20 Most Recent 1986 Lotus Esprit S3 Questions & Answers


have to be quick ,got to get er indoors from work,or an earbashing .right back to car talk --not exactly sure what iam dealing with here ,carb or injection ,it has a distributor if its an 86 but does it have points or a module inside the distributor or just a pick up with the module under the coil ,Also this turbo ?? someone put new bearings in?? or the rotors as well .must dash i have 5 mins to go and get the old dragon

Lotus Esprit... | Answered on Feb 19, 2013


HI, sorry I am not closer, but the mechanics are very easy for any good mechanic, if you get a workshop manual from a UK Lotus specialist (sjsportscars). they do all parts mailorder the manual is very detailed, if you have a standard model, if you have the US high spec most race shops can tune the engine

Lotus Esprit... | Answered on Dec 05, 2009


you meant does not crank, (starting is next after cranking it first)
the gear shift works in park or neutral , you operator guide states that.
yes that means the PRNDL switch in or on the gear box is bad.
or wires to it corroded pins or damaged,

also called range switch.
or TRS , tranny range switch,
easy no? you found the hard proof and told it.
when bad switch or bad wires to it.

Lotus Cars &... | Answered on Mar 25, 2020


https://www.manualslib.com/

Your owners manual should show you how to reset it.

Lotus Cars &... | Answered on Jul 06, 2019


it is in and or under the back seat. put it toward the middle of the car. if not you will brake it and the truck will not close. So you might want to go to the dealer to find out if there is a fix now to get the cable replaced so if you try to open it the wrong way at least you can close the trunk

Lotus Cars &... | Answered on May 28, 2018


You just go to the link I attached I'm sure you will get the solution of your problem
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Lotus Cars &... | Answered on Jul 11, 2016


There is a manual trunk release that is inside the car near the rear seats. You must make sure to pull the release towards the tunnel/middle of the car, not out away from it. Apparently, a number of sales people have tried to demonstrate it and by pulling on it incorrectly, broke the inner workings leaving the trunk then incapable of latching closed. The repair is not simple. Something about the cable being encased in a tube that is not straight but curved, so that when you pull on it the wrong way, it breaks something. Lotus is redesigning that component.

Also note you may need someone to gently lift on the trunk as you pull the lever. It should be a yellow lever.

Lotus Cars &... | Answered on Feb 07, 2016


The usual culprits are bad ignition relay, bad module or coil(s). Ignition switch also possible.

Lotus Cars &... | Answered on Feb 27, 2015


sounds like the coil packs , get the OBD codes read to confirm

Lotus Cars &... | Answered on Nov 15, 2014


Normal operating temp for any car is 150-170 F, Your thermostat is set for these amounts, water boils at 220 F and coolant boils at 260 F, but the boiling of anything in there is not good, it creates pressure, something is going to give. Your radiator cap has a temp on it too, about 165. It will bleed off the pressure before it explodes. So, you can check your thermostat, they do freeze up, check your coolant, don't run straight water. and then check the inside of your radiator, they do clog up. Hope this helps.

Lotus Cars &... | Answered on Mar 02, 2010

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