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Jaf
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New ax

Post by Jaf » 05 Nov 2014, 21:55

So my dad's getting a 1993 petrol ax in white. For his birthday! Think it's 1.2l, she's done 180,000kms.

The check engine light is on apparently, so if I buy a Lexia now that we have 2 Citroens in the family, will I need a particular adaptor?

Besides the normal service stuff is there anything to check?

It nearly didn't happen cos the paperwork made my dad cross. You have to have townhall certified copies of things and then go with the seller to a solicitor. Madness!

Looking forward to a race with Fred. Smirk!

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Re: New ax

Post by BX » 06 Nov 2014, 19:20

Same story for 1993 AX.
http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... =3&t=49856

The information available from many of the earlier ECUs is limited. I'm not sure if the lexia will do much for you. Perhaps someone who has actually used one on an early 1990s model can fill us in on that.

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Re: New ax

Post by Jaf » 08 Nov 2014, 16:03

Ok thanks. Looks like a sweet little car, tidy too.

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Re: New ax

Post by Stempy » 10 Nov 2014, 20:33

The main trouble I had with mine was a worn TPS on the throttle body, it was otherwise fine, my favourite part was the wine bottle holders in the doors, but try to avoid having an accident as they have a low occupant survival rate!

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Re: New ax

Post by Lasse » 11 Nov 2014, 22:52

1.2? Should be 1.1 or 1.4. The engine light is quite likely triggered by the throttle valve potentiometer. Which can be taken apart and cleaned.

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Re: New ax

Post by Jaf » 15 Nov 2014, 18:02

She has been named "Gwin".

Yes you're right she is 1.1l. Goes up the hill better than my Fred. Sigh.

Would the TPS or TVP affect a slight occasional stutter? It's not noticeable as a passenger. The engine management light went off after a battery reset, but has come on again.

Will try not to have any crashes!

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Re: New ax

Post by Stempy » 15 Nov 2014, 19:06

Stuttering is a sure fire sign of TPS/TVP wear.

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Re: New ax

Post by Skull » 17 Nov 2014, 15:00

Got excited then I thought they'd started remaking them :oops: