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CLIO 2003 1.2 16v - ACCELERATION/RUNNING PROBS
Hope I'm in correct place. Looking for advice on above problem. Car used to run fine did about 50 miles in it every day. Has hardly been used for past 5-6 months and has developed a problem when accelerating. Basically hesitating when accelerating in all gears i.e. when you put your foot down nothing happens for a few secs and then it takes off. It's like driving with kangaroo petrol in tank, also, it can lose power when you sit at a constant speed, put the foot back down, hesitates again then jerks back into life. Even on the odd occasion when it doesn't do this the car just doesn't feel as good as it used to acceleration wise. A mechanic friend advised Redex which I've tried with no effect. From my own research it looks as though it could be a number of things - plugs, leads,
, lambda sensor plus others.
Any advice welcome please, looking for the most common culprits to change them first as hopefully won't have to change the whole lot.
Apologies for the long winded thread but it's starting to annoy me now.
Thanks in advance.
Currently in kerjak's garage:
2003 1.2 16v Clio Dynamique and Xsara Picasso 1.8 16v SX