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Hi, recently got myself an 05 Berlingo Multispace Forte 2.0 hdi. I am enjoying it, for the space and practicality. A couple of things have occurred since I got it though. Firstly the MAF sensor has packed in, causing massive misfire. Unplugged it and things were good enough to use for commuting. Just before payday, when I was gonna get a new one, my front O/S spring broke and burst the tyre. Luckily I was just setting off to work and wasn't doing 60. Phew. Phoned a local garage who recommended changing the top bearing and drop link at the same time, so I am getting him to do both sides while it is there. MAF sensor is gonna have to wait, til next payday. Hey ho. The OBD code is P0103. Any tips?
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#2
It is possible to clean the Maf by removing it and spraying brake cleaner through it.

Doesn't always work, but might be worth a try.

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Thanks, might give it a try. Cheaper than a new MAF sensor :-)
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Here's a bit of information about that code:
https://www.obd-codes.com/p0103

So, yeah, it's most likely a dirty MAF sensor, but could also be a wiring issue.

Getting both sides of the suspension done at the same time is good.
(You always want to replace parts in pairs when dealing with brakes and suspension. Keeps the system 'balanced' )
Wasn't there a recall or update or something about a sleeve or something to stop the spring from destroying tires?
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I'll have a look at wiring when I get it back. Guess my one missed the recall for suspension. :-(
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Seems that Citroen believe they fixed the problem with springs somewhere after 2003, might be worth checking your VIN against the list though:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/...=0.5804254

The 2.0HDi has stronger springs than other models IIRC so make sure the garage gets the correct part.
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(26-11-2017, 08:30 AM)cancunia Wrote:  Seems that Citroen believe they fixed the problem with springs somewhere after 2003, might be worth checking your VIN against the list though:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/...=0.5804254

The 2.0HDi has stronger springs than other models IIRC so make sure the garage gets the correct part.

That was a recall to fit retaining collars on the strut to stop broken springs from ripping the tyre open not any alteration to the actual spring itself. A lot of cars with new struts fitted don't get the collar refitted by whoever does the work. The MAF sensor fault didn't register a code when mine went so it was pure guesswork to find it.
So where does this bit go then ?
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(26-11-2017, 08:58 AM)ffrenchie Wrote:  That was a recall to fit retaining collars on the strut to stop broken springs from ripping the tyre open not any alteration to the actual spring itself.

True, but assumed that as they stopped the recall they also thought the problem no longer existed or had somehow stopped being an issue?

I don't know why the 2.0 springs are stiffer, I just know from experience that they are very stiff and seem to remember a different part number for the 2.0 as opposed to other models. Maybe it's because the engines are that much heavier? I somehow doubt it's in response to this particular problem, but maybe it is...
In any case it makes sense to have the same spring rating on each side so thought that I'd mention it.
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I am getting both sides done, so should be ok for spring rate. As for recall, wouldn't it be too long after to get it done? It is 12 years old after all. The mechanic knows it is a 2.0 and he seemed to know a fair bit about Berlingos when I was chatting to him, they seem quite a common car up here :-)
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Big Grin 
Well that wasn't too bad, £280 for 2 springs, 2 top bearings, two drop links and a tyre, all fitted by local garage. Picked up on Saturday Afternoon and I collected it this morning. Glad to have Beryl back  Big Grin
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