Almera 1.5s 53 plate engine management light

Hi
engine management light has came on dashboard and the car splutters first thing in the morning then ok after 5 mins sometimes cuts out when driving along got to wait 5 mins before it starts again had new timing chain replaced last year only done 10,000 mile since it was done any suggestions.
 
This might help find out what's going on. Post the error code, someone on here should be able to interprate.

This worked on both my 2001 N16s..

1) Turn Ignition switch to the 'on' position (do not start engine) - the warning light should stay on.
2) Find the data link connector just below the left hand side of the cubby-hole under the steering wheel
3) CAREFULLY use a bit of wire or small, unfolded paperclip to connect the two outside-bottom pin holes on the connector.
4) warning light goes off
5) Wait for at least two seconds.
6) Remove the wire/paperclip
7) The warning light should now repeatedly flash out the four-digit fault code. There is a longer pause between the fourth and first digits as it repeats.

Only do 8 and 9 if you want to clear fault codes, otherwise jump to step 10 ..

8) Reinsert Paperclip
9) Wait 2 seconds and remove.

10) Turn ignition off - do NOT reinsert the wire/paperclip.

Pinout looks like this (with connector right-way up, wider at bottom, narrower at top)

/ 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 \
/ 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 \

IIRC you need to short pins 8 (IGN) and 1 (CHK) in my instructions above.
 
This might help find out what's going on. Post the error code, someone on here should be able to interprate.

This worked on both my 2001 N16s..

1) Turn Ignition switch to the 'on' position (do not start engine) - the warning light should stay on.
2) Find the data link connector just below the left hand side of the cubby-hole under the steering wheel
3) CAREFULLY use a bit of wire or small, unfolded paperclip to connect the two outside-bottom pin holes on the connector.
4) warning light goes off
5) Wait for at least two seconds.
6) Remove the wire/paperclip
7) The warning light should now repeatedly flash out the four-digit fault code. There is a longer pause between the fourth and first digits as it repeats.

Only do 8 and 9 if you want to clear fault codes, otherwise jump to step 10 ..

8) Reinsert Paperclip
9) Wait 2 seconds and remove.

10) Turn ignition off - do NOT reinsert the wire/paperclip.

Pinout looks like this (with connector right-way up, wider at bottom, narrower at top)

/ 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 \
/ 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 \

IIRC you need to short pins 8 (IGN) and 1 (CHK) in my instructions above.


Hi sorry its been a while since i replied but have had it on a machine and the code has came up p340 camshaft sensor i know its easy to change this but it could be the timing chain again which i only replace 12 months ago which cost me £500 and i have only done 8000 mile since it was done.
 
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