turn the key and it turns over but sometimes it won't start

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My Name: C3needsahelpinghand

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Model: I Just don't know :(
Year: 2003 (53)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Desire
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Hi first time here so I will try exsplain the problem the best I can. (next to no knowledge of cars)

I have a 2003 c3

So basically sometimes the car won't start, I turn the key and it turns over but it just won't start.

The thing is this only happens after it's been driven and then I stop for something and then go to start it up again. It does eventually sometimes upto 15 minutes later though. Although it's happening far more frequently.

There are no warning lights on the dashboard and all electics in the car work fine.
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C3needsahelpinghand wrote: Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:13 pm There are no warning lights on the dashboard and all electics in the car work fine.
Hi

Connect a relatively cheap OBD2 scanner (from here) to the OBD port.

Read the codes.

Not all faults bring on a dashboard light but they could well store a code.

With the codes, note them down, clear the ones that will clear, then drive the car until it fails again.

Read the codes a second time and list the second read of code (if any) here.

This will help with the diagnosis.
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My Name: C3needsahelpinghand

Member
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:01 pm
Model: I Just don't know :(
Year: 2003 (53)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Desire
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Hi,

Thanks I will give that a go 😊
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