engine revs drop, oil light flashes, beeping noise

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My Name: legins

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No

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Hi guys and gals The problem ive been having is that after travelling for a good 20 minutes and the car is upto running temp when coming to a halt the engine revs drop (car doesnt stall) and the oil light flashes with a beeping noise coming from the car but the engine management light doesnt come on and when i pull away the car runs fine but when coming to a halt again the same thing happens it does this all the time Ive been told it could be the throttle sensor position ive took the accelerator pedal off but it seems you cant access the part Im thinking of buying a whole new pedal of ebay which has this part connected would this solve my problem Many thanks for all relies :)
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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
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legins wrote:Hi guys and gals The problem ive been having is that after travelling for a good 20 minutes and the car is upto running temp when coming to a halt the engine revs drop (car doesnt stall) and the oil light flashes with a beeping noise coming from the car but the engine management light doesnt come on and when i pull away the car runs fine but when coming to a halt again the same thing happens it does this all the time Ive been told it could be the throttle sensor position ive took the accelerator pedal off but it seems you cant access the part Im thinking of buying a whole new pedal of ebay which has this part connected would this solve my problem Many thanks for all relies :)
If you connect up a cheap OBD2 reader - like the this OBD2 Diagnostic Scanner Code Reader from Amazon.

This can give you greater confidence in the cause of the fault by revealing the hidden error codes stored by the car.

As you have found, it's easy to remove the TPS, but its not so easy to get into the working of it. Swapping them over is quick and easy, but if the fault is not cleared, you will still need to read the codes.

This this Citroen C3 P1161 topic has a TPS fault. ( P1161 is Permanent fault, Throttle position copy) which did bring up the engine light.


Turned out to be a poor connection on the plug/socket of the TPS.




Permanent fault Throttle position copy P1161.
Citroen C3 TPS copy fault P1161 'MIL ON'
Citroen C3 TPS copy fault P1161 'MIL ON'
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Citroen C3 TPS removal topic here may help you.
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