Opel corsa low idling and poor performance


Asked by Eben May 17, 2019 at 12:42 PM about the 2003 Opel Corsa

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi guys. I have a 2003 opel corsa 1.6is utility
bakkie, corsa B. I don't know what to do anymore.
When I start her up she idles ok but only when the
orange light on the dash comes on. When that
light is not on the Bakkie idles so low that it
sounds like it wants to cut out and when I
accelerate it sputter a bit before it revs smooth
and it sounds like it is running on 3 cylinders. At
this moment the Bakkie is so heavy on petrol that
I'm trying to drive her as little as possible. I have
replaced the crank sensor, the cam pulley, spark
plugs, plug leads, idle sensor, map sensor and the
tps and the Bakkie still does the same. Yesterday I
put in a bottle of injector cleaner and after a while
that I was driving I realize that my idling became
better but this morning when I started her up it
was back to square one. Can it be that I have dirty
or faulty fuel injectors? Please help, Im desperate
because this bakkie is my income. I need it to be
reliable for work purposes. At this moment I'm
getting only like 7km per litre petrol. That is damn
low for a 1600cc. Thanks in advance.

3 Answers


Hi please whatsapp me on 0740784593 will assist from there.

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Thanks Johan. Will do

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Hallo Eben, has your problem been resolved ? I have a Idling problem on my 1400 2005 Corsa bakkie.It starts easily, even when cold and have no problem when driving, sometimes it idles 100% and then suddenly it idles low or stalls. Have replaced lot of sensors, plugwires as well, I am suspecting the coilpack. It also has a petrol smell when switched off as if all petrol did not burn, any Idea guy's ? Thanks Jan 0813477029

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