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Hi Hoping someone can help, driving Astra 1.7 estate (Isuzu) when car suddenly stopped will not start again, battery has plenty of charge, the battery light is on and the 'Electronically controlled engine cooling light on (square box with a star in the middle) which I think would go out if the engine would start, 'brand new' alternator fitted just over a year ago, any advice help would be much appreciated.
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Yes 'engine turning over' new fuel filter fitted 6 months ago, just took top off fuel filter housing, filter looks OK and housing 1/2 full when filter removed..
 

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Fill the filter up until it's full, tighten up, but not too tight, it's easy to pinch the seal....
Try and start it again but be aware it may take a while to start. You could loosen the pipe going into the top of the injector (do the one furthest from the pump) and crank it until fuel comes through.
A tin of easy-start may be an option, although some say not to use it!!
Did you visit a petrol station just before this happened?
 

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Filled the fuel housing full of diesel (filter displaces quite a bit so that could be reason why 1/2 full) I filled the car up last week (with diesel) so i don't think the possibilty of contaminated fuel the cause but used fresh to fill the housing today! still no joy I'll try get some 'quick start' tomorrow I'm willing to try anything as I need the car to be up and running! when the car'died' it did just that ie no cough's or splutter. all and any help much appreciated.
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Unable to get any fuel to the injectors, a quick blast of 'easy start' engine just started but stopped as no fuel available, if anyone can help I'd be most grateful
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No only indicators which are lit-up are alternator (battery is now starting to get low), battery and oil light which would all go out if and when engine could start!
 

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You may have air upto the pump unlock the bleed screw on the pump and crank over fuel/air will come out & then lock off and do injectors too.

Is the fuel solonoid working ok? is the pump pumping ok?
 

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Hi Hoping someone can help, driving Astra 1.7 estate (Isuzu) when car suddenly stopped will not start again, battery has plenty of charge, the battery light is on and the 'Electronically controlled engine cooling light on (square box with a star in the middle) which I think would go out if the engine would start, 'brand new' alternator fitted just over a year ago, any advice help would be much appreciated.
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Dave.
I appear to have a similar problem, my 02 Astra est. 1.7 dti is doing the same, intermittantly. The engine cranks and nothing... leave for a while and starts..? then will run for 5 - 20 minutes and die. no engine faults stay on when running. anyone any ideas??
 

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As above, crack the injector union so it's loose (place rag around it as they're under extreme pressure) and crank the engine over. If no fuel then remove the stop solenoid connector (assuming it has one) and feed it direct from the battery while listening to hear it click. If it does click, try the above test again and if you get fuel this time, you know it's solenoid.
 

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Sorry didn't see last post - if it's running then dying, it's probably a fuel blockage. You can test this theory by feeding the pump from a can. If it's a blockage, you need to clean the fuel system including the tank pick up filter and return line.
 

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yep pump ecu they suffer form dry solder joints and give no warning when they go you cant even fix it with solder as it burns whole circuit board but at £700 to replace its a lot of money ive heard of a fix but cannot guarantee if this works but pb asher for a pump as ive had 1 off them and its perfect 02380333139 give em a call
 

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Hi sound like pump failure, had a few in and pump everytime, not too difficult to change , no special tools needed 3-4 hour job use a fuel can hanging from the open bonnet to gravity bleed the new one, leave it for a while and crank it now and then untill fuel at each injector. (if it is pump!)

Pb asher is best supplier 5-600 quid and never had a problem with their goods.

As a thought does the engine turn over normally with compression when cranking? if not check the cambelt has not snapped!

good luck, Mark
 
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