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Vauxhall Astra - Valves

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by azizrasul, 29 Sep 2007.

  1. azizrasul

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    I have a 1.6 Vauxhall Astra automatic in which I had valves cleaned a month ago as the car would conk out before it slowed down to a halt. Now I've got the same problem again and it's going to cost over £250 to have them replaced, which I can ill afford right now.

    Can someone tell me where these valves are located and how they can they be cleaned?
     
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    Could you give a bit more information on what valves you mean?
     
  3. azizrasul

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    Apparently it's called the EGR valve if that means anything?
     
  4. InTheBeginning2007

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    That doesnt sound right?
    What year is it?
    I know on other cars, a failing MAF sensor causes these symptoms.
     
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    egr valve sounds very possible for this symptom, on an astra. seems a tad overpriced considering the trade price on the valve from a main dealer is around 36 quid and takes only 10 mins to fit.
     
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    Sounds more like the icv valve is sticking. The idle speed control valve is what stops your engine from stalling when coming to a stop. Find it and clean it out with carb cleaner, it would most likely sort out your problems.
     

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