2011 1.4hdi lack of power on hills

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My Name: Babelas3

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Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:23 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2011 (11)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 50000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: Yes
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Hi.i have lack of power on hills,

I have put on x entry and it's picked up under boost And over boost.i have just serviced the vehicle and not sure if it's just occurred as It's the wifes vehicle and she hasn't noticed any faults as she only potters around town,I drove it up to Exeter and noticed on the hills it was struggling,I have cleaned the MAF sensor and no difference.No EML present oil level slightly high(top of the mark)new oil air and fuel filters (gsf)boost sensor seems the next step but would have thought this would be flagged up on diagnostics but dont want to waste me hard earned cash any advise would be grateful Thanks again
My Name: Babelas3

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Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:23 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2011 (11)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 50000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: Yes
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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The fault codes are p2563 p2563 p0299 and p1497 thanks John
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My Name: C3driver52

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Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:40 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (03)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 79984
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
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Babelas3 wrote:The fault codes are p2563 p2563 p0299 and p1497 thanks John
Hi John


Generic codes:
p2563 Turbocharger Boost Control Position Sensor A Circuit Range/Performance

p0299 Turbocharger A Underboost Condition

and a quick search gives

P1497 EGR Stepper Motor Malfunction

Which could indicate a jammed open EGR valve, what with all that pottering around town?
Try some of this EGR cleaner (on Amazon) to see if that helps :)

But you get much better descriptions and suggestions on which tests to run to fault find with Diagbox/Lexia tool.

There are some pictures of the EGR on s 2002 diesel here https://citroenc3owners.com/diesel-c3-ti ... -t289.html. Its got the vacuum system, where yours is electronic, but the system is very similar.
My Name: Babelas3

Member
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:23 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2011 (11)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 50000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: Yes
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Thanks for the advise c3driver52s ill be having a look later it's not drastic at the moment but finding time and a lexis diagnosis could be ill have a chat with a couple of the boys later to see if ther is one close to paignton.Thanks again and I'll keep you updated
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My Name: C3driver52

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Posts: 2012
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:40 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (03)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 79984
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
Has thanked: 146 times
Been thanked: 78 times

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Babelas3 wrote:Thanks for the advise c3driver52s ill be having a look later it's not drastic at the moment but finding time and a lexis diagnosis could be ill have a chat with a couple of the boys later to see if ther is one close to paignton.Thanks again and I'll keep you updated
Not a problem. It will be good to hear how you get on. Thanks :D
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