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jaso87
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   31st Aug 06 at 17:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

When i come upto a junction/traffic lights i go to 2nd gear slow down and go into first gear and break then the battery light flashes and then the car chugs as if its going to stall, (it has stalled a few times) the battery is quite new so could this be the alternator on the way out?
jaso87
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31st Aug 06 at 22:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Any help at all would be great
mattievRS
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31st Aug 06 at 22:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Maybe,check the battery terminals as the could be loose.
jaso87
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31st Aug 06 at 22:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

just checked they are all tight
Tommy
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Check the water levels on the battery if u have that type
ed
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1st Sep 06 at 17:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The engine is almost stalling. It's a problem with it idling. There will be no problem with the battery or the alternator.
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1st Sep 06 at 21:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how can that be fixed then if it is that and what sort of money will i have to spend?
ed
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1st Sep 06 at 22:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

No idea what the problem is... Has the car been serviced recently?
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1st Sep 06 at 22:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

abowt 6monthes ago it was serviced, is ther not somthing like the idle control censor that controles the ticking over of the car?
ed
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1st Sep 06 at 22:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

There is an Idle Control Valve. Though the speed that the car idles at is electronicly set and the engine sensors make it idle. However, you can remove the ICV and clean it out with some carb cleaner or WD40. They can get a bit sticky in thier old age.

What engie are we talking about here?
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just a 1L
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How much are they to buy a new idle control valve?
ed
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Yea, I would take the ICV off and give it a clean out. See if that solves the problem first off. I don't know how to remove it on a 1.0. Though it should attach to the bottom of the inlet manifold. Your best bet is to look in a Haynes manula if they do one which covers the 1.0 Corsa and see what that says. Failing that do a search on here as it might pull something up.

Are you getting an orange fault light up at all on the dash while the engine is running?
ed
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quote:
Originally posted by jaso87
How much are they to buy a new idle control valve?
Probably about 30-40. Though I wouldn't buy one unless you know for a fact that that is the fault!
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1st Sep 06 at 22:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yea the light has been comeing on now and again
ed
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Ah there you go. You have an electrical fault somewhere. Best bet is to get it fault tested by Vauxhall, they should be able to tell you what needs replacing or repairing by doing a diagnostic on the ECU.
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kk chears for your help il get it checked out at my local garage, think they have a tester.

 
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