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    loss of power

    hello this is my first post i hope its in the right place i have a dti astra g estate now about 3 weeks. wednesday when i was driving home the power went but i crawled home it would only rev to 3000 when i was parked so i left it, next day car was very slow to start and power was back but power went again after 8 miles and power came back after reading some posts here it sounds like egr anyone ?

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    Sounds like your car is going into limp mode, the spanner light must be coming on with it?

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    yeah sounds like limp mode until we have a fault code we cant help 2much

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    I did not see anything light up on the dash when it was in limp mode it is fine now but i have to drive today so i expect it to go into limp mode again ....is there a way to get code when in limp?

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    do a quick search for the pedal test on here that should help

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    ok the orange square with star in the middle possibly engine light is only one on when i turn key to 2 and press accelerator and brake this comes on without accelerator and brake but goes off when i startup car... drove 30 miles today and car was fine but still very sure this limp mode will happen again..also have to change rear wheel bearing and rear brake pads the interior is very damp aswell so i will change cabin filter and see if that sorts it

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    ok

    Quote Originally Posted by jd1 View Post
    ok the orange square with star in the middle possibly engine light is only one on when i turn key to 2 and press accelerator and brake this comes on without accelerator and brake but goes off when i startup car... drove 30 miles today and car was fine but still very sure this limp mode will happen again..also have to change rear wheel bearing and rear brake pads the interior is very damp aswell so i will change cabin filter and see if that sorts it

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    sorry for posting twice still getting the hang of this

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    There should be another symbol aswell which is the engine fault light which is a car with a spanner in. If this is not lighting up when you turn the ignition on than the bulb has either been removed/or blown. The only way to get any codes in this case is to replace bulbs or get the codes read elsewhere.

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    engine only light = emissions system.

    basicaly egr valve, it may have got stuck and then cleared, take it for a spirited drive above 3000 rpm once upto temp for 5 / 6 miles.

    if the fault returns you need to take the valve off and clean / replace it.

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