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    1.7 dti just died em light on turns over but wont start???

    hello my van has been feeling slugish over the last few weeks now it has just died the em light is on it turns over but wont fire. rac says seems like diesel pump or the edu is at fault. any ideas or has anyone else had the same problem.
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    I had the same problem on my 1.7 mate.. is the fuel ECU on the back of the engine block right down the back..

    I got my refurbed one from www.lynxautomotive.net and was £250 with 12 months warranty.. vauxhall charge almost £600 and only give 6 months warranty.
    It is easy enough to change yourself it is 4 bolts and one plug...

    This is a very common thing for the 1.7 due to the high voltages that go through those boxes and burn the circuitry out.

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    ah rite cheers for the info. i have took it off and its been off by a previous owner. the back was gaffa taped up. i will try a new one then.
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    after gettin fed up of having no wheels, i decided to look at the edu again. one of the joints in the box looked a bit suspicious so i re soldered it re fitted it now it runs fine so that must of been the problem, trouble is how long will it last. anyone else repaired theres before?
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    if inm not mistakenm it could go tommorow or in a yar there is no time period i havd this go my bad was letting my mum arange getting it fixed while i wa on holiday (£700)
    Mk4 ASTRA 1.7DTI Estate On 126K Miles Now 127k 11/10/2008 - - 129K 28/11/2008 - - 130k 04/01/2009 -- Now 138k 08/05/2009 Now 142k and a broken Diff -- 144K

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    ah rite. well i have already bought a 30k miles diesel pump and edu unit but have no use for it now. so i think i will just put it up for sale and buy a spare edu unit.
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