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    hi guys hope i posted this in the right place . but i seem to have a problem with my zaffy . the wife came home from the school run and the car started miss firing and the exhaust emisions light has come on and there is total loss of power aswell. would any body have any ideas what could be causing it ? any info will very much appreciated before i call my local garage tomorrow

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    Code reading time. I`m affraid

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    I had the emissions light come on on my 'C' and the problem was faulty injectors. I'm sure the swirl flaps can bring on this light too.

    FYI if the light starts flashing you have to pull over and turn off as you can damage the CAT if you carry on.

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    My friends also had this today ..... it was his coil pack.....The one that sits on top of the spark plugs.

    Zaffy 1.8 club 2004

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninja636 View Post
    My friends also had this today ..... it was his coil pack.....The one that sits on top of the spark plugs.

    Zaffy 1.8 club 2004
    somthing to do with the cold weather it was down to -7 here this morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJA View Post
    I had the emissions light come on on my 'C' and the problem was faulty injectors. I'm sure the swirl flaps can bring on this light too.

    FYI if the light starts flashing you have to pull over and turn off as you can damage the CAT if you carry on.
    she said the light was not flashing alex so dosent sound like it could be the cat i hope

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    what engine is it mate ?

    Im back at work tomoz and i can see if i got a write off on site and borrow what ya need

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    thanks guys went out to the garage and removed all the spark plug and there was a lot of condinsation for some reason dont know if its to do with this cold weather but i dried them of and had a short drive and all seems fine again so i hope thats whats been the problem

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    Keep us posted mate.

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    just had similar sounding problem with my vectra, it needed a new oxygen sensor.

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