Main IndexAuto Repair Home Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN









Search Auto Parts

2000 Opel Astra stalls when idle


  Email This Post



Motormary
New User

Aug 3, 2015, 10:43 AM

Post #1 of 6 (858 views)
2000 Opel Astra stalls when idle Sign In

Hello, I own a Opel Astra 2000, 1.4L, 160k KM.

A few months ago the car started using an unusual long time to start after turning the ignition, up to 3 seconds, but not every time.
A week ago it begun to stall when I used the clutch/neutral, now it won't start unless I press the gas pedal at the same time as I turn the ignition, so I have to constantly feed it.
It will however idle for a second or two if I haven't used it for a few hours. The car will "choke"/"cough" forward at low RPM.

I haven't tried anything so far, I was hoping for some pointers first.


Tom Greenleaf
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Tom Greenleaf profile image

Aug 3, 2015, 10:14 PM

Post #2 of 6 (838 views)
Re: 2000 Opel Astra stalls when idle Sign In

I don't think there's a version of this car sold to the US where most of us are. Seems like a fuel pressure problem at a glance and would check that it is up to spec and holds it's pressure,


T



Discretesignals
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Discretesignals profile image

Aug 4, 2015, 5:22 PM

Post #3 of 6 (822 views)
Re: 2000 Opel Astra stalls when idle Sign In

I'd be more inclined to believe it would be an idle air control system fault if you have to feather the gas to keep the engine running. I looked and it seems to have a stepper motor IAC. Try cleaning the throttle body, idle air control pintle and bore and see what happens.





Since we volunteer our time and knowledge, we ask for you to please follow up when a problem is resolved.


Motormary
New User

Aug 5, 2015, 1:56 PM

Post #4 of 6 (809 views)
Re: 2000 Opel Astra stalls when idle Sign In

Thanks a lot for the replies, I'll check it out and get back to you.


Motormary
New User

Aug 23, 2015, 10:11 AM

Post #5 of 6 (753 views)
Re: 2000 Opel Astra stalls when idle Sign In

Before I even got to the part of checking the engine, the problem went away... now it runs smoothly and idles at around 900RPM.
I have no clue what happened. Crazy


Tom Greenleaf
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Tom Greenleaf profile image

Aug 23, 2015, 11:47 AM

Post #6 of 6 (747 views)
Re: 2000 Opel Astra stalls when idle Sign In

? Been a few weeks and don't think it's really fixed or gone just yet. 900 RPM is a bit high so I think it's learned how to cover a fault and might show a code that would help but don't reset codes just yet.


Back to IAC as DS said to a sensor that tell it what the engine temp is called both an ECT or CTS or even an unmetered vacuum leak or any vacuum leak.


I'd get codes read as I suspect it will do it again?


T







  Email This Post
 
 


Feed Button




Search for (options) Privacy Sitemap