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    Tadpole
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    Is there anybody out there tonight with an mi 16? My son has broken down and I am looking for clues to the problem. He was on the highway and doing about 100k's when he realised the car wasn't accelerating even though the motor was running and the revs were still up. As he pulled up the engine management light came up, the engine stopped and now won't start.
    Oh yeah it is also pooring rain. We are on the gold coast and are in the middle of a torrential downpour.
    I know it is a long shot but are there any clues?

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    It's a long shot...but have you checked the ecu to see if it has been water damaged? There's a drain hole beneath the ecu which if blocked could cause flooding of the computer. Pull the top off to see if it's wet or if there's any corrosion of the pins. Hope it turns out alright.
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    Sounds like good advice. By the way Jim, the electronic control unit (ECU) is under a black plastic cover in the far passenger side of the under bonnet area just under the base of the windscreen. The plastic cover lifts off, and the ECU unbolts via two bolts. Peugeot had a recall for these where they applied silicone to the lower half of the ECU to minimise this happening if the drain hole got blocked - which incidentally is immediately beneath the ECU.

    Some cases of this have been fixed by opening up the ECU box (you lift up the metal tabs all around the circumference) and thoroughly drying out the circuit board. Someone on here also used some sort of spray - I can't remember which - to disperse the water. It wasn't CRC/WD40... In any case, if it IS this, the dryi out will have to be pretty quick before corrosion sets in.

    Another problem might just be an engine sensor connector coming loose and/or getting drenched.

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    Thanks fellas. I forgot all about the ecu and where it is. I won't be able to get to it tonight but i will get him to check it in the morning.
    Thanks again.

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