Engine just stopped when I was driving today.

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IanCurtis
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Engine just stopped when I was driving today.

Post by IanCurtis » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:51 pm

Today I was driving normally and the engine just died on my Astra 1.0, 2016. I tried to restart for at least ten times, also locked the car and let it rest for a while, with no luck. A friend did come to tow me to the dealer. Unfortunately I did not have the towing screw, as they obviously forgot to attach one, but all of a sudden the car started. The yellow engine light was on, but the car felt normal when I drove it to the dealer. It is still there as they haven't looked at it yet.

Have you any idea here on the forum what could be the problem? It is also dangerous if the car just stops.


Scotty_b
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Re: Engine just stopped when I was driving today.

Post by Scotty_b » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:04 am

Fuel pump?
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Redman
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Re: Engine just stopped when I was driving today.

Post by Redman » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:58 am

Was the engine up to temperature or cold?
You can end up flooding (wetting the spark plugs so no spark)the engine trying to restart it several times. If it happens keep accelerator pedal to the floor when starting and the engine ecu recognises you are possibly trying to start a flooded engine. It limits fuel entering the engine until it fires


IanCurtis
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Re: Engine just stopped when I was driving today.

Post by IanCurtis » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:42 pm

The car was up to temperature when it happened and I was driving in about 60 km/h. After some failed attempts to start I also had the pedal to the metal with no luck. Today I got the car back, but I am not sure they did so much, besides resetting the engine light and checking that the ECU software was up to date. The car worked as normal when I drove it back home from the dealer.


Ivanzu
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Re: Engine just stopped when I was driving today.

Post by Ivanzu » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:05 pm

Could been a software glitch.


nsanderson
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Re: Engine just stopped when I was driving today.

Post by nsanderson » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:19 pm

Ivanzu wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:05 pm
Could been a software glitch.
Yep, some parts of the Astra's software does seem a bit 'beta'. Odd things like the temperature gauge not appearing to update, the radio panel occasionally going unresponsive. All things that it only does once and you can't reproduce it! :roll:
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Ivanzu
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Re: Engine just stopped when I was driving today.

Post by Ivanzu » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:32 pm

Yup, especially if it's early model.


Sphiwe73
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Re: Engine just stopped when I was driving today.

Post by Sphiwe73 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:54 am

Same thing happened to me twice on my 1.6TS, and I still can't prove it. At first I thought it was due to low fuel, but it suddenly started and I went to fill my tank.
Second time my fuel was in good range, and fortunately I was on a down slope so I took advantage of that to kick-start it.


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Re: Engine just stopped when I was driving today.

Post by LunD^dk » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:56 am

I've had mine shut off while driving once too. It was my wife driving it and she called and said it just went out and could not start again.

Ive went out to help her, and 2 minutes later it started just fine and there has been no problems since then. It was 2 months ago when the car was almost brand new. I never knew what happened.


IanCurtis
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Re: Engine just stopped when I was driving today.

Post by IanCurtis » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:36 pm

Could it just be software glitch. For instance when driving in 56 km/h on the third gear and using windshield wipers and you have seat heater on and the radio is on channel 3, etc. ?


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