rpm goes to zero engine stalls and finally stops

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My Name: panagiotiskatr

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 65000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: LHD (Europe)

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hallo to everbody
i have a c3 1.4 petrol 2002 model. with 110000km on clock. here is the incredible story:
when i m reaching red traffic light
and i have 2nd or 3rd on gearbox and 1500 rpm on engine
then i press clutch pedal and .........
rpm goes to zero engine stalls and finally stops!!!!!!!
othertime goes from 100 to idle like crazy!

official workshop cant find anything (no error light-code on dashboard!)
i've replace the sparks with new and clean injectors

any suggestions

thanks for quick reply :shock:
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 140000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
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Hi panagiotiskatr
panagiotiskatr wrote:official workshop cant find anything (no error light-code on dashboard!)
i've replace the sparks with new and clean injectors
The trouble with changing parts on a whim, without any error codes can be expensive and not fix the problem.

If there are actually no error codes stored after checking them with an inexpensive OBD2 reader from Amazon (here) or the more expensive workshop style Lexia then its probably not due to an injector or even a spark plug because you would expect error codes for these (and the coil pack..).

Inspecting the removed spark plug can help identify a problem injector.

There is an idle control in the throttle body and this may be giving an issue.

Stalling at idle would indicate too much air entering the intake (through somewhere it wouldn't usually enter) or problems with the throttle body.
My Name: panagiotiskatr

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Posts: 2
Joined: Thu May 26, 2016 6:45 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 65000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: LHD (Europe)

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no error code from lexia!
4 sparks costs about 15euro it ok, nobody lose from spark change!

is it possible to open throttle body and clean the circuit inside ? (black plastic cup)

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My Name: C3CAR

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Posts: 2816
Joined: Wed May 04, 2011 10:01 am
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 140000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)
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Been thanked: 109 times

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panagiotiskatr wrote:no error code from lexia!
4 sparks costs about 15euro it ok, nobody lose from spark change!

is it possible to open throttle body and clean the circuit inside ? (black plastic cup)

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It would be worth taking it off and cleaning inside and checking for any problems.

I don't know if you can remove the cover fitted to yours.

Also show in an o-ring and this should be inspected for damage before refitting.
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