Corsa engine problem!

Discussion in 'Corsa' started by Scrad, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. Scrad

    Scrad Guest

    Don't know if anyone can help but i've got a 04 reg Corsa 1.0 Life and
    when i turn the engine on it ticks loudly and has done for a while. But
    recently when i start it up and rev it, it dips unexpectedly and when i
    take my foot off the gas it makes a sort of scratching noise.
    Also it's undrivable because there's hardly any power at all. It revs
    normally but won't go anywhere. I can be doin 4500rpm in 2nd and it'll
    go no faster than about 20mph and it's sluggish, like when old cars
    didn't have the choke out far enough when they were cold.
    Hope that makes sense to someone, just wanted to try and get everything
    in! Hope someone can help me out!
    Scrad, Feb 15, 2006
    1. Advertisements

  2. Scrad

    Simon Adshed Guest

    I work for a Vauxhall dealer....just so you know.

    There is a problem with the timing chain on some of the Corsa 1.0 models.
    This could be causing you loud ticking noise.

    Take it into a vauxhall dealer as soon as possible for a diagnostic. If your
    car is still under warranty it won't cost you a penny....unless the problem
    isn't covered.

    Main thing is get it to a dealer!
    Simon Adshed, Feb 15, 2006
    1. Advertisements

  3. Scrad

    me140 Guest

    Simon is bang on the money - get it done now.

    me140, Feb 16, 2006
  4. Scrad

    Alan Guest

    I agree. Let a dealer diagnose it ASAP. You could be causing damae by
    driving it and this may be down to you!

    Alan, Feb 18, 2006
  5. Scrad

    Ho Ho Ho Guest

    I work for a dealer HoHoHo

    The main FACT is the engine is revving and the car is not moving 4,500rpm =
    20mph I think not. The clutch must be slipping.
    Ho Ho Ho, Feb 18, 2006
  6. Scrad

    Simmy Guest

    Ths clutch slipping!!!!
    Are you taking the piss???
    And yes I do work for a dealer....I sell the parts that fix these god damn
    Don't listen to prats like this....he'll just send you on a wild goose
    Get it to a dealer and then we'll see whose right!
    Simmy, Feb 19, 2006
  7. Scrad

    Ho Ho Ho Guest

    As the gearbox has no slippage, the engine speed is directly related to the
    road speed. No matter how much power the engine has, the engine speed and
    gear selected will govern the gearbox output shaft, and thus the road speed.

    The only exceptions to this are auto boxes, where a) All torque convertors
    "Slip" b) A fault in an auto gearbox

    If this car has no power, but the is engine is at 4,500rpm, the road speed
    would be more than 20mph. If the statement was "It has no power" or "The
    engine will not rev up", that would be a different matter.

    If this car were to be towed in 2nd gear, when the engine was revving at
    4,500 the road spead would be in excess of 20mph, so what the **** does
    "power" have to do with it?

    I suggest you stick to selling parts, and not diagnosing problems! HoHoHo
    Ho Ho Ho, Feb 19, 2006
  8. Scrad

    Simmy Guest

    You fail to mention that the car will go into limp home mode when there is a
    significant problem!
    The lack of power is because of this safety measure.
    Get your facts straight!
    Simmy, Feb 19, 2006
  9. Scrad

    Ho Ho Ho Guest

    You are such a Fucking arsehole!

    Don't you understand RPM+Gear ratio = Road speed

    If the engine ran on one Fucking cylinder, and it managed to get to 4,500rpm
    in 2nd gear, its road speed would be faster than 20mph.

    Go and sell some Mudflaps or carpet mats.

    Ho Ho Ho, Feb 20, 2006
  10. Scrad

    Scrad Guest

    Thank's to all who replied. I took the Corsa to a Vauxhall dealer today, and
    the clutch was worn out. Thanks again for help.
    Scrad, Feb 21, 2006
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.