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    Default 2.0 DTi tries to go to limp mode

    My Veccy started presenting a weird behaviour.
    When I drive and try to accelerate quickly - reed floor it - no matter which gear I'm in, at around 2.5 -3 k revs the spanner light pops in to the screen and I can feel the engine goes in to a limp mode but just for a second or two then it keeps accelerating in a normal way and after 3-5 sec. the Spanner light disappear.
    If I use the acceleration pedal gently that never happens .
    Any idea what that might be.
    No fault codes found with diagnostic software

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    Had that problem on my 2.0 dti astra mk4 it was the crank shaft sensor ... well i didnt know that at the time but 3 / 4 weeks later it was just perminantly in limp mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viperone View Post
    My Veccy started presenting a weird behaviour.
    When I drive and try to accelerate quickly - reed floor it - no matter which gear I'm in, at around 2.5 -3 k revs the spanner light pops in to the screen and I can feel the engine goes in to a limp mode but just for a second or two then it keeps accelerating in a normal way and after 3-5 sec. the Spanner light disappear.
    If I use the acceleration pedal gently that never happens .
    Any idea what that might be.
    No fault codes found with diagnostic software

    Oo, i had a similar problem with my astra 2.0dti - twice.

    The first time it was just the EGR on its way out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roswell View Post
    Had that problem on my 2.0 dti astra mk4 it was the crank shaft sensor ... well i didnt know that at the time but 3 / 4 weeks later it was just perminantly in limp mode.

    Did replacing the sensor solved the problem ????

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    OK Cleaned the EGR today and no major difference in behaviour. Will get the Cam Shaft sensor.
    Anyone knows where it is located on 2.0 DTi

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    Trim : Elegance/Elite

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    Cam shaft sensor is underneath the oil filter at the front of the engine , but i think you are looking in the wrong place for your limp mode fault
    Driving vauxhall,s for 30 + years
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobssignum View Post
    Cam shaft sensor is underneath the oil filter at the front of the engine , but i think you are looking in the wrong place for your limp mode fault
    Well it's not like it does go in to the limp mode. Car judders a bit and than it keeps going normal. It never happens with gentle acceleration.
    You've got any other ideas ????

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    Look at the EGR...

    Your showing the same symptons as i had on my 2.0DTi, it gradually gets worse.

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    TP Sensor on the throttle body on its way out, or the boost sensor needing cleaning, also check your vacuum hoses for cracking around the connectors. to be certain best to have the car tech 2 ed and see what fault codes are produced, that is the only sure way to diagnose it.
    Driving vauxhall,s for 30 + years
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobssignum View Post
    TP Sensor on the throttle body on its way out, or the boost sensor needing cleaning, also check your vacuum hoses for cracking around the connectors. to be certain best to have the car tech 2 ed and see what fault codes are produced, that is the only sure way to diagnose it.

    Vacuum hoses checked when bought the car - got it VERY cheap thanks to that - no splits now. Boost sensor cleaned about 3 weeks ago, diagnostics did popped in with this
    P0340 - Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
    but only once and now gone.
    Also cleaned the EGR today - bit more response but still same behaviour

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