Issues with 1992 Sonata V6 GLE 3.0L (Check Engine Light... Sudden Power Loss)

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata' started by WTC Computers Clearance, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. Hi Everyone,

    I have a 92 Hyundai Sonata V6 GLE 3.0L and basically have had this annoying
    issue for almost a year. I've taken the car to numerous repair outlets, had
    a Catalytic Convertor replaced for no change/difference whatsoever.

    Basically what happens...

    Can be driving at Cruising Speed on a Highway/Road, or going slowly around a
    Roundabout and the Car Loses All Engine Power. Dials Report 0 RPM and the
    Check Engine Light is immediately illuminated.

    Most of the time, the Power is Restored within 1-2 Seconds. Sometimes the
    Car Stalls and Requires Restarting (Usually only when travelling slowly)

    As you can imagine, this makes driving quite unsafe.

    Although it is a 92 Car, it has only completed around 90-100,000 kms.

    If anyone has any ideas, I would be greatly appreciative.

    Kind Regards
    Heath Burchfield
    Melbourne, Australia
    WTC Computers Clearance, Mar 13, 2007
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    hyundaitech Guest

    As long as electrical power is maintained, I'd primarily suspect the
    optical sensor in the distributor. You'll find that an expensive
    prospect, however, and it could also be a harness issue-- I've seen cases
    of broken wiring inside the harness where wierd things occur when the
    harness flexes-- or a power transistor issue.
    hyundaitech, Mar 13, 2007
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    hyundaitech Guest

    I forgot to ask. Are any codes stored? The check engine lamp is a sign
    that the ECM lost power and regained it. If you've got no codes, that
    could very well be the issue. In that case, maybe just replace the ECM
    relay and see if the problem goes away.

    On the other hand, if you've got trouble codes, start with them.
    hyundaitech, Mar 13, 2007
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