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power. and idling problem 2003


Date:July 4, 2013, 2:11 pm
Name:Base William
Location:South Africa, Virginia, Waterlooville
Vehicle:OPEL Astra
Year:2003
Modification:no
Problems:It does have the power and the idling is not constant.I took it to General Motors and I was told the problem is the airflow metre,I bought the new one but the problem still continue,so now it seem to loose power when taking off from the stop sign or robots. Can u please help me to save lovely car.
Previous car:Renault Megane
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August 24, 2013, 7:38 am  from: ali
hi

i had the same issue with this same car, crank sensor, fuel filter, exhausts, AGR all changed, plus injector ( used )
still have the same problem you have
a mechanic advise to change injectors with new ones, and keep in mind low quality gas really affects a lot
so i stop fixing it and didnt change the injectors
waiting a solution from the net, please if you found a solution for your car to reply back

regards
ali
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February 21, 2014, 11:07 am  from: Ahmed
hi I am from Libya I had the same issue, my Astra is 2002 . 1.6 16v The Problem is the engine control unit (ECU) = 500$
March 2, 2014, 3:01 am  from: Arnold
im having a problem with my opel astra 2000 CS 1.6 wen is start in the morning idling is fine after 2minates it goes up like up to 2rmp please any1 who can help me please 0846587400
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July 24, 2014, 2:17 am  from: John
Hi

I also have power problems with my Opel Astra 2001 1.6 16V CDE. The idling is going up an down, does not have the power it use to have at pull away and it loses fast when I drive up hill. What can I do?

Thanks
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August 15, 2014, 1:00 am  from: Benjamin Jr Cardenal
In Phillipines, for me just use monocontact spark plug and REGAP to .018 in. / Try please //
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August 21, 2014, 12:06 am  from: langton
my astra cde 16 v1.6l is loosing power over stop signs or robots and the idling is not consistent its really giving me problems i luv my car please help
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October 12, 2014, 9:11 am  from: benjamin jr cardenal
pls try my suggestion dated august 2014 / REGAP SINGLE GROUND SPARK PLUG TO .018 DOWN TO .016 and if needed gapping it down to .014 of an inch. BEFORE CHANGING EXPENSIVE PROSPECT DAMAGED PARTS, PLS DO THIS AS FIRST AID. i'm fixing european cars since 1968 up to now i'm 65 yrs old still in SINGLE OWNED automotive european service shop. to proved, i owned opel tigra model 1996,/ opel astra wagon 1992, /(fixing OPEL different model) / mercedes benz, 2.4 diesel model 123 1985, / mercedes benz wagon 300 td, 1979 123, /m.b. 23o te wagon 123, 1985, /m.b. 2.3 1985 190E / m.b. kompressor SLK 230 1998, 2door convertible. UNTIL NOW OUR AUTO SHOP, FIXING MERCEDES BENZ, OPEL, BMW and other luxury cars in case to case basis especially like cancer trouble cars. TRY IT AND CONTACT US AT FREE SUGGESTION SOLUTION. THANKS.
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October 17, 2014, 2:06 am  from: Roy
Hi bcardenaljr, I am from the Philippines. I own a opel astra 2001, AT. Idling is ok at start and while running without aircon. Everything normal. When the aircon switch on and the car is not moving (brakes applied) or running less than 5 km/hr, the rpm drops between 550 to 600 rpm. The throttle position is set to D-Drive.

To avoid stalling or avoid the irritating noise at the dashboard, I set to the throttle to Neutral during stops, the rpm recovers to 800 rpm. I sense the ECU is adjusting the rpm and working. Back to normal.

The car has an engine light on. I know the error codes using scanner. Pedal sensor 2 is not detected and EGR error which is a common error for the opel astra engines Z16xe. Would adjusting the spark gap would help? Please provide your contact number.
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November 18, 2014, 1:19 am  from: freejoy matimba
My car opel astra doesn't want start
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December 14, 2014, 6:11 am  from: manikandan
most of opel astra1.6 petorl car are troubled by throttle position sensor or throttle governorchange the parts and crt the problem
complaint is vechicle slow speed is not properly running in ideal rpm
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January 10, 2015, 2:54 am  from: Jaco
Try changing the sensor on your flywheel,Not necessarily gonna work,but try...who knows,maybe it saves you a lot of bucks on mechanics,and the problem is in your reach.
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January 14, 2015, 10:42 pm  from: Christo
After checking all the above mentioned comments... try changing the fuel pump also! My 2003 Astra has been jerking, and loss off power, after a ALOT of money spent, I simply ordered a new fuelpump. All over.
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January 14, 2015, 10:43 pm  from: Christo
After checking all the above mentioned comments... try changing the fuel pump also! My 2003 Astra has been jerking, and loss off power, after a ALOT of money spent, I simply ordered a new fuelpump. All over.
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July 3, 2015, 5:37 pm  from: mzwakhe
my astra 1.6 1996 is loosing power over
stop signs or robots and the idling is not
consistent its really giving me problems i luv
my car please help, what can be the problem?
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November 20, 2015, 6:18 pm  from: abdo
tank you
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November 23, 2015, 8:04 am  from: Alex
I'm hvn a problem with my astra 1.6. 2003 model . idling fratuating and oil lights flickering it stop wn the rev is high plz help me
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January 4, 2016, 4:36 pm  from: Joseph
I have same problem my car doesnt have power at all .when i start it the was no power en the engine it only turn power no power please help me
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January 15, 2016, 7:21 pm  from: coenie
hi, I have an opel astra essential 1.6 2011 and I have a surge on my refs. Sometimes when I stop the refs just keep on increasing and then comes down. any solutions
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January 19, 2016, 8:34 am  from: RICKY
i have a probleem with my opel astra 2005 model, my car start verywell but idiling also but dont one to pick up ref plz help me
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February 29, 2016, 9:23 pm  from: craig
Hi I have a 160is kadette my car starts very well but it won't idle till the engine heats up and it also has no power any advise pls
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March 8, 2016, 9:03 pm  from: nada
Have opel astra cde 16v 1.6 2002 model. The idle is well but it does not wanna pick up when I accelerate only the sound and revs pick up but not the movement and sometimes it jus flatter when I accelerate and switch off instead...please help
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March 9, 2016, 8:07 pm  from: zulu
After reading all this problms.if it doesn't start its a relly for feul pump. For not idle & loosing power, its a fuelpump by its own. Buy a new 1.
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April 17, 2016, 10:20 pm  from: Kelvin
On my opel ecotec engine 2,0 has no constant iedling,no power when overtaking and also cut off at any given time, I tried airflow sensor and high pressure feul pump but it doesnt work, pliz anyone help before i lose so much money
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May 25, 2016, 4:32 am  from: Sihle
I have a astra 1,6 1996 model is starting but no holding idling and is backfiring when I'm putting my foot on senarator its cutt off same time in help pls
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May 25, 2016, 4:37 am  from: Sihle
I have a astra 1,6 1996 model is starting but no holding idling and is backfiring when I'm putting my foot on senarator its cutt off same time I need help pls my mechanic told me to buy ignition coil and relay
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June 22, 2016, 5:05 pm  from: Gontse
Maybe This Might Help,check your throttle body and use Carb Cleaner or Throttle Cleaner With A Clean Cloth... N.B Do Not Spray The Whole Can In The Throttle.. Try To Open It And Spray A Bit In Side Then Wait For An Hour For It To Dry Then You Can Start The Vehicle.. Or It Might Be That Your Idling Valve Needs Replacement Or Maybe Your Throttle Body Needed A Cleaning As They Get Dirty
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June 22, 2016, 5:08 pm  from: Gontse
Again It Might Happen That Your Car Doesn't Use A Cable To Open The Throttle But A Switch/Plug... That Means You Need To Check That Plug If It Is Properly Inserted In The Switch As This May Result In Loose Of Power & Idling A Bit High
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November 20, 2016, 4:46 pm  from: elliot
opel astra 2002 hav bought another block had it fitted n it only started once bt thn aftr it doesnt start its only promising bt nevr pick up please help is it posible tht i might be loss of memory or what in the meantime i a spare ecu i wanted to try it wth bt someone said it wont start as the ecu should be linked to the key if so whre cn i get help
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November 20, 2016, 4:46 pm  from: elliot
opel astra 2002 hav bought another block had it fitted n it only started once bt thn aftr it doesnt start its only promising bt nevr pick up please help is it posible tht i might be loss of memory or what in the meantime i a spare ecu i wanted to try it wth bt someone said it wont start as the ecu should be linked to the key if so whre cn i get help
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December 12, 2016, 4:44 am  from: Bafana
Hi every one,Plz help my Opel Astra G (cs) 1.6 doesn't start it's swinging but no pick up bought new coilpack,crank sensor fuel pump and fuel regulator but nothing positive coming,pleas help what couid be the problem thanks
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December 22, 2016, 6:34 am  from: HEls
Hi All,

Vehicle: Opel Astra 1.6, Twin-port, 2007, 185 000km

Problem 1: The car "hunted" while idling (cold/hot it did not matter).
Problem 2: Car starts and revs to around 2000 and slowly drops to normal range (usually)
Problem 3: car would idle at around 500-600 RPM (very rough).

Solution 1 (failed): full service (oil, filters, cam belt, coil pack, etc).

Solution 2 (failed): Tappet cover one way valve perished. This is a build in unit so a new tappet cover is required (agents: R 10 000.00 ex labor + VAT).

Solution 3 (failed): one way valve on the inlet manifold perished. Agents originally wanted to supply a whole new manifold at R 11 000.00 (ex labor + VAT).

(perished valves accompanied by a whistle at the coil pack cover and seemed from the firewall as the sound bounced back)

I striped the car (cleaned the throttle body) and found the one way valve. New valve with pipes from agent R 1 700.00. Problem "solved". I can not verify this (see below)

New problem: car (when hot) fails to idle.

Solution 1 (failed): updated computer.
Solution 2 (failed): checked all sensors.
Solution 3 (possible cause): after leaving my car at the agents for more than a week and spending countless hours reading and pulling of hair I considering burning the car (no I would not claim from insurance for this) they replied: we don't know what the problem is. Possibly the fuel pump (fuel filter is clean but found metal filings in the pump). New pump R 5 700.00 (ex labor + VAT).

In the mids of all this the water pump decided to fail spectacularly. Luckily the car was in the garage.

Hope your problems stop at the valves (got most parts at Gold Wagen) and fitted myself (if you don't know how get the parts and find a good mechanic. Saves on the profit they make on the parts).

Next fault finding: Replace the fuel pump. I will post again once this is done. If anyone has any other possible solutions please advise? In the meantime I'll look to finance a new car. Astra will become a tinker toy.

Good luck all.
March 20, 2017, 3:58 am  from: HEls
So fuel pump has been changed and the car was running well for a few days and started again.

This time I got a definite answer the the computers are failing.

New car it is.
April 14, 2017, 5:23 pm  from: Salome m
I'm a mother of two this car is giving me stress Opel astra 1.6 .the problem is when is approach stop sign and robot it just switch off this give me stress when is hill road pls help me because the mechanic just finish me off without fixing the car
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July 24, 2017, 3:19 am  from: tshepo Mkhize
I also have power problems with my Opel Astra 2001 1.8 16V CDE. The idling is going up an down, does not have the power it use to have at pull away and it loses fast when I drive up hill. What can I do?
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July 24, 2017, 3:19 am  from: tshepo Mkhize
I also have power problems with my Opel Astra 2001 1.6 16V CDE. The idling is going up an down, does not have the power it use to have at pull away and it loses fast when I drive up hill. What can I do?
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October 28, 2017, 7:44 pm  from: natasha
Hi im having opel asta 2005 1.8 sport

Carb cleaner was sprayed into my air flow meter. My car stats to misfire and idling up and down. Fuel filter was tested,New enjin, air flow meter as well as throttle body was replaced but its doing the same thingð??I dont know what to do now in hopeless
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October 28, 2017, 7:59 pm  from: natasha
Please i need help like in urgent :(
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December 8, 2017, 9:07 pm  from: Bulelani
To all those having a problem with their 1.6 Opel Astra 2002/2003 models cars being powerless, maybe try changing the coil pack. I would suggest that you look for someone who's having the same car and temporary exchange the coil packs to test yours before buying. If the car performs well then you can go buy yourself one. I had the same problem but not anymore after changing my coil pack
January 13, 2018, 3:20 pm  from: Myeni
My opel astra 1.6 ,2002 idling very high on start , iv changed control valve , what else can i look into to solve problem
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May 3, 2018, 1:47 am  from: Jaco Van Wyk
Opel Astra 1998 model 1600i 8 valve- I did the head over then started it while it idles fine then when I ref it cutted out......What can be the problem. Can it be the crank pulley pin or what can it be.
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