Astra ('92 K Mk.3) 1.4i won't start

Discussion in 'Astra' started by Bloater, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. Bloater

    Bloater Guest


    I have an Astra 4-dr CDi that won't start - the starter motor spins up but
    the engine makes no attempt to fire. Prior to this, the engine suffered
    from occasionally cutting out and then re-starting while moving. This
    progressively got worse, the last time the engine cut out completely and
    only re-started after waiting a few minutes (there was a slight burning
    smell which persuaded me not to push my luck) so I drove the last few
    hundred yards home. There was never any warning as to when it might do

    The car had a new alternator about 6 months ago, at which time the
    distributor cap, plug and HT leads were all replaced. I can't tell if the
    engine is getting any fuel (but as the engine is fuel-injected I'm not sure
    if I should be able to smell it.

    Should I suspect the alternator, ignition coil (or the electronic pack that
    sits beneath it)? I'm not mechanically-minded but I do understand the
    concepts! I just need some idea of where to start looking...

    If you guys can help, I'd really appreciate it.

    Dave Hicks
    Bloater, Nov 23, 2004
  2. Bloater

    Rob Guest

    Your ignition solenoid/coil has gone, a similar thing happened to my N reg
    about 3 weeks after I brought it.
    Rob, Nov 23, 2004
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