2000 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Corsa won't start

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Karl333
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Corsa won't start
Feb 19, 2015 (5 years ago)
My Problems began with my key turning over and the engine dying. I would need to rev the car for a good ten minutes to get it started. I needed a new clutch, gearbox, coilheads, sparkplugs and handbrake cable and part of the exhaust all of which were fitted. Now the car won't start at all and the engine dies quite rapidly once the key is turned. I tried jump leads but they made no difference. I had a mechanic check the reason for not it starting and he did a diagnostic check, a wiring check and stated the fuel pressure was ok. He suggested a new key "may" resolve the issue as the chip may have gone it in. I went to the key shop who did a test on the key and stated the chip was fine. Would anybody have any idea what might be wrong? Many thanks

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Car: Vauxhall Corsa
Variant: 1.2
Model Year: 2000
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss

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1/4drive
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Feb 19, 2015 (5 years ago)
There's a key symbol on the dash,
if it goes out when the key is in and turned then the ECU has recognised the key chip and to immob is off.
But from your description I'd be checking the fuel pressure to see if it is up to spec.
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whittingehame
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Feb 19, 2015 (5 years ago)
Check earth wire to ECU and double check all earths .
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Karl333
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Feb 20, 2015 (5 years ago)
Many thanks for your responses. DO you know if I could check the fuel pressure and ECU cables myself or would I require a mechanic for this. Also would it be possible there is a problem with my immobiliser ring? Thanks again!
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1/4drive
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Feb 21, 2015 (5 years ago)
I do not like mechanics that use the term "MAY",
that's as good as admitting they don't know.
At the very least they ought to be able to specify where the fault lies.
not enough fuel/too much fuel/wrong air flow/ etc etc.
The only thing I'm sure of is your mechanic isn't up to it.
go to a better one.
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