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 Post subject: Zafira Loss of Power
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:01 pm 
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The car starts up ok and begrudingly ticks over at about 400rpm. When you press the accelerator to increase the revs nothing happens it just sirs at 400rpm
Anyone got any ideas
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 Post subject: Re: Zafira Loss of Power
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petrol or diesel?



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 Post subject: Re: Zafira Loss of Power
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Accelerator cable? If not then it's an open circuit throttle position indicator (TPI) potentiometer.

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 Post subject: Re: Zafira Loss of Power
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What age and what cc? some models don't have a throttle cable, (fly by wire) possible ECU or ECU control relay, is the engine management light on?

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 Post subject: Re: Zafira Loss of Power
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1.8 petrol 53 reg
the management light came on about 6 months ago for about 3 days, but strangely went off when i went over a speed bump ( yes i thought strange too) so i just thought it was a loose wire or something.
Other than that it been ok


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 Post subject: Re: Zafira Loss of Power
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i suspect either e.g.r valve or air mass meter



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 Post subject: Re: Zafira Loss of Power
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egr's do get stuck on many makes; PITA they are.... OP worth giving this a clean andf checking he valve seats properly.

MAF can be checked by unpluging and starting the car.



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 Post subject: Re: Zafira Loss of Power
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zafira's have a common egr problem... usually manifest in loss of power, think they reccommend a replacement valve or removing it all together, also could be pedal switch or a broken wire somewhere in the loom....

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Thanks all, it was the egr you clever people


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