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Mike Kelly, Auto Service Technician
Category: Car
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Experience:  17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
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Y REG CITREON BERLINGO 1.6 ACCELERATION JUST DIES, CAR SLOWS

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Y REG CITREON BERLINGO 1.6
ACCELERATION JUST DIES, CAR SLOWS JUST TICKS OVER.
TURN OF ENGINE LEAVE FOR FEW MINS AND THEN START AGAIN AND IS OK. THIS MAY HAPPEN EVERY DAY, OR MAYBE ONCE A WEEK
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 3 years ago.


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assist you with your question.

The vehicle will stop accelerating or the vehicle shuts off while driving?

Also any warning lights coming on?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

You will be driving, and it loses power and you come to a stop. The engine is still running but at idle. Just like the accelerator cable has broken.


Engine warning light does come on

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Vehicle loses power as if the accelerator cable had broke.


Engine light does come on.


 


 

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 3 years ago.
Ok from what you are describing this is one of two issues. The most common reason for this issue is the throttle position sensor is failing which results in this problem. Second issue if the sensor checks out is the ECU not sending the proper signal to the throttle position sensor,in this case the ECU is updated or reprogrammed.
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 3 years ago.
Let me know if you need further assistance,thank you.