2005 Vauxhall Corsa ECU

Tiny
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  • 2005 VAUXHALL CORSA
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 14,500 MILES
I bought a corsa 5 months ago and the ecu has gone wrong, im getting it fixed under warrenty, but my problem is I have lost faith in the car. Can you tell me the liklyhood of this happening again and does it affect the rest of the car. Thank-you
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Monday, October 6th, 2008 AT 3:30 AM

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Tiny
DAVE H
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I was an RAC tech for years and only ever saw this fault on a couple of occasions? No guarentees can be made this will not happen again but I would feel happy that it happened under warrenty not later in it's life? This fault will not affect any other part of the car once it has been repaired
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Friday, November 7th, 2008 AT 11:11 AM
Tiny
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HI DAVE H SORRY TO SAY WHAT I THOUGHT WAS SORTED IS NOW NOT, THERE WAS A LITTLE DIRT ON THE LAMBDA WHICH MADE THE READING A LITTLE LAZY, WHEN IT WAS CLEANED IT WAS FINE BUT NOW ITS HAPPEND AGAIN MY LIGHT CAME ON 3TIMES LAST NIGHT ANY IDEAS, ITS DRIVING ME CRAZY, EVERYTHING WAS CHECKED FOR AIR LEAKS AND WIRES BREAKIND DOWN ETC. MANY THANKS
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Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 AT 12:13 AM
Tiny
DAVE H
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The way I read your first post, I thought your ECU had broken and was being replaced. If you are getting fault codes appearing this is a differnent matter. The ECU is designed to tell you when there is a fault and therefore the MIL light will flash from time to time when there is a fault. If your mechanic has cleaned the lambda sensor. And it shows the same fault when you take it back to him. Then he should replace the lambda sensor. Some sensors are a little sensitve and will flash a code for the least little thing. Ask your mechanic to check all corresponding parts. Could you please ask your mechanic what the fault code number is and repost to me. If one of your cylinders is not firing ie. Coil not genertating a spark. Then fuel is not getting burnt in that cylinder and throwing it out of the exhaust. This will pick up on the lambda sensor hence the fault code. When the actual fault lies in one of the coils? A coil misfire should generate a seperate code but this is not always the case.
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Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 AT 5:51 AM
Tiny
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Thak you I will do what oy uhave said when I go to him on friday.I will keep you informed, if I aint hung myself by then lol
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Thursday, November 13th, 2008 AT 2:33 AM

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