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    Default 2 litre diesel not starting after paking up and standing for a week

    Just a heads up and some info in case anyone else has the same problem.

    Had a Zafira 2 litre diesel in today (recovered by the AA) that wouldnt start.

    The owners had gone away for a week and when they returned the car would just turn over and not start.

    Took me a while but noticed when trying to start the car the vacuum operated thing on the throttle body was trying to move but not moving (Could see the bracket flexing slightly)

    That vacuum thing controls the shut off flap (Shuts off the air intake). It was seized and not moving so a quick lever back and forward it started to move a bit.

    Set it so it was about half way open and tried again and the car fired into life.

    Took the throttle body off and it was caked in so much soot it was surprising it would run at all.

    Cleaned it all up and refitted and everything is now moving as it should.

    Must have seized/set with it closed as it wasnt being used for a week and was stuck fully closed so no air could enter the engine.

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    ?Where is the throttle body on the 2.0dti didn't know it had one.

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    oh right yer i'll have to have a look at mine see what its like then.

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    they don't all have the flap in there , mine is a 2003 ( 52 ) and doesn't have one .

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