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PostSubject: Cutting out issue   Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:23 am

The zaff has been cutting out since i bought it a couple of weeks ago and it seemed to be random when it did it but i have noticed some things

I first noticed that it liked to cut out at certain junctions on my usual route usualy at the end of the national speed limit roads hubby had a look and found a blocked breather pipe cleaned it out thinking this was our problem

took it on a run and it was still cutting out but he noticed that if the car was reved fast it was more likely to cut out than if speed was built up slowly so with this in mind i have driven it for 2 days not taking it over 40 mph and it hasn't cut out at all

so anyone got any idea's?

we were going to start replacing sensors ICV TPS etc and see what happens
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:32 am

it sounds like its the icv or egr valves have a go at cleaning them

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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:42 am

thanks will try these 2 first!
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:03 am

ok there both cleaned and still cutting out

but have also noticed it doesn't matter how fast the engine is reved it won't cut out only if the car reaches a certain speed round about 43 mph

sometimes when it reaches this speed it can start to hesistate and chug a little not always and hesitate seems to be the wrong kind of word to use but i don't know how else to subscribe it and as soon as the clutch is pressed to changed gear or slow at junction it cuts out and you need to restart the engione and then alls well again till next time

any help much appreciated!
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:05 am

idle control vavle egr valve fpr lol
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:20 am

Have you done the Pedal Test to see if there are any codes in the ECU I believe there is a How2 guide on here.

Sounds to me like a sticking throttle housing butterfly aswell as blocked breathers but could be a sensor causing the issue's aswell all guess work from me unforunately but 1st port of call would be to see if the car has any error codes present.

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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:28 am

no never done pedal test i got dianostics lol
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:23 am

done the pedal test and got 0400??
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:43 am

i looked up a site quickly and got this

P0400 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Malfunction

take it this would be EGR problem

hope this helps

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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:25 am

confusedh wrote:
ok there both cleaned and still cutting out

but have also noticed it doesn't matter how fast the engine is reved it won't cut out only if the car reaches a certain speed round about 43 mph

sometimes when it reaches this speed it can start to hesistate and chug a little not always and hesitate seems to be the wrong kind of word to use but i don't know how else to subscribe it and as soon as the clutch is pressed to changed gear or slow at junction it cuts out and you need to restart the engione and then alls well again till next time

any help much appreciated!

blocked fuel tank breather or could be fuel lift pump getting tired
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:20 pm

changed the EGR valve and all is well

thanks for all your help now just need to sort out the fuse issue!
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:27 pm

good job!

what is the fuse issue?

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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:34 pm

the cigarette lighter doesn't work so checked the fuse (36) and the fuse was missing bought a fuse and it would appear there is nothing behind it to hold it in place :s

so i need to get behind the fusebox to have a look and see what the problem is

it's a bummer cause i can't use my sat nav!
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:42 pm

i would check fuse F37 aswell as it used to be 36 but then was given a facelift and changed to F37.



Fuse for ciggy lighter can be one of two fuse slots, depending on whether pre-face lift, or facelift.

Pre Facelift = F36 - 20A

Facelift = F37 - 10A

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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:37 am

hmmm is it normal for the EML light to light after a new egr valve has been fitted it wasn't on when the dodgy eml light was on the car but now it's lit and i have 2 fault codes 0400 1405
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:49 am

ive just looked at the codes and this is what it says

p1405 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve Feedback Signal Malfunction B-015
P1405 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Circuit High Voltage B-015
P1405 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Circuit Low Voltage B-015
P1405 Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve Feedback Incorrect Signal B-015
P1405 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve Stuck B-015

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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:12 am

try disconnect the battery for 30 mins and then reconnect and try see if your codes are still there..remember to log your radio codes etc..

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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:32 pm

it's off again without any intervention

i'll keep an eye on it see what happens
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:10 pm

Glad to hear you have sorted the 0400 code problem..confusedh

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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:44 pm

yeah i can drive over 40 mph i was soooo excited lol
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:38 pm

well my EML light is back on will take the EGR valve back off and make sure alls ok and reset the ECU at the weekend

and on another note the fuse issue turns out was a blonde issue

i was looking at the wrong fuse lol

fuse replaced now so hope all is well!
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:34 pm

lol at blonde issue i do that all the time

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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:39 pm

don't try to make me feel better lol

but at least it works now before i started hacking the fuse box apart!

new stereo is next on my agenda..... might get someone to do that for me
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:41 pm

which fuse number was it?

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PostSubject: Re: Cutting out issue   Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:42 pm

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