Engine cutting out when braking
2004 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 club auto


the engine cuts out on occasions usually when i have braked.

There are no warning signs appearing on the instrument panel, I then have to put gear into park, to restart the engine again.

usually the engine starts straight away or after 2 or 3 further attempts.

Can anyone advise please

Problem added: Jan 7, 2008 (14 years ago)
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larry
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Vauxhall Astra
Year: 2004
Variant: 1.6 club auto
Problem Category
Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss

Replies and fixes

check the automatic transmission oil level as if this if low the gears wont disengage properley but check the level when the car is running not when switched off hope this helps
My car has a similar issue, its a 2002 Astra 1.6 SXI.
Prior to the engine cutting out when braking, the engine electronics light or the oil light came on intermittently and the car would under rev and shake uncontrollably. Which ever light comes on, it only seems to occur until I have switched off the engine, upon restart its not for about 20 miles or so. Now a couple of weeks later, the engine management light has come on (now off again) and car is continuing to cut out sporadically but the rev's are completely normal.
Can anyone help please, its a scary situation to be in!

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