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#337894 - 23rd Jul 2009 2:22pm 1800 16v vectra
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having problems with me vectra, it keeps cutting out at lights and its starting to piss me right off, can anyone advise me?

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#337896 - 23rd Jul 2009 2:25pm Re: 1800 16v vectra [Re: Tony MK2]
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How is it just idling from cold?

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#337899 - 23rd Jul 2009 2:28pm Re: 1800 16v vectra [Re: MattLFC]
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i have to keep the revs up to stop it from stalling

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#337900 - 23rd Jul 2009 2:28pm Re: 1800 16v vectra [Re: Tony MK2]
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At a wild guess, idle-control valve lol. Is it an Ecotec?

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#337903 - 23rd Jul 2009 2:33pm Re: 1800 16v vectra [Re: MattLFC]
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yeah mate its an ecotec

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#337907 - 23rd Jul 2009 2:41pm Re: 1800 16v vectra [Re: Tony MK2]
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is the engine managment light on?
also whats the rev range like normal or lumpy. apart from the no idle?
as above really check idle control valve

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#337912 - 23rd Jul 2009 2:50pm Re: 1800 16v vectra [Re: chris_gilly]
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the engine magament light isnt on mate
revs are normal

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#337914 - 23rd Jul 2009 2:52pm Re: 1800 16v vectra [Re: Tony MK2]
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do you have reasonable knowledge of cars? do you know where the idle control valve is on your car?

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#337916 - 23rd Jul 2009 2:56pm Re: 1800 16v vectra [Re: chris_gilly]
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no knowledge mate to this car mate, i was told it might have somethink to do with the vacum pipes

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#337918 - 23rd Jul 2009 2:59pm Re: 1800 16v vectra [Re: Tony MK2]
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it might do... depends on a few things. i can have a look if you like... im a fully qualified vehicle tech with 4 years behind me? if you like just PM me and we'll sort something out!

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#337920 - 23rd Jul 2009 3:00pm Re: 1800 16v vectra [Re: chris_gilly]
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ok cheers mate i will let you know when i have some free time

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#337921 - 23rd Jul 2009 3:06pm Re: 1800 16v vectra [Re: Tony MK2]
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also on the note of vacuum pipes is there an like sucking/blowing chocking noises whilst running? pop the bonnet and get someone to keep it running and listen under the bonnet to see! thats a typical sign of leaky vacuum hoses!

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