xantia v6 probs

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louis1
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xantia v6 probs

Post by louis1 » 22 Jun 2004, 01:40

I have a couple of smallish problems one is when you start the engine when warm the engine hunts for a while (15 secs) sometimes it even stalls when hunting. The other is sometimes i turn the key to start the car and all you hear is a tick but engine wont turn so i keep trying it and after a few turns on the key it will start. Any ideas?
Thanks Louis

Stempy
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xantia v6 probs

Post by Stempy » 22 Jun 2004, 08:41

Hunting could be the air bypass valve. The non starting could be a dodgy start inhibitor relay, this packed up on mine.

louis1
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xantia v6 probs

Post by louis1 » 23 Jun 2004, 05:59

Thanks
where is the relay and where is the air bypass valve and how easy are they ti fix/replace.

Stempy
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xantia v6 probs

Post by Stempy » 23 Jun 2004, 08:51

The relay is a brown one in the engine bay fuse box, next to the pink one. Easy to replace. Air bypass valve ass'y is attatched to the throttle body and has a three pin connector on the top. Not so easy to replace and not really fixable as it seems to be a sealed unit.