2007 Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6diesel
Starting

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dunky
Driver
4 points

Problem added: Jun 13, 2015 (5 years ago)
My picasso turns over goes to start then just dies,you put foot on accelerator and there is nothing . You leave it try again and same thing. It will eventually start and takes anything from couple of mins to half hour . Took it to garage no diagnostics showing up any ideas

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Car: Citroen Xsara Picasso
Variant: 1.6diesel
Model Year: 2007
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss
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1/4drive
Legend
1,890 points

Jun 13, 2015 (5 years ago)
Common rail diesel,
it needs an amazing amount of fuel pressure just to fire,
200 bar!
So first test is cranking speed,
these need a MINIMUM of 180-200 RPM when cranking over.
So if not then it may need a new battery/starter.
neither of which show up as fault codes.
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paulieone
Legend
1,720 points

Jun 14, 2015 (5 years ago)
have known these to have problems with the low pressure fuel pipes not having a good seal and drawing in air.Next time you try and start it just pump the primer bulb a few times and see if it helps
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dunky
Driver
4 points

Jun 17, 2015 (5 years ago)
Hi I self prime it when it won't start and it starts straight away, what would a solutions to this problem be other than opening bonnet every time cheers for replies
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dunky
Driver
4 points

Jun 18, 2015 (5 years ago)
Hi when I prime it it will start straight away is there a permanent solution to this other than opening bonnet every time cheers
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