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Citroen Xsara Picasso keeps cutting out

2002 Citroen Xsara Picasso Problem

The Problem:

hey

looking for advice my citreon picasso will only start if my foot is on accellerator then once it gets going it seems fine, but if I slow down or turn corner it cuts out completely, will start fine again though
any advice appreciated-thanks in advance

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CarCitroen Xsara Picasso 1.6
Year2002
Ownerjackster
Posted23/07/2010


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Solution 1

whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 9054 | View Garage
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Possibly idle stepper motor ?


Posted on Saturday 24th of July 2010
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Solution 2

Tez 66 | Driver | Since: Dec 2009 | Posts: 1 | Fixes: 91 | View Garage
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I have been having the same problem with my partners 2001 1.6 8 valve picasso, coming to a junction and braking the car would cut out but re start straight away. No fault codes stored and no engine warning lamp illuminated, changed idle speed control valve but same problem, was advised to have a software update done at my local auto electricians, cost 40, then a mate who works for citroen told me to remove the throttle butterfly and drill a 1.5mm hole in the butterfly, did this a couple of weeks ago and the car has not cut out at a junction since. This seems to have cured our picasso, revs went up slightly but used a code reader with an rpm display and adjusted the revs back down, touch wood no problems since.


Posted on Friday 27th of August 2010
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lovexx1 | Driver | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
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My husband is having the same problem our car just keeps losing power we have had it hooked up to a machine and they still can,t find anything wrong it,s had a new relay housing cause one garage thought that might be the problem but it wasn,t.
Everytime we take it to the garage it seemed to be fine for a little while then the problem just come,s right back we are at a lost as to what it could be sometimes there,s a light that flash,s on saying charge battery but it,s not there all the time we got a new battery that helped for a couple of days but then the prob returned we really don,t know what else to do any more it cuts out at junction,s on slip roads at round about,s every where please can anyone help



Posted on Monday 13th of June 2011
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Solution 3

Sarah2108 | Driver | Since: Feb 2013 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
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i know this is an old post but maybe useful to someone looking for solution to the above problem. It worked on my Picasso and i never thought it would, worth a try before you spend money....

start with engine off

turn key so car on but not engine...leave for 10 seconds

turn off for 10 seconds

turn on again (not engine) this time with foot fully on gas for 10 secs

turn off for 10 seconds

start engine with foot fully on gas for 2 seconds then release foot...

Then it should run fine....resets what it needs to.

just glad my bro in law was head mechanic at blacker as bet they don't tell you this normally

hope this helps someone


Posted on Thursday 7th of February 2013
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siuk | Driver | Since: Feb 2013 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
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Thanks for this solution, do you remove the key from the ignition when you turn off for 10 seconds, or leave the key in, just turn off the ignition/ car?


Posted on Tuesday 12th of February 2013
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Solution 4

TOPAZIO | Driver | Since: Jun 2013 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
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Many thanks to sarah2108!

Your magnificent suggestion worked the first time following many failed attempt here aforementioned.

Your are Star!

Thanks!


Posted on Sunday 30th of June 2013
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Solution 5

Tom1968 | Driver | Since: Jul 2013 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
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Many thanks to sarah2108!

Have to say I did not think this would work I gave it a go and so far so good. Great sitting at traffic lights and the car does not cut out.


Posted on Monday 1st of July 2013
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Solution 6

the shep meister | Driver | Since: Jan 2014 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
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I've had the same problem recently with my 2000 Xsara Picasso. The engine would just stop at junctions and would not idle but would start straight away. Later it developed an erratic idle hunting, sometimes racing and then dropping and struggling to idle. Plugged the laptop in and it came up with a Manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor error out of range, inactive. I replaced the MAP sensor, around 14 and a 5 minute job, it is easy to find on the front of the inlet manifold 1 screw, one connector. On initial start up the engine still ran roughly but took it for a test drive and within 2-3 minutes the engine settled down and has been sweet as a nut ever since.


Posted on Saturday 25th of January 2014
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