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Join Date: Mar 2003
156 Engine Cut Out - Inj Warning Light On
My 156 1.6 Twin Spark cut out today as decelerated into a roundabout. I put my foot down gently to match the space appearing and got nothing; plus the steering went dead. I still managed to coast into the space and rolled round to the exit and found a place to coast into. Tried a restart but it was just churning with no sign of life. I've had a similar set of circumstances with another make of vehicle and it was the cambelt. Mine was replaced 1000 miles ago and I feared poor workmanship. I prodded under the bonnet but you can't see the belt obviously. I pulled a few wires and wobbled the connectors to the ECU. Tried again and still nothing. So on the phone trying to find someone handy to tow me away. After the 4th aborted call (and some 15 Minutes later) I tried the key again and it started!
The engine now running perfectly except for the Injection Warning Light.
I've since driven another 80 Miles with various stops and it is behaving perfectly. But after the 5th or 6th start the warning light went out and stayed out.
Can I get any useful information from OBD reader? If so, does anyone know where I can get this done in SW London?
The only other issue of note is that I thought my brakes were more agressive when I first got it going again. As if it was over servoed. Could I have an inlet tract problem.
By the way it's a 2001 1.6 Twin Spark Sportwagon with 107,000 miles.