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Mobby
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25th Apr 08 at 23:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok iv just done 110 miles with the car and the engine management light came on about 5-6 times each time it stayed on longer, it never stayed on for longer than a minute each time, and when it does this i lose power and revs and speed dos'nt rise, it just sits there, its like a splutter,
what could cause the engine light to do this and come on it only did it on motorway driving

Colin
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26th Apr 08 at 00:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Erm, Idle control valve, Maf - whatever its got. Lambda sensor. check plugs & leads
Tom
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26th Apr 08 at 00:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

TPS also
av it
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airflow meter???
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26th Apr 08 at 09:40   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have similar issues and it was the lamber sensor. MOT picked it up as faulty... replace it for 50-60 IIRC and car drove perfectly... and bye bye to that bloody light!


pew pew pew pewwwww
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I've had a similar problem with my astra....only when it starts up though, light comes on, and lose pretty much all power, have to turn ignition off, leave it for a bit, then switch it on again
Mobby
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ok, my problem on happens at roughly 70 and only on the motorway, im going to put it through a service and maybe that will get ride of it, but if it was the lamba sensor wouldnt it happen alot more then just 6 times on a 100 mile trip
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26th Apr 08 at 16:05   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

get a code read done on it, here are 1000's of reasons for an eml to come on. people wont be able to guess why
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26th Apr 08 at 16:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by av it
airflow meter???



mine did this on my old car
Mobby
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26th Apr 08 at 17:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

but it never stays on, how can i get a code read on it if it only comes on on motorways and bypass's, its happening even more now, and its pissing me off, i also fitted a k&n panel filter
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26th Apr 08 at 18:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If you get a reading done by Vauxhall they can read off the fault codes stored in the memory of the ECU, not just the immidiate faults that appear with jamming a paperclip into your fuse box.

[Edited on 26-04-2008 by ed]
Mobby
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????? what shall i do,
ed
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26th Apr 08 at 18:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Possibly post in Help Zone and wait longer than 15 minutes for a solution.
Mobby
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quote:
Originally posted by ed
Possibly post in Help Zone and wait longer than 15 minutes for a solution.

i didnt even see your post, and the help zones dead mate, didnt you know that
Mobby
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quote:
Originally posted by ed
If you get a reading done by Vauxhall they can read off the fault codes stored in the memory of the ECU, not just the immidiate faults that appear with jamming a paperclip into your fuse box.

[Edited on 26-04-2008 by ed]

whats that mean
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quote:
Originally posted by mobby
quote:
Originally posted by ed
If you get a reading done by Vauxhall they can read off the fault codes stored in the memory of the ECU, not just the immidiate faults that appear with jamming a paperclip into your fuse box.

[Edited on 26-04-2008 by ed]

whats that mean


Paperclip test, you put one into 2 holes somewhere and it flashes a fault code at you.

Just go down to a garage and let them plug a fault code reader in.
Mobby
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26th Apr 08 at 18:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thanks, and this will definetly tell me the problem,
MatthewR
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26th Apr 08 at 18:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Taking the K&N off might also help
Mobby
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26th Apr 08 at 18:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i doubt its that though as there was a very slight splutter between 1000 and 200 rpm, but its gettin worse and happening alot more
bigdan
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26th Apr 08 at 18:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mine was like this

EGR Valve
mattk
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26th Apr 08 at 18:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

will be the AFM if you have a K&N on, or the CTS or the crank sensor

im assuming its a 1.2 16v
Mobby
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ok its a 1.2 16v its only a panel filter and the airbox isnt drilled, why would the crank sensor be playing up and whats the cts??
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26th Apr 08 at 19:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

eml light means fault. Plug a computer in and find out what the fault is.

Simple
Mobby
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26th Apr 08 at 19:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

give me time mate its already been said, itll get plugged in monday
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cdould still be the AFM the crank sensor is weak on these and the CTS is the coolant temperature sensor, which is also weak

get it to a garage and plugged in

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