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Vauxhall Corsa Flashing engine warning light

2055 Vauxhall Corsa Problem

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I recently had a problem with missfiring and had a garage diagnose the problem. Turned out to be contaminated fuel and the petrol tank was taken out, cleaned and filter replaced. The car was fine for a few weeks after this but I have recently been getting the engine warning light flashing and car starts to judder and missfire. This happens when I am showing just over a quarter tank of fuel and nearly always when I am driving a long sweeping left hand corner. If I fill the car up, the problem seems to go and the car runs fine again until the same scenario happens again...I have also noticed that the fuel gauge doesn`t seem to be reading correct. It was reading under a half tank and it only took about 10 worth of petrol. The tank was full but the gauge was showing just over three quarters full. One more thing, there is sometimes a rush of air when I open the petrol cap...like it is drawing a vacuum. The problem does seem to be somehow related to the fuel. Can the fuel level sender cause anything like this... I would appreciate any help or advice at all...

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CarVauxhall Corsa 1.2sxi twinport
Year2055
OwnerGordon54
Posted05/02/2010


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Solution 1

whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 Posts: 443 | Fixes: 8908 | View Profile/Car
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Might well be as fuel pump and sender unit are the one unit in tank .


Posted on Friday 5th of February 2010
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Solution 2

Muiro | Driver | Since: Jan 2011 Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Profile/Car
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looks like a while ago now you were asking, but thought i would post just incase....
I had the EXACT same problem (on the exact same car, 55 plate sxi 1.2).... sweeping lefts seem to activate the warning light, and until I have made complaints the garage ignored the fact it was when i made left turns, and this is now the third time the cars in the garage in 2 weeks.

heres what they did so far:

1st time - new coil pack + sparks due to the misfire message on the computer,

2nd time - done tests and found contaminated fuel (still showing misfires on the computer) - flushed the engine/tank and new filter/fuel as your garage did the first time,

as neither of these seemed to work and i still got the issue on a sweeping left, a complaint was made and they now took the car in for a third time and have told me that they found a crack in the canister letting water in, and its going to take a few days to fix.... so hopefully this is the end of it, if it turns out to be anything else, i'll come back and update this again!


Posted on Tuesday 25th of January 2011
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Solution 3

Neil1936 | Driver | Since: Nov 2013 Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Profile/Car
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What is the canister?


Posted on Thursday 12th of December 2013
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