Tigra intermittently cutting out

Discussion in 'Tigra' started by Steve marsh, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. Steve marsh

    Steve marsh Guest

    I have just replaced the cylinder head gasket on a Tigra 1.4. Since doing
    this the engine intermittently cuts out when stopping at junctions or
    stopping in traffic. This is not consistent sometimes it is fine and other
    times it seems to cut out all the time. Sometimes it is Ok at the start of a
    journey but then develops the fault after several or a dozen miles and other
    times it is the other way round. The other symptom is that the engine
    management light stays on for about a minute after starting and then goes
    out and remains out. Apart from that the engine starts with no problem,
    otherwise ticks over smoothly, has plenty of power and the new head gasket
    has cured the loss of coolant.

    I have cleaned out the idle valve control, but would have thought that it
    would have caused problems prior to swapping the head gasket anyway. Is
    there any obvious thing that could be causing this that I have overlooked,
    and is there any information anywhere about checking the fault codes without
    taking the car to a dealer (last resort)?

    Thanks in advance,

    Steve marsh, Mar 25, 2006
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    mikeFNB Guest

    not sure if you can do the paperclip trick on that model?

    mikeFNB, Mar 25, 2006
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  3. Steve marsh

    Steve marsh Guest

    Yes I just found out that the paper clip trick does work. Pins 5-6 on the 16
    pin socket by the fuses (R reg).

    The fault code -0105- indicates that the intake manifold pressure sensor is
    generating a fault code.

    Does this sound like a probable cause of the problems I described?
    Steve marsh, Mar 26, 2006
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    mikeFNB Guest

    ah i didn't know it was r reg
    i would not think that would cause the motor to cutout, leave that for
    someone else to ans
    but anyhow, i'd give the sensor leads a wiggle.
    my r reg vx suffered many strange faults until i lubed all the external
    sensor connectors and refitted them

    mikeFNB, Mar 26, 2006
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    me140 Guest

    Have a good look around for air leaks.

    me140, Mar 26, 2006
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