Intermittent starting

2006 Vauxhall Astra Problem

The Problem

Avatar Alastra10
Joined: 6 months ago | Fixes: 1 | Profile

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

Car Vauxhall Astra
Model Year 2006
Category Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss

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Avatar whittingehame
Joined: 9 years ago | Fixes: 11,974 | Profile

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


Avatar Alastra10
Joined: 6 months ago | Fixes: 1 | Profile

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.

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