1997 VAUXHALL TIGRA NO POWER

  • Tiny
  • old-croc
  • 1997 Vauxhall Tigra

Engine Performance problem
1997 Vauxhall Tigra 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 85727 miles

Hi,
I have a 1997 Vauxhall Tigra with a 1.4 ecotec engine & automatic gearbox.
It struggles to start & when it starts it struggles on low revs but revs freely over 3,000 rpm. When put into gear it struggles & wont move. The exhaust manifold glows red hot when it gets to normal running temperature.
Could you please help
Thanks

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 AT 4:07 PM

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  • Dave H
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Check for a plugged/blocked catalytic convertor !

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 AT 6:07 PM
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Thanks for that Dave.I'll get it checked out & get back to you.
Regards
Wil ( old-croc )

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 AT 8:22 AM
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I got a new cat from kwik-fit today & its made no difference.I have also replaced the lambada sensor & air mass flow meter.
I think its getting close to being left at the scrappies as its costng more than the value of the car.
Cheers

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Thursday, November 26th, 2009 AT 9:12 AM

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