User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: 2003 vectra c 1.8 ls starting/ idling

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    London
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default 2003 vectra c 1.8 ls starting/ idling

    Hi

    Could anyone help with a problem. my 2003 vectra c 1.8 ls starts perfectly every time. iv had the car over 1 year and 1/2 now and that car has never not started first time. Every once in a while when i start the car, it will start but then very quickly idle erratically until the point the car stalls. pushing the accelerator does not do anything. This only happens very very randomly and out of the whole time having the car its only done it about 10 times or so.

    car is started, revs increase on the initial start, then drop below the usual idling point. (possibly the cause of erotic idling as car is trying to not stall because of low revs)

    It is strange and if there is a problem i would like ot maybe fix it now while its not to bad.

    The car has had new:

    plugs
    oil
    air filter
    fuel filter
    throttle body has been cleaned (inlet manifold)

    Anyone got ant ideas for me??

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Regular Member Das's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Here
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    35 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Lada

    Trim : Riva

    Engine : 6.0 V12

    Year : 1954

    Default

    As yours is a 2003 it might still have the dreaded EGR valve, this might need a good clean out with carb cleaner. Its situated on the right hand side of the cylinder head. Also it could be the Mass Air Flow Meter, the bit directly after the air filter box. Try disconnecting that and see if it makes a difference. Might just be needing a quick clean with contact spray from Maplin's. Do not be tempted to touch it with a brush or cotton bud etc.........
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/contact-cleaner-25340

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    London
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    thanks dasarab for your reply.

    yea I do have an EGR valve., iv taken this off and cleaned it a as best i could, but did not use crab cleaner, just a quick rub round. it was black but didn't seem to be to bad, couldn't open the valve so only cleaned the bottom of the it.

    Iv changed the air filter, but never actualy looked at the mass air flow meter. I will have a look at that sure.

    Its very random, it only does it relay so i am confused.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. URGENT HELP: Zafira 2003 1.8XE poor running issue, not idling
    By merikiito in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 17th May 2012, 17:34
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29th January 2011, 15:18
  3. Vectra 3.0 idling problem
    By vectra3.0-owner in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 9th January 2011, 13:07
  4. Vectra GSI 2003
    By icie69 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 22nd February 2010, 22:09
  5. Vectra C 2.2 Sri 2003(must See!!!!)
    By kev smith in forum Cars for sale
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 3rd May 2008, 09:59

Visitors found this page by searching for:

where is egr valve vectra ls 1.8 2003

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •