Engine juddering

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Mh94
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Engine juddering

Post by Mh94 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:14 pm

Hi

Driving home tonight I set off from a stop and on accelerating the engine starting juddering, after a couple of miles the EML started flashing for 10 seconds and went off and the ESC light came on but didn't go off along with a message saying 'service ESC'. Stopped at Tesco and on restarting the car all warning lights had gone but it was still driving really badly and wouldn't accelerate past 35mph (do petrols have limp home mode, no messages saying as such)

Obviously I am going to go to Vauxhall in the morning (only a mile away) and ask them to sort it. Just wondering if any of you have any ideas what it might be? I am a bit worried as it's an Evans Halshaw garage and I've heard nothing but horror stories.

It's a 16 plate 1.4 N/A petrol with 45k miles(last service in December, 5k miles ago) . It's been serviced to the schedule at the main dealer.

Thanks
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FirestoneDK
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Re: Engine juddering

Post by FirestoneDK » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:31 pm

Coil pack. Common issue on the 1,4 N/A.

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Re: Engine juddering

Post by Mh94 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:49 pm

Thanks. Any idea if this is a warranty item?
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Klesmy
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Re: Engine juddering

Post by Klesmy » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:11 am

Coil pack. Just had one done under warranty at 30k and 2.5 years old.
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Re: Engine juddering

Post by Mh94 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:41 am

Thanks. That's reassuring, thought I was going to have a car bill just before payday. Hoping the garage is good, It hasn't had to go in for warranty work yet, which at 2 years old and 45k miles I suppose is pretty good going.
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Mh94
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Re: Engine juddering

Post by Mh94 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:07 am

Took it to the garage this morning, it was the coil pack, now sorted and feels like a new car, much smoother acceleration and a near silent idle, must have been on it's way out for a while.

Have to say am impressed with Evans Halshaw York, took it at 9am, they're fully booked but will try and fit it in, get the call to say it's ready at 11am. They've also tightened the handbrake while they were there (didn't ask them to or even mention it). They get a lot of bad review and I was concerned they woudn't be much good, but from my experience today cannot fault them.
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Re: Engine juddering

Post by chemistman » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:07 pm

More generally I have to wonder why a coil pack change is so common in Corsas. Are the coil packs known to be faulty or does the car work them too hard....or is it just something that happens to them whatever the make of car they are fitted to. I don't ever remember having troubles with Lucas coils, distributors and contact points in the day!!

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Re: Engine juddering

Post by Susan44 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:51 pm

The lucas stuff was probably made in the UK.
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Re: Engine juddering

Post by Klesmy » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:21 pm

Coil packs will now be made as cheap as they can be. Anything electrical on a Vauxhall will soon be total crap once Peugeot shitron get there hands on them.
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Re: Engine juddering

Post by srihaggis » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:06 pm

What mileage is your car on, you say last serviced 5k miles ago.

Just seeing if theres any comparable trend with Klesmy's vehicle, I have a 1.4NA but Auto, but it's only done 5.5K miles since 2016, so just seeing if I can work out if mines about to go or not.
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