Citroen C3 Smoke from exhaust

2005 Citroen C3 Problem

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CarCitroen C3 1.6
Year2005
Owneramberlady
Posted28/09/2017
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I just bought the car privatley. I've had it serviced. It has smoke coming out (quite a lot) when i start it and it judders. This stops after a few minutes. It is a diesel car and has high mileage the garage put a cleaner through it. But it has not made anything difference
Problem Category
Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss


Solution 1
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1537 | View Garage
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Might be something as simple as a faulty reading Coolant temperature sensor.
Best get it scanned.


Posted on Thursday 28th of September 2017
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Solution 2
paulieone | Driver | Since: Aug 2009 | Posts: 4 | Fixes: 1519 | View Garage
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sounds like an injector fault...does it start easily?


Posted on Thursday 28th of September 2017
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Solution 3
bobby jones | Driver | Since: Oct 2017 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 3 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

These cars suffer with turbo failure, check inside boost
pipes for excessive oil. Also run live data on injectors they also are a common fault.


Posted on Wednesday 4th of October 2017
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amberlady | Driver | Since: Sep 2017 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
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Yes it does start easily. Just emits a large amount of smoke and vibrates when you first start it up especially after it has been standing a while. The garage put a cleaner through but this has made no difference at all.


Posted on Thursday 12th of October 2017
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Solution 4
paulieone | Driver | Since: Aug 2009 | Posts: 4 | Fixes: 1519 | View Garage
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does sound like a dribbling injector


Posted on Saturday 14th of October 2017
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