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    Question Jumpy car and idling issue

    Hi,

    I've noticed problems with my recently bought mk4 Astra 1.6 8v car. When changing gear, the car jumps moderately while changing. Basically its not a smooth ride while changing gear when compared with the the new Astra that I was doing my driving lessons in. Is this normal in this version of Astra or is it an indication of a problem? The car also seems to want to shut itself off at idle if not given more than normal gas when moving off. I also noticed that the car struggles to go up steep slopes. I tried it recently and the car stalled as I was trying to go up the slope. Does anyoneknow what is or could be wrong?

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    try cleaing the throttle body matey,if that doesnt work pm me as i have had the same problems
    The car in front is my astra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Hi,

    I also had a similar problem, a throttle body clean and an engine flush (carbon build up cleaned out via the throttle body, I can get details of the product if you need them) solved the problem. Below 2000 Revs in 2nd gear and up and a high idling speed were the symptoms, now it behaves fine.

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    i used a product called 10k boost! top product,also used injector cleaner and now its fine, no need for me to buy a new idle control valve
    The car in front is my astra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    itch53 what did you use for the engine flush?
    Wants an Arden Blue GSI

    Now!!!!!!!

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