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    Hi All, I have an intermitting engine fault and have no idea what to do to fix it. I have a vectra 1.6 16v on a R reg, its a lovely car but recently have stated to play up. When I'm driving the engine management light will come on and at the next junction the car will not idle and just cuts out, it will then start straight away and the engine management light is off and the car will drive fine for about 2 days and then do it again. I've tried to get it checked in the garage but I was told the light would have to be on for them to find the fault. Have anyone had this problem or know what it is please.

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    Sounds like the air control valve on the side of the throttle body. Have you tried spraying Carb cleaner into the Two small holes on the left side of the inside of the throttle body. It is best if you can remove the Air control valve and clean it. But a squirt of carb cleaner in the holes mentioned should improve it. You might need to get a new Air control valve in the end though.
    If you do " the paper clip" trick it should tell you the fault code, and in turn the reason for the ECU light coming on.

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    Cheers Ed I'll check that out. Not sure what the paper clip trick is though.

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    hi mate,

    hope you're well?

    I hope the car is better now, if I was you I would join a vectra b website and the chaps on there will tell you.

    but you are more than welcome to ask any questions here...

    all the best and have a really good easter.

    cheers
    Last edited by ed taylor; 10th April 2009 at 13:00. Reason: Tidied up post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judas View Post
    join a vectra b website and the chaps on there will tell you.

    wee bit harsh dont ya think lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegoldenbullet View Post
    wee bit harsh dont ya think lol
    no i dont actually, I didn't mean it to come across that way at all......

    i shall revise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judas View Post
    no i dont actually, I didn't mean it to come across that way at all......

    i shall revise.
    lol loving the revised version lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony24 View Post
    Cheers Ed I'll check that out. Not sure what the paper clip trick is though.
    http://www.topbuzz.co.uk/info/fault_...ault_codes.htm

    ps, won't work on facelift Vec-B's or any Vec-C's

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    sorry ed.....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judas View Post
    sorry ed.....lol
    Ok.

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