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Old 29-07-2004   #1
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98 Punto 60sx acceleration problem

Hi guys, looking for a bit of help on this motor I have bought the wife.

Basically, when setting off in 1st gear and changing up into 2nd gear, the car just dies for a split second, then goes for a split second, and then dies again, and then goes again properly ??? It is very strange. The other night I thought I heard it misfire during this ritual.

I have noticed that if when I go from 1st to 2nd gear and there are at least 2000rpm's on the dial, it doesn't happen at all ??

I spoke to a pretty knowledgable guy last night and he seemed pretty sure it was the lambda sensor that was at fault ? Does that sound right ??

Any help would be much appreciated !
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my intial thought was also a lambda sensor.

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Does anyone know how much it would cost to have the lambda sensor replaced, as I think this is the course of my on going problems.

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I have been ringing round a few places bazd123, and the cheapest I can get one for is 44, and that is one that comes with the sensor, wires and the plugs.

It seems a pretty good deal, so may just get it. Also I am told its not too tricky, and so may have a go at fitting it myself !![?]
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I have been ringing round a few places bazd123, and the cheapest I can get one for is 44, and that is one that comes with the sensor, wires and the plugs.

It seems a pretty good deal, so may just get it. Also I am told its not too tricky, and so may have a go at fitting it myself !![?]

Where was that from???

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I live in Northern Ireland mate, and it was from a place called North Down Motor Factors, do you want a number ?? They may ship it to you ?!
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Yes please. :)

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Is this from cold or always?
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The number is 02891 814802. If you order before 12 I think they will have it by tomorrow and then if they are posting it, it may be with you by Sat/Mon .

Joel, in my case, it always happens !!
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Well, it was a funny one indeed !!

I changed my spark plugs, and hey presto problem solved thankfully !!

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