Red engine light 2.8jtd Ducato

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  1. jezport

    jezport Funster

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    I had the van in a diesel specialists to get a leak on the injector pump fixed, after I got it back we took it for a trip and after about 100miles the red engine warning light came on.
    The van seemed to drive OK but was slower, I slowed down from 60 and pulled onto the hard shoulder, turned the ignition off then tried to restart, at first it just cranked but wouldnt fire but finally restarted with no red light on. We drove another few miles and the light was back on, this time I kept going until home, turned off and then the engine once again wouldnt start for quite a few times.

    I will be taking it back to the diesel specialists who fixed the leak but wondered if anyone has had the same sort of problem?

    I have heared of injector no4 wiring issues but surely the van would missfire if this was the issue, my van doesnt miss.

    Any ideas?
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    not had that problem but you may need a visit to a fiat main dealer to get the fault code read and removed from the ECU.
     
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    Hi,
    I had the same thing, red light would come on and stay on, next day wouldnt come on, then it would the following day. There was no real difference in performance with or without the light on, took it to my local fiat dealer and it was the wiring to injector 4. Took them 30mins to rectify it, they knew what it was straight away.
     
  4. jezport

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    Took it back to the Bosch Agents where it had the pump seals done. They drove it with the diagnostic computer connected and the fault shwed up as low rail pressure. He apoligised and said he would have to re-strip the pump down, so it looks like it is their fault.
     
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    They do suffer with fuel rails, check if the recall has been done. Funny thing is with fiat, they never 'actively' recall vehicles like other manufactuers do!

    It may have just been a pump seal problem that has caused it, or it may be a rail as well.
     
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