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Car trouble

Post by Mickfly » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:25 pm

Flyfished Corroborrie saturday afternoon for a few hours, not much luck, a few tarpon and a couple of Toga hits that didnt connect, decided to have another crack at them in the morning. Went back for a feed at the Tavern and had a great meal as always. Up for breakfast and headed off just after 6am, it was surprisingly cold.
Only got as far as the end of the single lane gravel road works and lost pickup and the dash engine warning light came on, in the X Trail. Oil levels seemed ok and no leaks, decided to head home it was a bit depressing watching all the other boats heading the other way. Anyhow thanks to the lady from the Houseboats for stopping to see if I was ok. Hope everyone else had better luck than me. :D



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Re: Car trouble

Post by Turtle » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:27 pm

Ani ideas on what the problem is?
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Re: Car trouble

Post by Fry » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:49 pm

Sounds like the ECU or a faulty oil pressure sensor which tricked the ECU to go into limp mode
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Re: Car trouble

Post by Mickfly » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:54 pm

I'll book it in and let you know Fry.

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Post by 2rods » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:58 pm

If you think it was just a glitch disconnect the neg battery terminal for 5mins .... This should reset the ecu and clear any faults....

A handy trick to get you home if need be too.
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Re: Car trouble

Post by Mickfly » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:36 pm

Thats handy to know 2Rods, its due for a service anyway, so might let them check it out as it is.

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Post by Lats » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:54 pm

2rods wrote:If you think it was just a glitch disconnect the neg battery terminal for 5mins .... This should reset the ecu and clear any faults....
An absolute wealth of knowledge :bow: :bow: You would make a good wife... my misses knows everything too :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: Car trouble

Post by GoodLookinPete » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:49 pm

The good thing about Xtrails is us with Jeeps know there is someone out there with bigger electrical problems than us.

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Re: Car trouble

Post by 2rods » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:21 am

Lats I should know this stuff after all it is part of my trade !! Might send this link to your missus .. Let her sort you out :mrgreen:
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Re: Car trouble

Post by theodosius » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:49 pm

cheers 2rods!

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Re: Car trouble

Post by itsinmeblood » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:44 am

My daughter changed the battery in her car and when they started it again the stereo had stopped working...an anti theft doohicky which needed the code entered to make it work again...pity they didn't know the code took them a couple of weeks to get it sorted
Might be worth checking your hand book before disconnecting battery leads
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Re: Car trouble

Post by GoodLookinPete » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:24 am

Had the same problem a few times myself itsinmeblood, relatively simple to fix, turn up to the service department with the VIN and proof of ownership, they will then give you the code.

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Re: Car trouble

Post by itsinmeblood » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:22 am

My daughter is relatively simple also :lol:
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Re: Car trouble

Post by 2rods » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:32 pm

Other option is enter the last 4 numbers of the vin number as they often use that as the code.
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Re: Car trouble

Post by dan2874 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:06 pm

same thing happened to my workmates xtrail they put the scan tool on and it was his oxygen sensors playin up

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