Mechanical trouble and common faults
There are a wide variety of engine management faults, which could trigger the warning light to display, we summarise some of these below:
The DPF (diesel particulate filter) is a particularly sensitive “beast” of a component and is prone to blockage, particularly with inner-city, stop-start driving. If the DPF becomes blocked expect the engine management warning light to show and depending on the make/model of van expect driving to change to “limp home mode”
if there are problems with the amount of emissions (noxious gases) being output the engine management light will display. This may just be a faulty sensor, which needs replacing or it could be that work is needed to optimise the van for emissions
At the time of ignition the engine management light can be triggered if there is deemed to be an ignition fault. This could be a range of issues such as coil or glow plug (in diesels) failure, etc.
if the fuel filler cap is loose, this can trigger the engine management warning light as the cap needs to be secure for safe usage of the vanissues with airflow can trigger the engine management light, this is most likely to be an issue with the air filter, which most likely is blocked and needs replacement.
Selling a Van with Engine Management Faults
Imagine trying to sell a van to a buyer and when you do the road test the engine management warning light displays! That renders the van virtually unsaleable until you have resolved the issue. Given that the light could be displayed for many reasons, there will be diagnostics to pay for and an unknown bill ahead.
Call us now on 0121 285 9859 or call/text 07582 859 859 and get the money you need by selling your broken van. Alternatively, enter your reg# and receive a free online valuation with a fair price today, funds could be in your bank within 30 minutes!
Engine Management Light Problems? – We Will Buy Your Van
Do you have engine management light problems? Perhaps you just want to sell the van and not actually work out what is wrong? Well, you can! We will buy your van at a fair price even if there is an engine management light showing.
Sell your van quickly by calling 0121 285 9859 or call us text us at 07582 859 859. We look forward to receiving your call. We collect vans UK-mainland nationwide and complete many sales in only two days.
Other van faults
Fuel Injector Problems
The main issues affecting fuel injectors involve them becoming blocked and with deposit build-ups.
Turbo Engine Problems
Many manufacturers have vans with this type of engine, with two popular models being the Ford Transit and Vauxhall Vivaro.
We Buy Broken Vans regularly buy vans with ECU issues – it’s “bread and butter” business for us.
Timing Chain Problems
We can save you the headache of paying for expensive timing chain replacement and associated costs.
Wiring Loom Repairs
With an unknown diagnostic bill and repair costs, many owners turn to a business like ours to sell a van complete with its wiring loom faults.
Low Oil Pressure
We are happy to buy vans with declared oil pressure faults and do so on a regular basis.
There are many reasons for gearbox failure, but you can always speak to us for a cost-effective solution to buy your broken van.
One of the problems with DPF’s is that the problem seems fixed but then re-occurs, which is irritating to be back at square one.
A van with a faulty differential just can’t be safely driven. In older van models particularly, the repair/scrap equation tends to lean to scrap.
Fuel Pump Problems
You may decide you want to repair your van with a broken fuel pump, but if it all seems like too much hassle we are here to help.
MOT Failure Vans
If your van fails its MOT, a driver can be fined up to £2,500 and given 3 penalty points for driving a van with “dangerous” faults.
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