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Question Espace 2.0 16v 1998

Hi Y'all,

My daughter's Espace misfires when starting from cold and has difficulty in idling. Once warm things improve a lot, even though there is still a slight lumpiness at idle consistent with running 'rich'. Above idle things seem okay. Have fitted new plugs, HT leads, both coils , air filter plus oil & filter change. Old plugs were a littel sooty but this may be caused by the daily school run! Could it be a 'sensor' problem? Don't want to start replacing probes and sensors willy, nilly as that could work out pricey. Have an OBD code reader but cannot find the 16 pin diagnostic socket (if it has one) so, don't know if this might be the cause.

Appreciate any help....many thanks from Peter356a.
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Could be a duff coolant temp sensor making the ECU think the engine is always cold.
I don't know where the diagnostic socket may be on your car but have you looked under the ashtray, fusebox and or the central armrest - favourite hiding places in my experience

If my memory serves me correctly it must be within at least one metre or less from the steering wheel.
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The ecu plug is in the fuse board in the passenger footwell. once you remove the cover for the fuse board, its in the bottom rh corner as you look at. under a small rubber dust cover.
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