electrical problem

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bug
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electrical problem

Post by bug » 09 Nov 2004, 19:43

Hi,i have a 1.1ltr saxo and sometimes it hesitates on acceleration.What's yor opinion?I believe that the spark-plugs are worn(they have 23000 km)
Thanks

mseymour
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electrical problem

Post by mseymour » 09 Nov 2004, 19:53

Take them out and have a look at them. If they're showing signs of deterioration, replace them. They're not expensive

tomsheppard
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electrical problem

Post by tomsheppard » 09 Nov 2004, 19:59

by all means try it, they are due for replacement. Check all the pipes around the engine for cracks and splits too. I reckon that it is more likely to be fuel starvation and (Pardon me, I am not familiar with Saxos) if it is fitted with a fuel filter, I'd start there. Assuming that the car is carburettor equipped, you may need to take it off and give it a good wash through with carb. cleaning solvent. (If you do this, the car may not run cleanly straight away, so drive it around for a day or two before fiddling with anything. A washed carburettor tends to run lean until it is "wetted " by fuel flowing through it.)Hesitation is often caused by loose or broken pipes altering the air/fuel balance.

bug
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electrical problem

Post by bug » 09 Nov 2004, 20:19

Thanks guys!!I will check this things out