I'm having more than my fair share of problems with my 1.8 Vectra. The clutch wore out recently and was duly replaced and today I've put in a new starter after the solenoid packed up last week.
I'm now left with another problem ...
When the car fully warms up it judders when pulling away in first. I thought at first that this might be a fault with the new clutch but as the clutch was fine at first and the new problem is accompanied by the fault light coming on it's making me start to wonder whether it's not the clutch at all but an incorrect fuel mixture when the engine has reached normal running temperature. When it's cold everything is fine.
I read the fault codes (before changing the starter) using the flashing light trick and got these...
1495 - TCSPL Solenoid Circuit Malfunction (This one might, of course, be down to the faulty starter motor which i've now fixed - not sure?)
0170 - Fuel Trim Malfunction (Bank 1)
0335 - Crankshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Malfunction
2193 – Really not sure what this one is? It's not on my list but Googling it came up with 'System Too Lean at Higher Load' but not particularly for a Vauxhall car.
I'm wondering whether I might have a faulty lambda sensor which would explain why everything's OK until the engine gets hot. If it is a lambda, however, which should I change? Does 'bank 1' mean the top one on the exhaust manifold or the one on the pipe underneath? Also should I try cleaning them - some people say this is OK but others say it can ruin them completely.
Really I'm guessing all of this based on reading other peoples threads on the forum! I'm trying to keep the cost down as I've already shelled out a fortune recently!
Any help or ideas would be very welcome.