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Old 29-03-2017   #1
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No power, noisy engine

I have a 2004, 1.6 16v Palio Weekend with what sounds like a misfire, I have checked the plugs and leads all looks good. The engine has a horrible rattle noise at about 2000rpm, I am worried it could be a valve or worse. Is there any easy way to check what the problem could be, I would rather not drive it the way it sounds. I am from South Africa. Thanks
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Re: No power, noisy engine

I just went to a local mechanic and he suggested I replace the spark plug leads, he said it sounded like there was an electrical fault, not mechanical as the misfire does not get worse when removing each plug wire.
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Re: No power, noisy engine

Coilpack?
Anyway, have the ECU read at a (Fiat) dealer for stored faults first.
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The nearest Fiat dealer is 140km away, so I went to a mechanic who advertises that he can read and correct ECU faults, I went to him this afternoon and he was unable to find the port to plug the diagnostic machine in, where is the ECU port to check diagnostics.
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Re: No power, noisy engine

It's probably in the engine bay, above the brakebooster on LHD cars.
It will be the 3 pin port, so you need special tools to read it.
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You can buy a 3 pin to 16 pin OBD cable from ebay and scan the ECU yourself ,
i bought them through ebay.in and they are cheap as heck here in INDIA ,
for the cable i paid Rs 450 INR and the Bluetooth ELM327 is around Rs 500 INR which is good value for me , i scan the car my self using Multiecuscan (MES)
(free version for now) and it has worked well for me ,
The OBD port should be very close to the ECU , i uploaded a pic of a 1.6 palio engine bay , thats not my car but it does have the ECU 3 pin connector location ,

let us know what ur mech finds out ,
peace !
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