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    Revs dropping low.. any help....?

    Right... here goes.......
    Starting the car is fine, no problem there, however when i start to slow down and knock it out of gear the revs, which normall sit at just below 1, drop right down and the car feels as if its going to stall.If the lights are on they dim at this point, and a few of the lights on the dash appear, it has only stalled once, but i feels as though it will everytime.....

    Any ideas anyone...?

    I posted this in technical, but more users here so hopefully find out some answers
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    its a technical question and will be answered if patient enough

    PS. You need to clean your idle valve out
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    No problem MAtg, trouble is i have no patients though lol
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    nor me LOL its a bitch aint it

    You just need to clean your idle valve out, its a simple enough job, and a common fault with all astra G's
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    ive had this problem for months. it started after i had a modified ecu put in my vauxhall to rectify an easrleir problem i was having.

    anyway many on here suggested it was the idle control valve and it needed cleaning out....ive had the car handed into the dealer loads of times, sometimes they couldnt notice a problem and othert they tried stuff and told to to see if it was okay.

    now theyve phoned vaux after i screwed at the manager yesterday....they have something on order for me from vaux technical.....gonna go in tommorow to have a word with them
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    been reading a few other posts and it mentions the throttle body, now mechanical stuff and me don't really get along, so is it worth trying to clean this out as well...? Also can anyone point me in the direction of a how to, certain posts say that it was going to be created, but i cant find it in technical at all
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    The exact same thing happened with my Corsa and it was cuz one of my fuses had blown. Mine did used to cut out when i was slowing down or if i took my foot off the gas and all the needles used to drop as if the car was turned off . Quite scary, especially if people were driving behind cuz i didn't really wanna have to stop in the middle of the road.
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    lol, you're pure quality Lisa

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    Same prob!!!!!!!

    Mine did it all the time when first bought.
    Mine's a S reg and doesn't have the idle control value.
    Was told to clean the carb throttle body with cleaner.
    Haven't had a prob since!!!!!!!!!! ( Carb cleaner from Halfords).
    To walk between the lines , would make my life so boring!!!!!!!!!

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    Yep, this is a common problem. I did this 2 my car and it sorted it out a treat (needs doing again now though :roll: )

    It is quite easy you follow the air intake pipe from the air box to the top of the TB. Loosen the jubilee clip and pull the air pipe off and too the side. You can now see the inside of the TB. There is a butterfly switch in the TB, wedge it open and you can now clean the inside with a toothbrush and some petrol/carb cleaner.
    *WARNING* Don't drop anything in the TB (it is a mare to get out so don't do it) also try not to use too much petrol as it might not start too well.

    Reverse the procedure and you are done.

    Step 2, drink beer to celebrate

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    Step 2, drink beer to celebrate [/quote]

    Like the idea of step 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    To walk between the lines , would make my life so boring!!!!!!!!!

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