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    problems with astra 1.6 8v

    hi every one. i have an astra club 1.6 8v 53 plate and iam having a few problems. firstly the abs light is coming on- the speedo keeps dropping to zero then after a few seconds moves back up and also the engine has cut out 3 times today when stuck in traffic or rolling up to a junction. any ideas greatly appreciated

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    mine cut out a few times and it was the egr valve, have you had the speedo out recently??
    The car in front is my astra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    no only had the car 2 mths

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    One of the speed sensor's in the hub is knackered.

    Clean your throttle body out aswell, it stopped mine cutting out, have a look in the how-to section.
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    Although The EGR valves are duffers on the 8 valve, A mate has had his astra for about 3 years now and is also on his 3rd or 4th!
    I'm after another Coupe Turbo

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    would i be able to get this sorted on the warrenty

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    Go in to vauxhall and ask them to have a look to see if there's a recall out for the EGR Valve on the Z16SE, he should find a line for it, mine did but told me it expired soon but i can't remember when.

    They reprogram the ECU to ignore the EGR Valve, sorted all of my problem's.
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    I had my EGR replaced on both the mk4's i've had, one on my 53 plate i got not so long ago.. luckily i had it done on warranty as i bought it from the 2nd hand dealership tho..

    EGR's are relatively cheap to buy off the bay and are easy enough to replace..

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    thanks for the help lads. any ideas about the abs light

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    abs light probably due to a dodgy sensor, possibly in the drivers side front if the speedo drops to 0.

    thats where my fault lies too, and i got the same problem with it cutting out the other day.

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