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Old 22nd January 2008, 22:01   #1
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Default Opel Corsa 1.4 Model 2001

I am a new member and in a bit of car trouble.

I have an Opel Corsa, which has done about 65 K km. The engine is abslutely fine, but I am feeling a loss of power suddenly (earlier occasionally, now frequently) and the car is not able to cross a speed of even 20 on 1st gear, with almost full throttle. I noticed this happening within 10 - 15 minutes of driving and in some cases, after passing over any bumps / speed brakers.

I got it checked from some local mechanic, other than Opel (as that is too expansive). He said it may be because of jammed brakes, adjusted and I test drove with him for about 4 km, without any problem.

The same day, when I came back from about 6 km drive in the evening I noticed a red glow below my car and was shocked to see that coming from some overheated part (below the gear lever or slightly behind that). Not sure if this is the gearbox, but this sure seems to be some serious trouble

Opel has a horrible resale and I am not likely to get more than 1L on this, so don't want to spend too much.

Need the following help from the forum:

- can some one suggest what can be the trouble
- what is your suggestion - should I try to find some local expert mechanic to get this repaired, even if I do, will Opel sell me the parts if I require.

Need a urgent help on this.
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Old 23rd January 2008, 09:41   #2
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Don't take e wrong - if you are getting 1 lakh then pls sell car asap, in mumbai Opel Corsa's are dirt cheap ,, say 75k.
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Old 23rd January 2008, 23:55   #3
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Default Thanks, I am trying that

Hi,

Thanks, but instead of selling this dirt cheap, I want to retain it as a 2nd car.

Does anyone have some idea on what could be wrong

Thx
Anuj
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could be a fuel pump issue.

My astra ended up the same way...loss of pickup..was quite scary on some inclines.

Suggest you go to GM, take a quote for repair and then decide whether to retain or sell it
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Old 6th February 2008, 18:39   #5
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Anuj,
I would suggest you to go to authorised GM (Opel) workshop to get the problem fixed.
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