2003 Citroen C3 semi auto
Engine wont run

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shreder
Driver
4 points

Problem added: May 20, 2016 (4 years ago)
when I try to start car it splutters then starts then stops with a terrific thump the whole car shakes, before this happened , the last time I could drive it I got about 1km before it stoped and it is just sitting in my carport. also another prob. I went out last night in the dark and noticed my lights were on, so I disconnected the battery . can anyone help, thanks

Car details
Car: Citroen C3
Variant: semi auto
Model Year: 2003
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
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1/4drive
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May 22, 2016 (4 years ago)
Engine size and fuel type PLS?
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shreder
Driver
4 points

May 22, 2016 (4 years ago)
the c3 is 1.6ltr and I use unleaded fuel , I live in australia
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1/4drive
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May 23, 2016 (4 years ago)
Try unplugging the coolant temperature sensor,
If this is faulty it "could" be putting it on choke as it were.
Unplugging it will make the ECU substitute a value for it.
But a better bet would be getting a "Global Scan" done with Citroen's own diagnostics.
This will test all the modules on your car including the Comms unit responsible for lights control.
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shreder
Driver
4 points

May 24, 2016 (4 years ago)
thanks I will try that unplugging, where do I find the plug
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1/4drive
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May 24, 2016 (4 years ago)
Right side of the block there's the thermostat housing,
Sensor is on top.
Googling for images pulls up a few helpful ones.
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paulieone
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May 28, 2016 (4 years ago)
Have you had a look at this similar problem:

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shreder
Driver
4 points

May 29, 2016 (4 years ago)
I can get car to start , but only idles 500/550 rpm I replaced spark plugs , can you please help thanks shreder
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