Vauxhall Astra Intermittent starting

2006 Vauxhall Astra Problem

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CarVauxhall Astra
Year2006
OwnerAlastra10
Posted14/01/2019
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Sometimes when I start the car the engine kicks in then stops abruptly. The engine management light comes on and flickers. I switch off wait a short while then when starting it fires correctly and gives no further problem. I have recently had a new inlet manifold fitted because this showed up as a fault code. Although the car seems to run better the intermittent start procedure still exists. What causes the fault. Can you help? Thanks
Problem Category
Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss


Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11923 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

You dont say what engine , could try changing engine coolant temp sensor


Posted on Monday 14th of January 2019
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Alastra10 | Driver | Since: Jan 2019 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
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It is a 1.6 Petrol engine. The main problem is when the car has done a fair journey and I have to switch off in a traffic jam it will not re-start and the management light starts to flash. Switch off and wait about a minute and then it will start. Seems to be worse in the Summer time. Does that point towards the coolant sensor? Thanks a lot.


Posted on Tuesday 15th of January 2019
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