Got a little problem with the Astra
Only seems to happen when cold but Clare has been complaining of a jolting after changing gear and I first thought that the clutch was sticking as it's still the original clutch on 96K miles it made sense however itís not the clutch.
I took the car for an extended journey today and after the first couple of miles I changed into 4th and the car just lost power. Felt like I was in too higher gear and the engine was laboring and then it jolted back to life and the engine electrics light blinked on.
The car was then fine for the rest of the outward journey (100miles)
On the way back today the car did the same thing again within 5mins of setting off. The first time was immediately after changing gear the second time was when changing lanes on the motorway.
Since it started doing this the car has been serviced with a new set of plugs and the problem is still there.
The car also had a new coil pack about 6 months ago.
And Iím not sure if itís related but a few months back the car put the engine electric light up on the dash. I pulled over and turned the engine off and then on again and the light came back on after a few yards so then pulled over a bit further up the road turned the engine off opened the bonnet and did that very blokey thing of touching stuff under the bonnet as if I knew what I was doing anyhow after that the light never came back on.
Anyone had anything similar??
1.6 16v (x16xel)