clio starting problem

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clio starting problem

Post by sparky4lonze9 » 18 Jan 2005, 03:42

1995 clio, suffered sudden loss of power,have spark at plugs,petrol at injector,changed temp sensor, no luck.Autotune diagnosed map sensor faulty, got new one, still no luck.Exhaust pipe is clear of obstruction, checked all wiring in engine bay for breaks,all ok. Engine turns over ok and tries to start but wont quite catch. checked timing, again ok.Please someone help me, if i had any hair i'd have pulled it out by now.
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Post by beezer » 18 Jan 2005, 18:58

What is the compression like?
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Post by sparky4lonze9 » 19 Jan 2005, 03:31

Dear beezer,compression tester i borrowed was a tad short so had to improvise, however readings i got were all the same, between 25 & 35 psi on all cylinders.When car is towed it starts,but cuts out when throttle pushed.
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Post by bwellard » 19 Jan 2005, 04:02

Had a similar problem with my laguna. It turned out to be a split in the pipe that goes from the inlet manifild to the MAP sensor. Replaced the split pipe and hey presto!
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Post by sparky4lonze9 » 20 Jan 2005, 03:13

Thanks bwellard, but checked that already,all hoses ok. Somebody mentioned about spark disappearing under compression, is this possible? Also autotune guys said it was overfuelling,and flooding the engine, would the lambda probe have anything to do with this?
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Post by Peter D » 20 Jan 2005, 13:48

The compression pressure is a mile off I suspect it is the measurment rather than the real figure as this should be up in the 150 to 180 psi range. Check the cam belt has not become loose and jumped a few teeth before you do any harm. Regards Peter
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