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Vauxhall Corsa Loss of power

2002 Vauxhall Corsa Problem

The Problem:

I have recently purchased a 2002 vauxhall corsa 1.0i 12V Club 3dr Hatchback from a private seller. Since driving the car ive noticed an orange light appear on the dashboard. I checked in the cars manual and it says that this light is to do with a posssible fault in the engine or the cars electrics however aslong as this light doesnt flash then it is to be ignored. However whilst driving, the car has started to cut the power out. The car is not stalling and the engine is still on but the revs and the speed decline and pressing down on the accelerator seems to have no effect. The only way to start the car again is to turn the engine off and restart the car.

Have you got any suggestions as to what the problem may be?

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CarVauxhall Corsa 1.0i 12V Club 3dr Hatchback
Year2002
Ownerjessmc144
Posted16/09/2010


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Solution 1

whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 9056 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Not advisable to ignore warning lights ,is it the light with an engine and a lightning flash through it ? If so ,this light is indicating that there is a fault in the engine management system .If you get a diagnostic scan it should tell what the fault is .Could be something simple causing it .


Posted on Thursday 16th of September 2010
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jessmc144 | Driver | Since: Sep 2010 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Its an orange light, it shows a car with a spanner going through it. What ive described has happened 4 times in three days, and ive only had the car for three days.


Posted on Thursday 16th of September 2010
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Solution 2

whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 9056 | View Garage
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That is the engine management light (orange car symbol with a spanner through it )This is indicating a fault which is causing the engine to lose power .In some handbooks it said "it is of no significance if it doesn't keep on re-occuring" .Your car is needing ckecked out .This will confirm that ,


http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=79435


Posted on Thursday 16th of September 2010
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jessmc144 | Driver | Since: Sep 2010 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
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Okay. Thanks for your advice!


Posted on Thursday 16th of September 2010
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Solution 3

whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 9056 | View Garage
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Glad to help , if needing further advice / help , get back to forum and someone will help you .


Posted on Thursday 16th of September 2010
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Solution 4

william smith | Driver | Since: May 2009 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 12 | View Garage
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hi there

1st off the the problem you describe is a common fault with most corsa models. from what you say, the air flow meter may be on the way out- this would definetly be the cause of the car slowing and rev's dropping however you need to say if you can hear any 'pinking' sounds this would be most noticible on any hill as you apply power. try it then post back.

otherwise, if you say the car is losing power and it is not on a hill, it could be a coil pack problem as the engine is going into limp mode-a safe guard.

or, that light that comes on is just telling you its time for a service, some cars will reduce power to put the point across. check this out 2.

hope this helps:)



Posted on Friday 15th of October 2010
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Solution 5

Mike Casey | Driver | Since: Aug 2013 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
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My 2010 Corsa sxi is intermitantly losing power when i press the accelerator as though there is a short block in fuel delivery or an injector block. I have had the car a year and three visits to the garage to rectify the fault. The first time the air intake sensor was reflced which sorted the fault, but it has reoccured several more times and had two more garage tests which have not resolved the problem....surley a vauxhall experet can find out the problem ?

any ideas out there ?

after researching myself the suggested faults seem to be;

1. Air mass flow meter

2. Fuel filter

3. Air filter

4. Air mass sensor....is that the same as 1 ?

BUT...the Air Mass Flow Meter comes out on top as the possible fault.


Posted on Friday 16th of August 2013
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