Wifes car has just broken down, its a 96 Astra 1.6LS, no fuel injection.
we have had a intermittent problem in the past where the immobiliser would cut in, but putting the ignition key into the 'special' setting then back to normal would always sort it out.
Anyway she tried to start it today and symptoms are similar, orange engine light flashing, engine turns over, but engine occasionally fires, think its going to start then dies
So don't think its immobiliser this time ? it wouldn't fire at all would it if it was imob ?
Have read around it looks like should be able to read some codes via the paper clip trick ( as per HERE )
But that info states that you can only read codes if its an injection model
but sure ours is the carb version, but I can see sensors etc one in exhaust manifold area and others
So surely there must be some sort of ECU control monitoring system ( or not ?))
If so how can I read the codes to get some sort of clue what going on ?
Any info/clues/hints gratefully received