1999 Citroen Saxo 1.0i East Coast Intermittent stalls on hills

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fyremoon
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Problem added: Nov 29, 2008 (11 years ago)
There is an intermittent fault that occurs with this car... It stalls on hills.

I was driving at 30mph and the next second the car was labouring and stalled. Changing into second made no difference and it stopped and died.

Attempts to start straight away would leave a poorly ticking over engine and as soon as a gear selected it would stall.

I suspect its an air or fuel sensor that is the problem, since its not likely to be the fuel pump or filter because it doesn't do it all the time.

I live in hilly Hastings, so hills are commonplace.

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Car: Citroen Saxo
Variant: 1.0i East Coast
Model Year: 1999
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss

Recalls: Citroen Saxo Recalls
More: Citroen Saxo Problems
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phil5555
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Dec 2, 2008 (11 years ago)
It could be a sensor fault, when you go up a hill the engine will get hotter and a sensor could short out causing the engine to shut down via the ECU, try cooling water temp sensor.
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