p1030 fault with limp mode

Questions specifically about a Diesel powered C3 (usually engine or fuel related problems)
Please provide as much description including adding photos directly to the topic or videos you have uploaded via youtube as possible.
Forum rules
One question per topic.
No Gearbox questions
Diesel engine related problems
Think: Diesel engine, diesel fuel system, diesel injectors and glow plugs
My Name: bikerman1

Contributor
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:03 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 205000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

Post

My sons c3 1.4 16valve car keeps going into limp mode. Now it is in limp mode permanently.A p1030 fault has shown up but cannot find out what this means. Any ideas considered
User avatar
My Name: C3driver52

Guru
Posts: 1854
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: 85 times
Been thanked: 65 times

Post

bikerman1 wrote:My sons c3 1.4 16valve car keeps going into limp mode. Now it is in limp mode permanently.A p1030 fault has shown up but cannot find out what this means. Any ideas considered
The very best tool to do the diagnostics on a C3 and particularly a diesel from 2002/2003 is Lexia from ebay.

The lexia topic is here

The Lexia tool will give you the correct description for the codes it picks up from the car.

A quick generic description of P1030 is

Powertrain (engine), Manufacturer special code, and then the trail goes cold because you need a manufacturer specific capable tool (like lexia).
My Name: bikerman1

Contributor
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:03 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 205000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

Post

16v 1.4 C3 in limp mode. Cannot find fault. Codes Keep coming up then clearing but fault remains. Car has stopped completely once had to get relayed home. Any ideas please. 2002 car 52 plate
User avatar
My Name: Arfur Dent

Guru
Posts: 3308
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:47 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)
Has thanked: 259 times
Been thanked: 112 times

Post

bikerman1 wrote:16v 1.4 C3 in limp mode. Cannot find fault. Codes Keep coming up then clearing but fault remains. Car has stopped completely once had to get relayed home. Any ideas please. 2002 car 52 plate
Is this the same fault as you posted here? https://citroenc3owners.com/diesel-citro ... t1677.html
There is a reply to it, if its a duplicate, let me know and I will see if they can be merged.
You can add an avatar to your account - Avatar or change your vehicle details - Car Bio or even add a signature to your posts - Signature. But this is not all you can do in the User Control Panel :)
My Name: bikerman1

Contributor
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:03 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 205000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

Post

I have read a couple of posts that say the 'lexia' does not work on adiesel C3
My Name: bikerman1

Contributor
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:03 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 205000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

Post

Yes, it is the same car. New to all this.
User avatar
My Name: C3driver52

Guru
Posts: 1854
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: 85 times
Been thanked: 65 times

Post

bikerman1 wrote:I have read a couple of posts that say the 'lexia' does not work on adiesel C3
That information is incorrect as I have seen lexia working on a 2002 C3 diesel myself.

What doesn't work are generic OBD2 readers as the early C3 HDi were not fully OBD2 compliant.
User avatar
My Name: C3driver52

Guru
Posts: 1854
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: 85 times
Been thanked: 65 times

Post

bikerman1 wrote:Yes, it is the same car. New to all this.
No problem, I will flag it up to be merged with your original post so you only have one topic to follow :)
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post