Lexia help needed for engine misfire.

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My Name: Keithw

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Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2006 (06)
Engine Size: 1.6 (16v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 47000
Trim Level: SX
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
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Hi
New to this Citroen stuff.
I have a 1.6 16v vtr petrol c3 and have a slight misfire at low revs and uneven tickover.
Rather than change everything 1 by 1, has anyone in the Croydon ( cr0)area got lexia and is willing to do a check to maybe see what is the problem?
Thank you

Keith
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My Name: C3driver52

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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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Keithw wrote:Hi
New to this Citroen stuff.
I have a 1.6 16v vtr petrol c3 and have a slight misfire at low revs and uneven tickover.
Rather than change everything 1 by 1, has anyone in the Croydon ( cr0)area got lexia and is willing to do a check to maybe see what is the problem?
Thank you

Keith
Hi Keith,

Because yours is a petrol on 2006 it will also work with a OBD2 reader. These generic OBD2 readers are much cheaper than a lexia and can be useful for engine problems. They are no way near as useful as a lexia, but it may just give you a code that can identify where to look if a suitable lexia is not forthcoming.

Try this link to a generic OBD2 reader on Amazon.co.uk that will read 2006 C3 engine misfire codes.

engine misfire code reader for C3
engine misfire code reader for C3
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You can also find it on ebay - click here for the AL319
My Name: Keithw

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Posts: 14
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:18 am
Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2006 (06)
Engine Size: 1.6 (16v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 47000
Trim Level: SX
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Been thanked: 1 time

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Hi
Thanks for that, I will be getting lexia but at the moment I have a mac book and the misses has win 10, I will need to get a cheap laptop with xp on, and then get the program and leads I need.( eBay no doubt)
Will see if I get anyone near me with lexia first, but thanks again.
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My Name: C3driver52

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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)
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Been thanked: 65 times

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Keithw wrote:Hi
Thanks for that, I will be getting lexia but at the moment I have a mac book and the misses has win 10, I will need to get a cheap laptop with xp on, and then get the program and leads I need.( eBay no doubt)
Will see if I get anyone near me with lexia first, but thanks again.
No problem. You can't beat owning your own lexia to use at any time and for as long as you need for live data, not starting or just fault reading at service time.

There is some reading about lexia that may be of use to you (here).
My Name: Keithw

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Posts: 14
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:18 am
Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2006 (06)
Engine Size: 1.6 (16v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 47000
Trim Level: SX
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Been thanked: 1 time

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Quick update,
I bought the Autel al319,found no fault codes at all, cleaned throttle body, checked and cleaned the throttle cable joint under the glove box, and cleaned the throttle pedal out with electrical cleaner. No difference at all, still missing slightly and tick over still erratic.
I have access to another car with the same engine, so tomorrow I am going to swap everything I can over one by one and see if I can sort this out.
Anything else that I could check ?

Thank you
My Name: martan

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Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:46 am
Model: Other
Year: 2005 (05)
Engine Size: 1.6 (16v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 125000
Trim Level: Other
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: LHD (Europe)
Engine name: TU5 16-valve (110 PS)

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Have you solved the issue?
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