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help..
07-22-2009, 07:18 AM
Post: #1
help..
Year: 2001
Model: vauxhall vectra sxi
Engine Size: 1800
Auto/Manual: manual
Mileage: 101.000

i have a y reg vectra estate it starts fine and runs for about 5 mins then the accelerater goes, theres no response at all, the peddle does nothing and it seems as though the car revs are sitting high and its slightly missing. if leave the car half hour then start it again it runs fine for 5 mins then the problem comes back. please help.........
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07-22-2009, 10:56 AM (This post was last modified: 07-22-2009 10:57 AM by Rupe.)
Post: #2
RE: help..
Having not seen a Vauxhall around here since the mid 60's I can only give you generic advice. Presuming it's fuel injected as all other vehicles today I would say lets start with basics.

Fuel supply: Is it enough? Can you check the pressure? What happens if you add a bit of starting fluid to richen the mixture as the problem develops?

More obvious items: Is the boot fully connected and tight between air cleaner and the intake manifold? Are there any disconnected vacume lines or wires?

Just a wild guess here but if you can drive the car for a few minutes (does it run well enough?) before the problem gets worse it may be related to a temp sensor. (coolant or air) I really can't get into details here, just the theory.

Hope some of this helps.

Let us know what you find.
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07-22-2009, 09:50 PM
Post: #3
RE: help..
Since I have never even heard of a Vauxhall I will pose a couple of generic questions.

Is this vehicle “drive by wire?” If it is, shouldn’t a scan be helpful? Even if it isn’t drive by wire I would think that a scan would be a good place to start.

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07-22-2009, 11:38 PM
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RE: help..
Probably not drive by wire since it's an inexpensive car. (at least it was 40 years ago) It was the British answer to the 2CV over in France but never as popular in other countries. (at least not here)

As for scanning, not a bad idea if the option exists. Not being familiar with the make in recent years and not having any to speak of in the USA it might be an exception to the "world market" if you follow my drift.
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10-02-2009, 02:55 AM
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RE: help..
ince I have never even heard of a Vauxhall I will pose a couple of generic questions.

Is this vehicle “drive by wire?” If it is, shouldn’t a scan be helpful? Even if it isn’t drive by wire I would think that a scan would be a good place to start.
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10-02-2009, 11:22 PM
Post: #6
RE: help..
I doubt if its obd2 or ob anything these buggies made a yugo look like a lincoln . but they served a market and their owners are proud of them. Try changeing the petrol filter.The problem is bound to be under the bonnet . good luck
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