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    Hi all i need some help now i have a 54 plate vectra c 1.9 cdti the 8 valve one a couple of week befor xmas it went in to limp mode with the spanner light, traction controll ligth and engine warning light come on, so it went to the garage they, told me the fault came back as the pedal sensor so it was replaced at a cost of 220 quid

    i had the car back 2 hours and guess what same thing happened again so i took it back they then told me it would have to go to my local vx dealers so off it went when i got the car back i was told they had update the ECU and cleared the codes another 100 quid.

    had the car back 1 day and same thing again but now the temp sensor dont work any more took it back the garage and got told a load of poo, one of my freinds is a mechanic so i gave the car him to fix (he's been off cos of a bad back or i would have taken it to him first) he first replaced the temp sensor and it still dont work so check the wire and thats fine, then cleaned the EGR valve out from manifold to manifold worked again for a day then the same thing again, he then cleaned the MAF sensor and Air flow meter, with no joy so we went on to the cam shaft sensor replaced that and the cam belt still no joy,

    he has check the bost pipes and all other pipes and all seem fine, also check is the fues box in the car and in the engine bay. I feel really bad now as he wont let me pay him and he has spent alot of time trying to fix it for me, HAS ANYONE GOT ANY IDEAS AS WE HAVE COME TO THE END OF WHAT WE CAN DO

    oooo one last thing a few months ago it had a bit of an oil leak dont know where from it seemed to be from the rad, that has started again today and the lights went out for about 30 mile then come back on please please i need some help the garage think its the ECU,

    we have also found that the front breather pipe was breathing to much and pust oil out of it and down to turbo inlet and the into the intercooler and up to the inlet manifold, so this has being taken off and cleaned from the air inlet pipe right up to the inlet manifold (turbo aswell) it seemed to sort it for about 30 mile, we really have no idea now on what to try next please help thanks for reading

    has any one had this problem as i had read some where that it could be the ECU with the temp reading not working

    has any 1 had there ECU replaced or know any 1 that has had it done and does it need reprograming if you take 1 from another car

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    you are having problems!!, you will get your answers here no doubt, but i think you will find the ecu has to be unpaired from the car as well as the one from a donor car before they can be re-married to another, you may have to wait till tea time for replies as most are at work!

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    This is your 3rd thread abut this,please stop making threads and stick to the one,if no one has responded in a couple of days then by all means but don't go making more threads !
    Other threads will be deleted and i will keep this one open

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    Quote Originally Posted by alkyc View Post
    Hi all i need some help now i have a 54 plate vectra c 1.9 cdti the 8 valve one a couple of week befor xmas it went in to limp mode with the spanner light, traction controll ligth and engine warning light come on, so it went to the garage they, told me the fault came back as the pedal sensor so it was replaced at a cost of 220 quid

    i had the car back 2 hours and guess what same thing happened again so i took it back they then told me it would have to go to my local vx dealers so off it went when i got the car back i was told they had update the ECU and cleared the codes another 100 quid.

    had the car back 1 day and same thing again but now the temp sensor dont work any more took it back the garage and got told a load of poo, one of my freinds is a mechanic so i gave the car him to fix (he's been off cos of a bad back or i would have taken it to him first) he first replaced the temp sensor and it still dont work so check the wire and thats fine, then cleaned the EGR valve out from manifold to manifold worked again for a day then the same thing again, he then cleaned the MAF sensor and Air flow meter, with no joy so we went on to the cam shaft sensor replaced that and the cam belt still no joy,

    he has check the bost pipes and all other pipes and all seem fine, also check is the fues box in the car and in the engine bay. I feel really bad now as he wont let me pay him and he has spent alot of time trying to fix it for me, HAS ANYONE GOT ANY IDEAS AS WE HAVE COME TO THE END OF WHAT WE CAN DO

    oooo one last thing a few months ago it had a bit of an oil leak dont know where from it seemed to be from the rad, that has started again today and the lights went out for about 30 mile then come back on please please i need some help the garage think its the ECU,

    we have also found that the front breather pipe was breathing to much and pust oil out of it and down to turbo inlet and the into the intercooler and up to the inlet manifold, so this has being taken off and cleaned from the air inlet pipe right up to the inlet manifold (turbo aswell) it seemed to sort it for about 30 mile, we really have no idea now on what to try next please help thanks for reading

    has any one had this problem as i had read some where that it could be the ECU with the temp reading not working

    has any 1 had there ECU replaced or know any 1 that has had it done and does it need reprograming if you take 1 from another car
    Surely it would be cheaper and easier to buy a code reader and see if there are any codes! they cost about £45 quid argos sell them.....thats the route I would take and it would - should point you in the right direction....
    Andy

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    What about the fuel filter?Possibly drawing air in to the system from somewhere,or feul pump not functioning correctly just some things it could maybe be but i would get the codes read to try and see if there was an answer in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alkyc View Post
    Hi all i need some help now i have a 54 plate vectra c 1.9 cdti the 8 valve one a couple of week befor xmas ... HAS ANYONE GOT ANY IDEAS AS WE HAVE COME TO THE END OF WHAT WE CAN DO

    oooo one last thing a few months ago it had a bit of an oil leak dont know where from it seemed to be from the rad, that has started again today and the lights went out for about 30 mile then come back on please please i need some help the garage think its the ECU, ..
    If there's oil coming out of your radiator, the dealer did something VERY WRONG in the last 'Health Check'...

    The garage would mention the ECU as it is one of the most expensive parts (before labour and fitting) they can sell you. circa £600 :scare: 2 of the dealers I visited said the same thing, but I declined to spend so much on the car.

    I'm guessing the guy you bought the Vec off knew about the faults and wanted to flog it. According to Top Gear mag, The Vectra is infamous for dodgy electrics. You either buy a peach or a lemon, like I did.

    I managed 5 weeks before I called it a day and bought a more reliable marque (read my threads on power steering and ECU )

    Hope you can get your problem sorted.

    All the best

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    hi all just brought a code reader puged it in a here is the list lol
    P0400
    P1125
    P0105
    P0110
    P0115
    P0105P

    have erased all codes so let see how we go now fingures crossed

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    well thats 50 mile done so far with no problems i will keep updating on how its goin, but looks good

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