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I have a Vauxhall Astra (enjoy) 1.4 ,after driving

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hi,i have a Vauxhall Astra (enjoy) 1.4 ,after driving for about 1 mile there is a loss of power ,engine still idols after about 5mins you can drive off ,it happens a few more times after that I have changed accelerator pedal and throttle body but still same fault,
steve
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vauxhall
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Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
Hello this sounds like a lack of fuel and could be a lack of fuel pressure from the electrical pump at the tank. If the connections to the pump are corroded or damaged then the pump could stop at any time or could not be running at full speed. Check that its relay switches in and out and the relay contacts are clean and bright – replace the relay if in any doubt and do the same for the fuse,Ideally measure the pressure at the injector and if this is low check the pump as described and also consider changing the fuel filter as if this partially blocked this too will reduce pressure.
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

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