306 judder

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dbeamish
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306 judder

Post by dbeamish » 26 Oct 2003, 17:43

Hi
I have an N reg 95 306 1.4XL and recently it has started to judder slightly.
It only seems to happen whilst the car is warming up, but when I take it to 2000 rpm it judders slightly and there is a slight loss of power. I am not sure if it is to do with the weather getting colder, or if it is something more serious but it is very annoing and I guess quite dangerous (esp when I am pulling out of junctions). After its been running for 5 minutes it is fine.
Someone suggested I might have a "flat spot" whatever that is.. further comments? Or can anyone explain what a flat spot is please?
many thanks!
Dave

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Post by CITMAN » 26 Oct 2003, 22:16

my zx 1.4 does this as well. I would put it down to condensation on the plug leads and nothing to worry about. as long as it doesnt do it when the engine is at normal temp.

dbeamish
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Post by dbeamish » 27 Oct 2003, 20:30

Hi
Somone said this to me on a newsgroup:
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">I remember when I had a Nissan it had the same problem when it was cold, the carb use to have a electric element to prevent this the element had burnt out. I don't think the Peugeots have these, it was just a suggestion.
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Do pugs have this?

Ben83
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Post by Ben83 » 30 Oct 2003, 21:09

No, if it's a 95, it will have fuel injection, not carbs.
Our 306 (also a 95 1.4) has been less happy first thing in the morning these past few weeks, which we've put down to the weather. I've only been a passenger though, so I'm not sure how bad it's been to drive.
Cheers,
Ben.

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Post by CITMAN » 31 Oct 2003, 02:52

Its not bad to drive it just judders for a couple of seconds and losses power.

Homer
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Post by Homer » 31 Oct 2003, 14:58

Have you done the usual, replace HT leads and spark plugs?
With the darker nights and mornings it is easier to spot an arking plug or lead. Pop the bonnet when you start it first thing and take a close look at the leads (don't touch them[B)]). You can often see a blue trail sparking along a faulty lead.
Also, how old is the exhaust system? Some modern cars are adversly affected by leaking exhausts. Or silencers can start to collapse internally causing running problems.