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Saxo Problem

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  • 31-12-2007 12:27pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,668 ✭✭✭


    The girlfriends car (97 Citroen Saxo VT) is having trouble starting. Its making a 'cough' noise when she tries to start it. It eventually starts, but it'll cough even when the engines warm. Her dad changed the plugs, oil & oil filter a few weeks ago. I'm thinkin the sparkplug gap is wrong. Any ideas?


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  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 39,750 Mod ✭✭✭✭Seth Brundle


    Take out the plugs and look for a difference in colour. It may be that the lead isn't connected correctly.
    It could also be something else (sensor or whatever) - hard to tell!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,756 ✭✭✭demanufactured


    its a saxo.


    but seriously it might be dirty fuel or air filter.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,668 ✭✭✭eringobragh


    its a saxo.


    but seriously it might be dirty fuel or air filter.

    Thats what i told her..But she loves her ****roen. I'll try those few bits out later.


  • Registered Users Posts: 937 ✭✭✭Mr.Diagnostic


    With very little to go on I will taks a guess..............wrong plugs fitted.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,668 ✭✭✭eringobragh


    Hmm it does startup though but after 2 or 3 tries. Not sure what plugs are in it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,863 ✭✭✭✭crosstownk


    Her dad changed the plugs, oil & oil filter a few weeks ago. I'm thinkin the sparkplug gap is wrong. Any ideas?

    Was the problem present before the plugs were changed? If it was, have the symptoms changed in anyway since the plugs were replaced?


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