CITROEN BERLINGO ENGINE PROBLEM
2007 Citroen Berlingo • 72,000 miles
Started having problems with the van last year. On acceleration especially 1st and 2nd gear the van will jerk each time I accelerated. But this problem is intermittent and when brought to the garage it would not happen. At first it would happen when I first started driving and after about 15 minutes it would stop. Then after a service late last year and battery change the problem went away for 2 months. No matter how hard I accelerated it was fine and smooth. Then last week it started again and again was intermittent. Then 2 days ago it got worse and started happening even on 3rd and 4th gears. The jerking got worse and the jerking was more apparent like a loss of power. Then last night it was really bad and didn't go away after a few minutes but continued and got worse. As I was exiting the expressway I slowed down and suddenly there was a total loss of power, loss of brakes and loss of power steering. But the engine was still running. I released gear and raved the accelerator a few times, engaged gear and it worked again. But it just got worse and worse happening every few seconds until the warning lights starting appearing one by one. I would turn off the engine and wait a few minutes then start-up and drive several meters and it would happen again until finally all the warning lights were lit and the engine refused to re-start again. Had it towed to the workshop and this morning the mechanic tried it and it started immediately and showed no signs of any problems at all. It has been the whole day now. He serviced it and has been testing it but so far no sign of the trouble of last night. Even the diagnostic test was good and gave no result of the problems last night. Please help. The mechanic has no idea what to do.
March 13, 2013.
March 13, 2013.
Check out the related content below while we wait for the question to be answered by a professional mechanic.
1986 Nissan Stanza, California version. The engine wants to die when stopping. I thought that the lock-up switch for the torque converter was not unlocking. I have installed a used ...
2 answers • 1986 Nissan Sunny • 100,000 miles
1999 Hyundai Elantra mileage: 110,000. This car idles fairly well in neutral or park but very rough in reverse and drive. I just replaced the engine with a used engine and it is doing ...
1 answer • 1999 Hyundai Elantra • 110,000 miles
1988 Chevrolet Astro Van mileage: 247,000. It's time to replace the engine in my 1988 Astro. I bought a 4.3 V6 that has come out of a 1991 S-10. When I dismantled it to get it ready to ...
1 answer • 1988 Chevrolet Astro • 247,000 miles
1990 Toyota Camry mileage: 150,000. 1. The oil warning light is on. 2. There are four quarts of oil in the car. 3. The oil filter is dry. 4. The engine sounds rough. 5. There is noise ...
3 answers • 1990 Toyota Camry • 150,000 miles