Engine shuts down while driving

Tiny
VALMARIE
  • 2000 OPEL CORSA

Hi, I drive a Corsa 1.4. The problem is the engine just shuts down while I'm driving, usually when slowing down and during traffic. I already fitted a new fuel pump and coil, still the problem occurs. I have checked the fuel pump and its okay. Please help.

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Sunday, March 11th, 2012 AT 4:22 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

This sounds like you have a crankshaft angle sensor that is going out which is a common problem with those cars. Here are a couple of guide to help you get the problem fixed.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-stalls

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/crankshaft-angle-sensor-replacement

Please run some tests and get back to us so we can continue helping you.

Cheers, Ken

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Thursday, May 18th, 2017 AT 1:15 PM
Tiny
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Electrical problem
2000 Opel Corsa 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

Hi

Sometimes whilst I drive my opel corsa will just cut out, all the lights on my pannel will then flash on(oil, battery, engine, etc), all electronics would still be working though. I would waite severl minutes then start the car and it would be fie for about 10 seconds, cut out again and then when I start the car it works fine for the rest of my trip. It does not happen all the time only every now and then I think it could be some malfunctioning electronic component.

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017 AT 10:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DAVE H
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Does the engine management light stay on ? ... remove and clean the CKP (crankshaft position) sensor also add a good fuel addative to the tank to clean the fuel tank/lines and injectors !

hope this helps


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/266999_AAA2_633.png

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017 AT 10:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Yeah the light still stays on, where is the plug located though? Thanks alot

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017 AT 10:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DAVE H
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If you mean the DLC (data link connector) check under the ashtray (centre of dashbaord) set back a little, usually has a plastic cover over it !

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017 AT 10:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Yeah, I did some troubleshing alot of corsas' have this problem, its NOT the CPS its the FUEL RELAY SWITCH, CPS problems are only associated with heat, but generally they either work or they dont, they cant not work every now and then.

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017 AT 10:32 AM (Merged)
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DAVE H
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Believe me, the CKP (crank senosor) can and does work correctly sometimes and not others when dirty/worn !! I was an RAC/Greenflag roadside tech for 10 years prior to coming to the USA and have seen it first hand hundreds of times on corsa's...you are correct in your research about heat and damp conditions making the condition worse ... I would still remove and clean the CKP !! I hope by swapping out the relay your fault is cured !!

let me know


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Monday, May 22nd, 2017 AT 10:32 AM (Merged)
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SEAN KELLY
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Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Opel Corsa 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 72000 miles

when I am driving and go to slow down the car just seems to cut out and dies. If I leave it for a while the car will restart and drive for a short distance only to cut out again.

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017 AT 10:32 AM (Merged)
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DAVE H
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Check plugs wires and coils. Also clean or replace crankshaft position sensor

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017 AT 10:32 AM (Merged)
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PAINTERJOE
  • 2000 OPEL CORSA

Cutting out
2000 Opel Corsa 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 87000 miles

my opel corsa cuts out after driveing for about 15 minutes, and wont start again for 5-10 minutes, seems when engine warms up problem starts, been told its some sort kind of censor please help

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017 AT 10:32 AM (Merged)
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Replace the crankshaft sensor

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