Astra SXI 1.6 Brakes and Idle speed

Discussion in 'Astra' started by Kai Priday, May 17, 2004.

  1. Kai Priday

    Kai Priday Guest

    I have just bought a year old Astra SXI 1.6 16v. The brake pedel feels
    pretty soft it feels like there is a lot of travel before the brakes
    really do a lot. The handbrake also goes up six clicks before holding
    the car. Is this normal for an astra? Or as I suspect does it sound
    like the rear shoes need adjusting? ( it's only done 3500 miles though

    Also, when driving along I have noticed a couple of time the car not
    feeling like it is running right. This is backed up by the rev counter
    not being constant, occasionally dipping very slightly. This seems to
    occur at low revs (1500). Putting my foot down slightly seems to stop
    it. It also appears to do something similar when idling, the revs
    dipping slightly then picking up rather than idling at constant revs.
    Anyone else had this? I'm guessing its me being too light on the
    throttle, only just opening it so it fluctuates but that does not
    explain the idle. Or is it normal. Coming from an old diesel pug that
    was steady as a rock its a bit disconcerting.

    Kai Priday, May 17, 2004
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    mike Guest

    six clicks OK. brake pedal it spongy, if so bleed them.
    if not & the car 'does stop ok' when the point is reached, then its ok.

    get a mate to give you his opinion on what it feels like, but don't tell
    him b4 hand, why you questionit being 'iffy'

    idle speed control valve or blocked breather pipe?

    anyhow, the car is only a year old you say??

    stick it back to vauxhall, it's still under warranty!!
    regardless the owner.

    mike, May 18, 2004
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    Alan Guest

    I would drop into your local dealer and ask their opinion. It is likely to
    be warranty unless brakes worn out somehow.



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    Alan, May 18, 2004
  4. If it's only a year old, and it was originally supplied by VX (i.e. not a
    grey import through a car supermarket) it will have a 3 year warranty ..

    So - DONT TOUCH ANYTHING, just pop to your loacal VX dealer and introduce
    yourself and your car. No problem!
    Richard Murphy, May 18, 2004
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