|2002 1.6 8v Surging and stalling - Nicks50|
Astra G 2002 1.6 8v Petrol Club Estate 19,000 miles
No fault lights on dashboard
Can someone HELP please this exceptionally frustrated driver!
After about a year of buying the car we noticed a slight surging or fluttering after about 30 mins driving. It now does it at anytime. It also stalls when coming to junctions and roundabouts. So have to rev hard and use the handbrake to keep the revs up!
My regular mechanic has replaced the crank shaft sensor and cleaned out the throttle assembly but now seems to be completely stumped.
He recommended I take it to the local Vauxhall dealer and get them to hook it up to their testing equip. Did this and it found no faults codes.
Have read here that other Astra owners have had problems with the EGR valve but was told by Vauxhall and my mechanic that the fault light would show on the dash.
Also read here that there has been a ECU update from v5 to v6 which in affect shuts off the EGR valve. Also that blanking off the EGR valve could be an option.
The car starts perfectly and idles well (except when stalling, as above).
Would appreciate any help as my wife (who's main driver) is giving me considerable grief!
PS - Summer holidays coming up and need a reliable car!!!
Edited by Webmaster on 24/07/2008 at 23:08