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#1 bitsandpcs

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:58 PM

Today the mrs went out in the car on a short journey 4 miles and the glow plug light started to intermitently flash and when it did the car stalled or tried to has anyone got any ideas please?

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#2 paul05

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:55 PM

Today the mrs went out in the car on a short journey 4 miles and the glow plug light started to intermitently flash and when it did the car stalled or tried to has anyone got any ideas please?

Will need to plug it into to diagnostic computer and see what fault code it brings up

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:40 PM

A flashing glowplug light means a major error and you should pull over immediately.
Intermittent flashing may well be a clogged fuel or air filter.
As stated above, get a diagnostic done as a matter of urgency before something serious rears it's ugly head.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:01 PM

Have had it looked at by a friend and the fault h who plugged it into his diagnostics unit and no codes came up he said, have driven the car around for the past two days and the fault hasnt happen so confused.com.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:25 PM

It's highly possible that it was just a temporary sensor fault.
Keep an eye out for it again but hopefully it won't occur again.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 11:48 AM

when the light flashes have you got a total loss of power without the engine dieing? if so the most probable cause is likely to be a faulty throttle position sensor that unfortunately does not always show a fault code.
it is an easy enough fix though as all you need to do is the replace the throttle pedal assembly (3 bolts and 1 wiring plug) price can vary from £20 to about £80 / £90 depending if you go for a new or second hand pedal.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 03:53 PM

Remember also that not all systems on a car that can go wrong have a sensor attached which means that you can't always go by fault codes.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:24 AM

when the light flashes have you got a total loss of power without the engine dieing? if so the most probable cause is likely to be a faulty throttle position sensor that unfortunately does not always show a fault code.
it is an easy enough fix though as all you need to do is the replace the throttle pedal assembly (3 bolts and 1 wiring plug) price can vary from £20 to about £80 / £90 depending if you go for a new or second hand pedal.

No not complete lose of power

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