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My car does not start if it is heated up during previous runnig

I have Charade 1986. During summers, its temperature needle reaches to half which I think is normal. After running if I break for say 5 minutes it wont start till engine is cooled down. I have changed radiator as well as cooling fan but problem exists. Engine condition is fine. Can U help me diagnosing the defect

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This is one of those unsolved mysteries which is known to afflict Charade owners. By the time you go looking for the problem, the engine decides to behave.

The usual supects are: burned or improprely gapped points, faulty supressor, corroded distributer cap and leads, faulty hot idle compensator, overheated ignition coil, fuel filter, bad spark plugs.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

  • sohail aftab
    sohail aftab Oct 30, 2013

    Get it tuned and change distributor points after every six months. Old car mostly need more service and cleaning. i have a Charade 86 too. I keep cleaning the points, carb and spark plugs and it is mostly fine. However, if you make the fan direct during summer it wont become very hot even on hot days.

  • Felben Lawan
    Felben Lawan May 26, 2015

    I also encountered this kind of problem on my charade 1994 3 doors, after heated engine it was hard to start or not to start again the engine, any knows please help us, thank you.

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