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azizrasul

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:43 pm Reply with quote

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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Stivino

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:05 pm Reply with quote

Could you give a bit more information on what valves you mean?
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azizrasul

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:51 am Reply with quote

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

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:18 pm Reply with quote

That doesnt sound right?
What year is it?
I know on other cars, a failing MAF sensor causes these symptoms.
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davieboy

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:10 pm Reply with quote

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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kev25v6

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:09 pm Reply with quote

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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