Found 5th Jan 2011
i have vauxhall corsa 1.7 disel 2001. sometimes when i start car it will start and then die, after few attempts it will be fine and i drive away. Today spen 40 min trying to drive away, engine will start but then like a 5 sec later just stop. so i took it to vauxhall garage, they done so tests and said its a FUEL Injection PUMP CONTROLL UNIT and will cost 800£ to fix it !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Any one have an advice or a cheaper way to repair it ? thank you

  1. Misc
Groups
  1. Misc
28 Comments

Banned

take it to another garage oO

Original Poster

csiman

take it to another garage oO



already booked on friday!
cant find this part online !!!! just to see if i can buy it cheaper and then pay for work

with all this cold weather are you sure its not just the battery or poss alternator

Does it feel like it's stalling?

My Vectra did this - the throttle body & idle valve needed a good cleaning out.

Banned

Jeffry24

already booked on friday! cant find this part online !!!! just to see if … already booked on friday! cant find this part online !!!! just to see if i can buy it cheaper and then pay for work


please dont say you are taking it to another vauxhall service centre?

OP that sounds about right for vauxhall, those 1.7diesels are a bloody nightmare & expensive when they go wrong, have a look on bba-reman forums, they sell/repair a wide range of ecu's. pumps, etc etc. We have used them in the past for a cheaper alternative.

Original Poster

kaned69

with all this cold weather are you sure its not just the battery or poss … with all this cold weather are you sure its not just the battery or poss alternator


vauxhall done diagnostics and it come up as faulty, so battery is fine in assume

Original Poster

TUSSFC

Does it feel like it's stalling?My Vectra did this - the throttle body & … Does it feel like it's stalling?My Vectra did this - the throttle body & idle valve needed a good cleaning out.



yep it will start i can hear engine working but then it just stall ???

1. You've deffo not put petrol in it? (gotta ask!)
2. Could be many things to be honest. I would start with ensuring filters are changed. When did it last have a service?
3. Then I would consider idle control valve & sensors. Air Flow sensor maybe.

It's a massive pain in the ****, but trial and error is the only way to work our problems like this. Best of luck.

Original Poster

TUSSFC

1. You've deffo not put petrol in it? (gotta ask!)2. Could be many things … 1. You've deffo not put petrol in it? (gotta ask!)2. Could be many things to be honest. I would start with ensuring filters are changed. When did it last have a service? 3. Then I would consider idle control valve & sensors. Air Flow sensor maybe.It's a massive pain in the ****, but trial and error is the only way to work our problems like this. Best of luck.



no def did not put petrol in it.
just spoke to a private mechanic he said 800£ it to much, will take my car to him maybe it is possibel to be fixed

TUSSFC

Does it feel like it's stalling?My Vectra did this - the throttle body & … Does it feel like it's stalling?My Vectra did this - the throttle body & idle valve needed a good cleaning out.



That's the advice the op should take, I had a Fiat with dodgy throttle control unit, Had mechanic clean it out and it was fine.

If I remember rightly only cost an hours labour, Much cheaper to try cleaning them up before blowing £xxx on a new one.

Fiat wanted £500 for one.

Original Poster

shauneco

That's the advice the op should take, I had a Fiat with dodgy throttle … That's the advice the op should take, I had a Fiat with dodgy throttle control unit, Had mechanic clean it out and it was fine.If I remember rightly only cost an hours labour, Much cheaper to try cleaning them up before blowing £xxx on a new one. but vauxhall done tests and it come up as this fuel pump is faulty Fiat wanted £500 for one.

Original Poster

but vauxhall done tests and it come up as this fuel pump is faulty

Jeffry24

but vauxhall done tests and it come up as this fuel pump is faulty



Sorry but their "tests" cannot be conclusive. Various codes are reported by a cars ECU however they can relate to a number of faults. They've obviously gone with the most expensive option.

ALWAYS get a 2nd or 3rd opinion.

Original Poster

TUSSFC

Sorry but their "tests" cannot be conclusive. Various codes are reported … Sorry but their "tests" cannot be conclusive. Various codes are reported by a cars ECU however they can relate to a number of faults. They've obviously gone with the most expensive option.ALWAYS get a 2nd or 3rd opinion.



thats true, no one is able to see my car 2morow, only friday !!! missing work 2morow !!!!!!

Jeffry24

but vauxhall done tests and it come up as this fuel pump is faulty



Yes could be, However as said could be multiple things.

Has it ran out of diesel recently? Perhaps it could have an airlock, Sometimes that would throw up similar codes?

You might be better looking for answers on this forum here

Original Poster

shauneco

Yes could be, However as said could be multiple things.Has it ran out of … Yes could be, However as said could be multiple things.Has it ran out of diesel recently? Perhaps it could have an airlock, Sometimes that would throw up similar codes?You might be better looking for answers on this forum here



no not run out of disel in last few months
thank you will have a look on that forum

Original Poster

just pick it up for service, 1st thing in morning stars fine !

Jeffry24

just pick it up for service, 1st thing in morning stars fine !



What about when it's warm? If it starts fine on cold but not warm it could be camshaft sensor.

Original Poster

shauneco

What about when it's warm? If it starts fine on cold but not warm it … What about when it's warm? If it starts fine on cold but not warm it could be camshaft sensor.



i drive a lot, and its very random when it stall and when it starts fine. going to diferrent service 2morow see what they say

I had a similar problem with my vauxhall and the garage also quoted me a similar amount. I did a bit of research and found out it was the ECU that causes it and a large amount of Vauxhall diesels suffered from faulty units. I found a guy on ebay who swapped my ecu for a repaired one for £80 and it took 5 minutes to fit it. problem solved.

Original Poster

suchafunkymonkey

I had a similar problem with my vauxhall and the garage also quoted me a … I had a similar problem with my vauxhall and the garage also quoted me a similar amount. I did a bit of research and found out it was the ECU that causes it and a large amount of Vauxhall diesels suffered from faulty units. I found a guy on ebay who swapped my ecu for a repaired one for £80 and it took 5 minutes to fit it. problem solved.



how long ago was it ? maybe i can get it touch with this guy ? thx

Original Poster

took it to a dif garage same thing need new fuel injection pump !!!
been on phone all day cant fint any !!
Any advice ??? thx

Try pushing the dials in really hard the dials contain the immobilizer and the connection is dodgy sounds exactly like this. Does a car with a spanner light flash loads when you try starting it up?

Also try posting on corsa-c.co.uk/for…php Also, get the garage to read the codes and show them to you then post them up on ccuk

Edit, just noticed its a Corsa B I think so the above is obsolete. Try corsasport.co.uk/boa…php


Edited by: "willdev" 7th Jan 2011

Jeffry24

It was a couple of years ago now, but look at ebay item 280609210959how … It was a couple of years ago now, but look at ebay item 280609210959how long ago was it ? maybe i can get it touch with this guy ? thx

Original Poster

update

found some fuel imjection pump specialists, they done test found that 3cu is playing up, so they took it off and fix it ! been driving all night last night all fine :))))
thank you everyone for help and advice

Jeffry24

update found some fuel imjection pump specialists, they done test found … update found some fuel imjection pump specialists, they done test found that 3cu is playing up, so they took it off and fix it ! been driving all night last night all fine :))))thank you everyone for help and advice

Better than £800............Geez never take a car for repair to a main dealer.

Original Poster

update

same happened today !!! its just stalls when i drive, and then starts and stalls again !!!!!!!
taking it back to service 1st thing in morning
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text
    Top Discussions
    1. Mercedes-Benz recalls 400,000 cars in UK over airbag fault99
    2. The HUKD Wuntu code sharing thread! (Three Mobile)89181
    3. Misco about to go into administration22
    4. I want to talk about the WEATHER no politics no religion19247564

    See more discussions