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chugging, flashing engine light n smell of petrol.

Discussion in 'Faults, Problems & Solutions' started by andyholden, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. andyholden

    andyholden

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    as above i have just bought a 1.6 clio dynamique.

    there has been a slight knocking since i got the car (just exhaust i think) but it styarted to smell strongly of petrol when i got in car and then a couple days later after i had driven oin the motor when i stopped at lights i felt a chugging/shuddering through the car (felt like it was coming from engine) and then the engine light started to flash but the car would still drive. if i turned the engine of and on again the light would go for about 30-60 seconds then strat to flash again, but the car would only chug when stopped or setting of once i was moving and into second gear it wouldnt chug but light would stay flashing.

    i have searched the forum and seen alot of different things ir could be i was wondering if any one had any ideas and what order to check them in?

    thanks in andvance andy
     
  2. Mr bean

    Mr bean ClioSport Club Member

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    Sounds like a misfire but your best option is get the fault codes read first
     
  3. MicKPM

    MicKPM ClioSport Trader

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    Most likely cause is a pencil coil pack fault.
     
  4. andyholden

    andyholden

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    will any garage have a fault code machine? :/
     
  5. benkay

    benkay ClioSport Club Member

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    Sounds very similar to when my lambda failed too. Decent fault code machine should tell you....
     
  6. Beef-Mc

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    Very likely to be pencil coil, very common fault. Can check them by taking one out at a time, if engine sounds worse then its not that one, no change in engine noise then that be your culprit.
     
  7. andyholden

    andyholden

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    i have took the connectors of the pencil coils, the two outer ones when took of made the car engine worse but the two inner ones when i took them out made the car cut out i (took them out individually). what does this mean please?
     
  8. andyholden

    andyholden

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  9. andyholden

    andyholden

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    any one help?
     

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