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I got a 1.4sri m reg. have been having a few probs with it like when i start it when its cold it over revs and i have to sit there for about 10mins for it to warm up so i can drive it and even then it jumps quite a bit. this is really annoying me now does anyone have a clue what it could be? i know my clutch is on its was out but would this affect it? thank u
 

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it's got nothing to do with your clutch, chances are it's your idle speed control stepper motor sticking. this is usually an ongoing problem, because the tip of the valve on the end of the motor gets covered in crud and leaks air into the throttle body, causing your over-revving.
it's located on the throttle body towards the bottom and faces backwards with a 4-pin connector on the back. it's got 2x small torx bolts holding it into the throttle body and has an o-ring seal (be sure to grease that before you put it back in.)
 

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Thank you a few people have said that now, am taking it down to my friends garage in a bit so i hope he can sort it for me :) also will that be why it jumps when i first drive it?
 

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_K_ you haven't given an update....

Car is all fixed.

The over revving and jumping.. well that was my fault. I took the piper ind kit off my corsa-b rebuild project and stuck it on k's car when I bought it for her and the pipe was split (I honestly though't I'd taped it up properly!). How much egg did I have on my face, and the glare from _K_.. if looks could kill!, when my mechanic friend realised as soon as we popped the bonnet that the pipe was letting in freezing cold air all the time! He gaffa taped it up properly and hey presto. First problem solved.

I don't think _K_ can believe that she drove the car around for 2 weeks with it coughing and spluttering and over-revving when all along a foot long piece of tape solved the problem. Oops. Sorry _K_.

_K_'s B went into the garage on Friday and had the clutch replaced. The B is now all fully functional and finally _K_ is happy with it! (I hope?)
 

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glad its running ok then, one of the problems of discussing faults on a forum is that we can only advise what it is or might be, sometimes it is something really simple like that lol.
i've been thinking about getting a new clutch for christmas, its done over 100k on the original clutch, which isnt too bad really but it is juddering a little when its cold, i guess i'll have to see what santa brings this year eh? lol.
 

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glad its running ok then, one of the problems of discussing faults on a forum is that we can only advise what it is or might be, sometimes it is something really simple like that lol.
i've been thinking about getting a new clutch for christmas, its done over 100k on the original clutch, which isnt too bad really but it is juddering a little when its cold, i guess i'll have to see what santa brings this year eh? lol.
The C that I drive is juddering in the mornings on the clutch. Will have to look at getting that done in the new year as wel.
 

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On that subject mines just started to do it. I had a new clutch fitted a few months back aswell.
 

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might just be the friction plate flinging some of the dust deposits out of the clutch after it's settled down for a while, ill pull the bellhousing cover off and see how its doing sometime, might just need blowing out with an air-line and some brake cleaner.
 

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Only way I can acess the bloody thing on mine is to drop the gearbox.
 

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thats unlucky mate, lad at work from vauxhall reckons you can change the clutch on mine without taking the gearbox off, but ive yet to try it.
 

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Yeah I think you can, I remember on my old 1.2 8v there was a plate that could be removed and you could gain access from there.
Not sure how hard it would be though.
 

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from what i remember, remove the plate and get someone to hold the clutch down while you jam the lever with a chisel and some cable ties, then thread some copper brake pipe between the diaphragm spring and the clutch plate. then take the cover off the end of the gearbox and pull the front shaft out of the gear cluster with a slide hammer until it's about an inch or so out of the release bearing, then remove the bolts holding the pressure plate assembly onto the flywheel. assembly should be the reverse of all that, but i've yet to try it.
 

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Good Luck lol. Luckily when I changed the clutch on that car I also changed the engine so did it whilst it was all seperated.
 

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How much do you think a new clutch would cost? (for 1.2 8v) mine also judders, and makes noises which it shouldnt when its released, im guessing thats the thrust bearing?
 

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Too true. My brothers just had to pay £170 to get a clutch changed on his escort gti because the 1 fitted previously was failing. The same garage that fitted the new one, fitted the old one, but failed to mention it was second hand at the time, and charged for a new one.
So he had a clutch in for just over a year and then the problems began.
 

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How much do you think a new clutch would cost? (for 1.2 8v) mine also judders, and makes noises which it shouldnt when its released, im guessing thats the thrust bearing?
I got a new one for the x16xe engine for £45. Garage wanted £165 for the clutch alone.
Ebay is a really good place to look. Just make sure it's a decent make one.
I reckon if your lucky you should be able to get one for about £20-30.
 

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Spank you lee :thumbs_up: i will have a look now i think, see what i can find
 

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My corsa 1.2 sxi has been having problems which only appeared today.
No 1st or second gear others and reverse ok. Is it my clutch or linkage.
And what sort of arrangement is it in? I know nothing about these at all having had mainly fords b4. All i know is its hydraulic.
 

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My corsa 1.2 sxi has been having problems which only appeared today.
No 1st or second gear others and reverse ok. Is it my clutch or linkage.
And what sort of arrangement is it in? I know nothing about these at all having had mainly fords b4. All i know is its hydraulic.
Clutch will have nothing to do with it as you can get the other gears, possibly bent selector fork, or damaged syncros.
 
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