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    Thinking of buying a 2000 Astra 1.6 SXi Mk 4

    Hi all,

    Got a chance to but the above car cheap off a mate. Its got 11 months MOT but he said over the last month or so it has devewloped a problem where it judders when changing gears and especially in low revs. He says it doesnt happen ALL the time, but he has since got a new car and wants rid.

    Any ideas what it could be, or steer clear?

    Cheers, Ant

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    Welcome Ant

    It could just need the throttle body cleaning out

    I'm going to move this to the engine section too where I think it will be better
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    Thanks for the replies,

    I went ahead and bought the car and collected it yesterday, drove it 50-odd miles home and it juddered all the way lol, more noticeable in low rev but still something there even at 60/70/80mph.

    Idle is fine.

    Ive been doing a bit of googling this morning, and found that the pedal test didnt work so i found out about the paperclip test. I now have two fault codes which are:

    1405 - EGR valve
    and
    0335 - Crank sensor

    But i also read the crank sensor fault code may only be appearing because some ecu's read that code because the engine isnt running.

    So, silly question but does this mean that if i replace the egr valve then my juddering will have disappeared or is it only a rough guide? I dont want to splash out on a new one when im not 100%.

    I read about blanking them off? Is this a wiser decision?

    Help and advice appreciated as always,

    Thanks, Ant

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