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Meriva B 1.7 A17DTS (130) Weird Starting thing
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Hi All,

Car is the Meriva B 1.7CDTI the 130bhp model, been faultless pretty much, had a new battery a few months ago, Anyway its been coming up with the service vehicle soon message every now and again, but i gather that is for fault codes to be read? it doesn't show up all the time... 

Anyway this morning i was out taking pictures somewhere, had driven there engine had been up to temperature and that before i arrived. Put the key in the Ignition had the radio on for 5 mins went to start and it started then died.... did this about 6 times, started straightaway every time, took the key out put it back in and it started and was fine... been fine since, Just wondering if its a warning of something? I looked about and some mention of the EGR valve stuck open maybe? 

Grateful for any help. 

Best wishes

Jonathan
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#2
Doesn't matter if SVS doesn't show all the time. A fault code will remain in memory for a period of time.

In short, get the fault code(s) read out as guesswork was never a reliable method of fault diagnosis.
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#3
I'll get that done then, See what happens from there Wink
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#4
usually if the car fires up and then dies it's an immobiliser fault,
normally either the key or the receiver (around the ignition lock)
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#5
I got it Plugged in today, The Error code was the Oil Pressure Sensor/switch, so they reset the error and it seems all fine, but warned it could be on the way out... thankfully not too catastrophic lol
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