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2002 FIAT Palio irratic idling,engine wants to cut out all the time problems

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Date:January 4, 2010, 1:05 pm
Name, Location:Durban
Location+:South Africa, Western Cape
Vehicle:FIAT Palio
Problems:Does not ave any power.Changed spark plugs.Coil box,Plug leads.Engine smokes.Just wants to cut out when you take your foot off the accelerator
Previous car:Ford Focus
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April 22, 2011, 10:01 am  from: Stephen
Hi Hennie,

Just want to find out if you sorted your Palio and what the problem was? Send my 2001 Palio 1.2 mpi in for cambelt and the full service on 140 000km, came back with this idling problem â? changes the plugs but continue to idling like an drag car. Could you possible assist me? All electric ok via computer â? and now they canâ?t give me an answer â? they want to strip the head to see if it is not he valve demp seals?? Possible good news for me?

Much appreciated


Stephen Petrowski
082 907 0777
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October 8, 2011, 11:32 am  from: Shashank
Hi Stephen,
Did you finally solve the problem. I am from India & faced a similar problem in my 1.6 Palio GTX. I ran a complete diagnostic check using the dealers laptop, but the problem could not be troubleshooted.I had a similar problem of idling. The car at idling belched out black smelly smoke which stopped once the car was on the move. Since the car did not gulp oil, the piston rings were assumed to be ok. It ran fine when on the move & could pull top speeds of 180kmph. Have you checked the functioning of the oxygen sensor located on the exhaust manifold. That should most probably solve your problem.
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February 12, 2014, 11:16 pm  from: Joseph
i have fiat palio 1.2mpi it has no power and it uses toomuch fuel an it takes time to start an sometyme it does not start for more or less than 30min i suspected the timing but not sure may you please help.
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