Vauxhall Astra Engine dies when warm, only revving keeps it going.

2003 Vauxhall Astra Problem

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CarVauxhall Astra 1.6 manual
Year2003
OwnerAlly447
Posted01/01/2012
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The car runs fine from cold; after about 4 miles, the car drives in surges, as if pumping the accelerator. If taken out of gear the engine will stop if not "revved" to keep it going. Brake & accelerator pressed then switch on, service light flashed continuously. Not tried when warm yet, sorry.
Problem Category
Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres


Solution 1
simon froy | Driver | Since: Dec 2011 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 55 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

sounds like over fueling problem possibly choke staying on


Posted on Sunday 1st of January 2012
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Solution 2
philip999 | Driver | Since: Aug 2011 | Posts: 1 | Fixes: 17 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

it could be the coil pack or the egr valve get the codes read first to be sure






Posted on Sunday 1st of January 2012
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Solution 3
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11923 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Check plugs , coil pack and idle control valve .Could be a combination of any of those .


Posted on Sunday 1st of January 2012
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