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My Opel Corsa dies down during driving, it will only start again after 7 to 10 mins, l have no clue whats happening.

2000 Opel Corsa 1.3i Sedan

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  • Ricardo Cyster Apr 28, 2012

    Hi, did you manage to find out what the problem was with you car cutting out and only starting after 7 to 10 min? The same is happening with my wife's car and at times it jurks during driving. I took the car to our local bosch workshop and as murphy would have it the car was driving fine then and nothing came up on the diagnostic test.

  • Emmanuel May 02, 2012

    Ric, l haven't, the thing is so inconsistent, l even forget about it, then it happens again, like now, it happened to days ago, and it just happened again. l also did a diagnosis and it wouldn't be picked up because the car was running fine.

  • Emmanuel May 02, 2012

    Ric see below:
    I had a Vauxhall Carlton 2.0i which would stop for no apparent reason. It was driving me mad. Just couldn't find the cause. In desperation, took it to the main dealer. He put in new plug leads, new distributor cap, new plugs, and 'tuned' it. It did exactly the same the next day. Back to the garage.In the end I found it myself. Locate your Fuel Injector Relay in your fuse and relay box. When your car stops, pull this relay out, and tap it sharply. Re-insert it, and if the car starts again, that's your problem. Apparently the inside circuit board breaks down, and a new relay is the only answer. Intermittent faults like this are a total pain. In fairness the dealer gave me a full refund for the work that they had done. Hope this helps someone else.

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    thareja_nama Oct 31, 2012

    i am facing same problem as your are facing, my corsa dies after driving for 15-20 kms, it wont restart immediateal, after waiting for 7-10 mins, it restarts and after driving for 1-2 kms, it again stalls.

  • peter14303
    peter14303 Dec 06, 2012

    Mine is okay for a day or two, and then begins a pattern of failing to idle and cutting out whenever I take my foot off the accelerator. In other words at every stop street, etc. There was a bad rent in the air filter rubber feed and Ifixed that, car seemed okay then, but the problem is back. Checked the plugs which were badly sooted, cleaned them, replaced, but need to locate the fuel injector relay as mrenhema above suggests. Will get the relays tested by auto electrician and then see again. thank you.

  • Martin Douglas May 22, 2013

    sounds like petrol pump or coil pack.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    where is the opel corsa utility pollen filter located?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    where is the opel corsa utility pollen filter located?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    2005 model

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    idling speed of a 1.7dti opel corsa bakkie

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    i have a water leak behind my engine of a opel corsa

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    emissions light keeps coming on,i have replaced both sensors twice in 10 months,while the car is ticking over it is hunting,missing the lights dim up and down.i was told it was coil pack so replaced it.4 days later it came on again and started hunting again.the car starts and drives ok around 50 km now and again you will feels it pull back for a second then will drive away fine again..It has been on machine when the sensors were replaced,opel couldnt be pacific to what the problem is..

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    emission light keeps coming on,i have replaced both sensors twice in 10 months.the car starts and drives fine around 50km you will sometimes feel it pull back for a second.the problem is while the car is ticking over it starts hunting,missing the lights dim up and down if you press the excelerator slightly it stops.I was told to replace the coil pack which i did last week,it drove great for 5 days and the light came on again and the hunting started again.The car has been on a d/machine when the fault came up as the sensors then we took the car to opel about 5 months ok but couldnt give me a pacific answer and dont have the money for them to go changing everything..

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Wiring diagram

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    car is not working properly, reving while idle and smoke coming from the bonnet

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    What make the car to pull slow when in gear one to gear two when I pump the exelerator more than 3 times it picks up , my mileage is 200.000 I do my service regularly after 10 000 ,I changed the throttle body,petrol pump, petrol filter cleaned the injectors.... I don't know what is wrong anymore. Please help.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    i need the head bolt torque settings

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    the barrel pin where it enters the switch has broken off,need to remove barrel

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    cylinder head

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    my opel on start up just started idling high today.seems the hotter the engine gets ,the higher it do i adjust the idle

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    rebuilt engine but cant get original valves,dont have the originals and need to know the full length of inlet and exhaust valves

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    reseting airbag light on opel corsa sport 1.6

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    plz can anyone help me with the correct head torque settings on my opel corsa 1.6 sport 2005 model

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    removing clutch and flywheel

  • jack of all trades ,
    jack of all trades , May 29, 2014

    this sounds like a fuel problem do u have water in the tank , the fuel pump filter is collecting the dirt , does it only do it when the tank get low , when you fill it does it still do it , I have noticed that on some cars and trucks ,the plate for the intake gets loose , I noticed that when you make a hard right turn it feels like the car is going to stall , ck any vacuum lines this will cause your problem that the intake plate works loose ck the 4 bolts make sure that they are tight but do not crank down on them just make sure they are snug,



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No idea offhand to be honest i would need my head under the bonnet to know what wrong .could be anything from the gauze filter in the fuel tank on the bottom of the fuel pump becoming chocked up and leaving the car allows it to drop away to a faulty pump overheating or the contacts ,maybe even a ignition module overheating ,Best advice is ask a local mechanic to have a look for you as normally these early opel corsas with the 4 cylinder engine are bullet proof they are even valve free if the timing belt snaps .

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Opel corsa that dies when driving, typical fuel relay problem, remove the side cover at the drivers side of the vehicle at the foot well(plastic cover) drive the vehicle till it cuts, feel with the back of you hand if the fuel relay ( plastic box that plug in 2 cm long and 1.5 cm wide is hot, if hot, faulty, after 10 minutes it will cool down and you will be able to drive until it get hot again- replace part

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SOURCE: opel corsa 1.4i car cuts

nice motor for work and shopping ,try the idle control valve ,its a steper motor in the side of the monopoint injection housing (looks like a carb body) at the front right side is a round motor looking thing with a multiplug with 4 wires in it ,held in with two torq headed screws ,take it out and clean it but do not twist it or force it in any way

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SOURCE: Hello, I have a 2005 Mazda 3i sedan and need a

squeas wire and bulb will come out.

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SOURCE: 2001 opel corsa 1.4 is utility. Snapped the

Likely you are talking about the harmonic balancer.
The bolt turns counter clockwise and is generally removed using an air gun. There is another way to do that too but it is a bit dangerous. Using a solid breaker bar (one without jointed end) you can brace the end against the ground with the socket installed on the crank bolt (I actually have a pipe driven into the ground outside just for doing this...I just slide the bar into the pipe and keep it form dropping by using a vise grip on the handle). Once the socket is on the bolt, crank the engine over using the starter, the engine will force the bolt to back out.
After you get the belt installed, tighten it as much as you can by hand and ask a shop to just give it a final tightening with an air gun.
If the socket slips the bar can fly up so be very careful and don't stand where it can hit you!

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SOURCE: Diagram of waterpump for opel corsa utility 2007

its behind the timing belt ,but i do not have any pictures .

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SOURCE: Opel Corsa engine maintenance schedule and

please tell me about the opel corsa engine maintenance after how much kilometer i will go to change the engine oil and all??

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