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jhayes
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8th Jan 12 at 04:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hi I was driving my 97 corsa 1.2 breeze and the power died and then the engine cut off soon after. Initiallu thought I ran out of petrol lol but that wasn't the case, put more in anyway and car still won't start had the carburetor and some electrical component replaced because they were in a bad way but still the car won't start ..

Starter, alternator and battery are all fine, and the emboliser is sweet to!

Any ideas as to whats wrong?
IvIarkgraham
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8th Jan 12 at 04:57   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

carb? on a corsa?
jhayes
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8th Jan 12 at 05:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yea well that's what I've been told was replaced and not sure what the other parts called .. Car sounds like it wants to start but isn't for some reason
DaveyLC
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8th Jan 12 at 10:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Crank Position Sensor?
merlokquest
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8th Jan 12 at 14:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

would i be right in thinking its a single point 8 valve engine with the big butterfly valve on top gives the impression of a carb but infact it really isnt but either crank sensor is what i would be changing
jhayes
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If I'm honest I'm not sure if it is 8v probably is tho being a 1.2 ? I am having both the idle control valve and the crank position sensor checked monday/tuesday if its niether of them any ideas what else it could be? Just so I'm prepared lol
Darryl H
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8th Jan 12 at 17:18   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you can get 1.2 8v or 16v,
8v looks like this:

16v looks like this:



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jhayes
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8th Jan 12 at 17:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It'l be the 8v one then and btw at the bottom left I noticed there's a pipe missing on mine, same as in this pictiure above of the 8v do ya know what it is? Its just behind the headlight on the left you can see it stickin up?

[Edited on 08-01-2012 by jhayes]
johnhara1
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8th Jan 12 at 17:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Worn cam? - The cam pulley lug had sheared on mine.

Also, check the short L shaped breather on the back on the head hasn't split, i had one not start due to this.



Are you getting spark and fuel?

jhayes
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8th Jan 12 at 17:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Aye it was all checked everything seems fine it was stripped and put back together after two things were replaced .. It sounds much healtier when trying to start now was kinda screeching before when bumpin it now it sounds like its trying to start but won't or cuts of

[Edited on 08-01-2012 by jhayes]
johnhara1
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8th Jan 12 at 17:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The engine management light isnt flashing is it?
jhayes
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8th Jan 12 at 17:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Nope just the usual on the dash board had the coil pack replaced as well that's helped a bit won't jump either, originally tried to jump it and battery kept sparking but that's sorted now as well
jhayes
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13th Jan 12 at 20:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just found out what's wrong, was running on 2 cylinders and the engines basically gave up lol thanks for the help tho!
johnhara1
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14th Jan 12 at 11:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

can pick these engines up for 50 so no big deal really.
jhayes
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14th Jan 12 at 14:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yea I know a guy whose selling his 1.2 sxi engine suppose I'll take it lol
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quick read of what you said id say crackshaft sensor

 
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