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    Smile Engine warning light concern

    Hello everyone!
    Last week when I started my FourTwo MHD it rattled and shook itself about and sounded very unwell. There were no warning lights and I turned it off and on again. This time it was fine and it drove normally. In the evening I turned it on and had the same problem and this time the engine warning light came on. I had to drive it a very short distance but then I stopped, turned it off and on again and now it's fine again. I spoke to the garage who said they would do an investigation for 125 per hour and they can't say for sure if there's a problem or not. Has anyone had anything similar and is it worth paying the money to have them look at it, given that it all seems to be running normal 4 days later? any advice is gratefully received!! Thanks!

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    Default Re: Engine warning light concern

    Sounds like the car is misfiring on 1 cylinder. This is usually loss of compression so the spark could be loose or the injector not seated, a valve not closing or maybe the spark plug isn't firing.
    Don't go to a dealer, go to a specialist. The engine warning light will have logged a code that will tell them where to look.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    West Midlands

    Default Re: Engine warning light concern

    Say where you are ans somebody will recommend a specialist near you.

    How many miles has the car done and how old is it?

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    Default Re: Engine warning light concern

    Thank you both very much - really useful feedback and much appreciated! The car is under 60,000 and is 3 yrs old. I'm located in South London/Kent border.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2005

    Default Re: Engine warning light concern

    Before you go anywhere, double check the drive belt (far right of the engine bay) is in perfect condition, no fraying. If not, DO NOT DRIVE!
    Tony - Living life with Pure Passion, always with my finger on the Pulse

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