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PostSubject: My zafira   Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:02 am

Hi all, I own an 03 reg zafira and just recently I've had problems starting to happen. Mainly loss of power and engine stalling when stopping at lights etc. My yellow engine is on and has been for a while. A mechanic turned it off for me but it has since come back on. I've been told that this is not serious as it doesn't affect the mot pass. But now I'm thinking it is something. Apart from getting ripped off by vauxhall dealer I'm wondering if any body knows a good solution to this. It's been serviced regulary and was a mobility car before I owned it. It had done 30k miles and now it's on 50k.
I can't help thinking that the fact it revs so high at high speeds is a massive reason to these problems. All the rev counter does go a bit loopy sometimes   It sometimes idles at 2000 revswhile stationary. Thanks for any advice.Oh yeah it's a 1.6 model manual and I think it's too heavy for that engine size. At high speeds it revs at over 4000. Can this be adjusted?? Also a shot in the dark if I wanted to buy say 1.8 engine to put in it instead rather than buying a new car is this easy or too much hassle? Thanks again.
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PostSubject: Re: My zafira   Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:09 am

that seems to be common problem have a search in the zafira A scetion

and welcome to the bus crew

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PostSubject: Re: My zafira   Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:10 am

Sounds like your egr valve m8, also your throttle body could probably do with a good clean out with some carb cleaner as well.
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PostSubject: Re: My zafira   Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:28 pm

High revs at high speeds is quite normal so i wouldn't worry about that part too much, because the zafira is so heavy i assume vauxhall just played with gear ratios a bit on the lesser powered engines. I've got the 1.8 and the revs are approx 3000-3500 for 60mph and 4000-4500 for 80mph.

If you do clean your throttle body make sure you clean out the real small breather hole too. From looking inside the throttle body the hole is tiny, you will need a pin or piece of wire to clean it.
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PostSubject: Re: My zafira   Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:15 pm

For peace of mind it might be worth you doing the pedal test to see what codes are stored, may highlight the problem.

I believe there is a how2 guide on here certainly worth doing a search for it.

Hope this helps and welcome to the site Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My zafira   Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:48 pm

My 1.6 is the same mate apart from the idle. Its just a naff engine to carry the weight of the car lol
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PostSubject: Re: My zafira   Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:00 am

nixoro wrote:
For peace of mind it might be worth you doing the pedal test to see what codes are stored, may highlight the problem.

I believe there is a how2 guide on here certainly worth doing a search for it.

Hope this helps and welcome to the site Smile

Unfortunately the pedal test can't be done on an 03 zafira, thats a feature only on the zaf b's
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PostSubject: Re: My zafira   Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:08 am

carbs1981 wrote:


Unfortunately the pedal test can't be done on an 03 zafira, thats a feature only on the zaf b's

Pedal test works on my 1.8, or do you mean it doesn't work on 1.6's?
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PostSubject: Re: My zafira   Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:07 am

carbs1981 wrote:
nixoro wrote:
For peace of mind it might be worth you doing the pedal test to see what codes are stored, may highlight the problem.

I believe there is a how2 guide on here certainly worth doing a search for it.

Hope this helps and welcome to the site Smile

Unfortunately the pedal test can't be done on an 03 zafira, thats a feature only on the zaf b's

pedal test works on all vauxhall/opels with fly by wire.
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PostSubject: Re: My zafira   Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:17 am

[quote="carbs1981]Unfortunately the pedal test can't be done on an 03 zafira, thats a feature only on the zaf b's[/quote]

The pedal test work perfectly fine with my Zaf gsi 53 plate and sons Astra Gsi 03 plate..

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PostSubject: Re: My zafira   Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:18 am

it can be done on any fly by wire zaff

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PostSubject: Re: My zafira   Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:28 am

I stand corrected. I've heard a lot of people with zafira A's say that it doesn't work for them. Does it only work if there is a code stored?
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PostSubject: Re: My zafira   Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:32 am

carbs1981 wrote:
I stand corrected. I've heard a lot of people with zafira A's say that it doesn't work for them. Does it only work if there is a code stored?

if there is no fault code stored the light flashes continuously...

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PostSubject: Re: My zafira   Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:40 am

Curiosity just got the better of me so i followed the how to again and nothing happened. I've got a '03 fly by wire pedal 1.8 so now i'm confused.
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PostSubject: Re: My zafira   Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:54 am

carbs1981 wrote:
Curiosity just got the better of me so i followed the how to again and nothing happened. I've got a '03 fly by wire pedal 1.8 so now i'm confused.

By rights it should work..when you hold down the acc pedal and brake pedal together you are keeping them both down all the time when you turn key to first position..and keep holding them down all the time the test is running..if you release one pedal just slightly it wont work..

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PostSubject: Re: My zafira   Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:02 am

Yup, that's exactly what i did. Guess my bus is just special It's not a problem though as i've got a cheap obd2 reader as it is. Just thought i'd try it again as everyone's convinced it works on any fly by wire zaf.
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PostSubject: Re: My zafira   Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:21 am

It didn't work for me first time I tried. Push down on the pedals as hard as you can Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My zafira   Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:58 am

After dozens of attempts, finally i got it so that the car and spanner light started to flash. However thats all it did, no pauses or blanks just continuous flashing until i took my feet off the pedals. I guess that means i have no problems
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