anyone experience this before?

Q2: I assume it's the immobilizer problem so is there a way to bypass the immobilizer? (or to cut it out of the loop completely). I have the repairs manual but it doesn't say if the startup procedure is hardwired or programmable.

Q3: Meanwhile, if the same thing happen again, how can I restart it? In the user manual, it claims the last resort is that I could enter the electrical code by working thr. the throttle. Is that real or myth?

I love to keep the car but no point if it's going to win me a bed space in the clinic. Not a fan of riding on the tow truck. :cry:


Cheers

Kevin
 

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Dear anyone,

Am a very proud owner of a GTV 3.2 (2004). Owned it for 2 months and have been loving the driving experience in Hong Kong. So far it had broken down twice where the engine cuts out (suddenly) whilst running at 50 mph on the road. The mechanics could not locate the problem (other than it's an electrical one). They've checked all the 4 keys and couldn't find any reasons to replace them. They say it could be the central computer (or the CCM). But they also claimed it may not be the final solution.

Q1: Has anyone experience this before?

Q2: I assume it's the immobilizer problem so is there a way to bypass the immobilizer? (or to cut it out of the loop completely). I have the repairs manual but it doesn't say if the startup procedure is hardwired or programmable.

Q3: Meanwhile, if the same thing happen again, how can I restart it? In the user manual, it claims the last resort is that I could enter the electrical code by working thr. the throttle. Is that real or myth?

I love to keep the car but no point if it's going to win me a bed space in the clinic. Not a fan of riding on the tow truck. :cry:


Cheers

Kevin
Sorry. can't give any real solution but can't see how the keys would affect it, if the ' code ' light goes off when starting then that should be it.

The emergency procedure is documented in the owners manual, looks a right pain in the butt and it does say that once you've done it you will have to do it on EVERY start until the root problem is fixed, personally would be very wary about doing this, absolute extremis only.

Wouldn't think you could bypass the immobilizer, if it was easy to do it sort of negates having one in the first place..........

Looks like you'll have to find a good specialist to sort it out for you or with luck someone more expert will be along here soon.

Good luck, hope you fix it before insanity kicks in !
 

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Before you go swapping anything crazily expensive like the ecu or the immobiliser and keys, i've just had this problem with mine - bought a new MAF, fitted it and as soon as it got to full temperature, at 70mph, the engine cut out - swapped my crappy old maf back and ive done hundreds of miles since (whilst waiting for the supplier to send a replacement) so its def not the crankphase sensor... unplug your maf and see if it'll run like that - saves wasting a hell of a lot of cash on something that might not even fix it!

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Sorry mate, I am a novice on this terminology. What's the MAF?

Will you guess my problem resides in the code unit (aka CCE) or the injection unit (aka CCM)?

Thanks

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MAF = Air Flow Meter

Located just past the air intake filter.
 

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Sorry mate, I am a novice on this terminology. What's the MAF?

Will you guess my problem resides in the code unit (aka CCE) or the injection unit (aka CCM)?

Thanks

Kevin
The MAF is the thing that measures the amount of air going into the engine and tells the ECU so as to get the combustion right. It's a common problem, do a search for MAF on here and you'll find lots of info.

Check out this link.

Google myndaniðurstaða fyrir http://www.alfa156.net/tech/MAFguide/05.jpg
 
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