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    • Ginnib
    • By Ginnib 9th May 18, 8:04 PM
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    Meriva 2011 fuel problem
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    • 9th May 18, 8:04 PM
    Meriva 2011 fuel problem 9th May 18 at 8:04 PM
    Can anyone help.
    My Meriva keeps jumping when I accelerate as if the fuel isnt getting through and also over accelerates when im stopped. Thought of fuel filter but europarts say life time so presume its the pump but dont want to go to the garage without a better idea and also idea on cost.
    Can anyone help please?
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 9th May 18, 10:24 PM
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    Lifetime fuel filter???

    When was it serviced last and what have the garage said about it?
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    • markudman
    • By markudman 9th May 18, 10:54 PM
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    Hi I take it (lifetime Filter) its petrol, Can you tell me engine size please.

    On the Z16LET from model year 2006, the fuel filter remains outside the fuel tank. On all other petrol engines from chassis number W0L0XCE7564246705, the fuel filter is part of the in-tank module and no longer has to be changed at specified intervals. For this reason, the fuel filter cannot be replaced separately. When carrying out servicing work, the entire in-tank module has to be replaced. '
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 10th May 18, 2:01 AM
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    It can be cleaned though, although most garages wont bother with that. More money/profit to just replace it?
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    • markudman
    • By markudman 10th May 18, 7:40 AM
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    It can be cleaned though, although most garages wont bother with that. More money/profit to just replace it?
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    yes you can clean it,( you can also clean your pistons) but you have to remove the tank its part of the sender unit, I have never had a problem with fuel blockages on the whole range of Vauxhalls with a in tank filter,

    But this being a petrol Vauxhall the problem is more likely a Misfire, as petrol Vauxhall suffer them this.
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    • angrycrow
    • By angrycrow 10th May 18, 8:32 AM
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    Best to get the fault codes read by a garage to see what is going on.

    Don't these have fly by wire accelerator pedals like the Corsa. The Corsa has a known issue with the pedal potentiometers failing which causes incorrect or no signals from the pedal unit.

    Other likely answer as already suggested is misfire from bad coils.
    • Ginnib
    • By Ginnib 10th May 18, 9:40 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 9:40 AM
    Meriva fuel problems
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    • 10th May 18, 9:40 AM
    Thanks guys.
    My service is due in august.
    I have the engine symbol come on when i put in any other fuel than shell and the garage have said it could be the fuel is rubbish but thats the only management light that comes on.
    One of you mentioned misfire, would this cause the same problems.
    If it is the fuel pump is it a big job and expensive?
    Thanks
    • Ginnib
    • By Ginnib 10th May 18, 9:43 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 9:43 AM
    Meriva fuel problems
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    • 10th May 18, 9:43 AM
    Oh and I never have trouble starting the car. The problems are the car seems to splutter on acceleration and over revs when stopped.
    Thanks again for any advice.
    • ratrace
    • By ratrace 10th May 18, 12:21 PM
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    Oh and I never have trouble starting the car. The problems are the car seems to splutter on acceleration and over revs when stopped.
    Thanks again for any advice.
    Originally posted by Ginnib
    Mate you need to take to a garage to have it looked at there is no point in guessing about what it could be, if its petrol it could be plugs, sensors, coils, split pipe etc...

    let them have a look at it then take it from there
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    • oldagetraveller
    • By oldagetraveller 10th May 18, 2:11 PM
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    Best to get the fault codes read by a garage to see what is going on.

    Don't these have fly by wire accelerator pedals like the Corsa. The Corsa has a known issue with the pedal potentiometers failing which causes incorrect or no signals from the pedal unit.

    Other likely answer as already suggested is misfire from bad coils.
    Originally posted by angrycrow
    I've owned two Merivas (Diesel) and seem to remember they were definitely "fly by wire". The last one was a 2008
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 10th May 18, 5:56 PM
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    Thanks guys.
    My service is due in august.
    I have the engine symbol come on when i put in any other fuel than shell and the garage have said it could be the fuel is rubbish but thats the only management light that comes on.
    One of you mentioned misfire, would this cause the same problems.
    If it is the fuel pump is it a big job and expensive?
    Thanks
    Originally posted by Ginnib
    Your service maybe due in august, but thats 3 months away and you maybe causing damage in the meantime.

    You have a fault get it fixed now..
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    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 10th May 18, 7:49 PM
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    My mate had a stuttering on his Astra van, thought it was fuel filter, turned out to be the crankshaft position sensor.
    • markudman
    • By markudman 10th May 18, 9:36 PM
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    Your service maybe due in august, but thats 3 months away and you maybe causing damage in the meantime.

    You have a fault get it fixed now..
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    Yes agree, if your car is misfiring, or over fuelling due to a temp sensor or the likes, you will destroy your cat. you need to get it looked at, even if its only by the AA etc.
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