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Revving of engin between 3000 and 4000 revs on ople astra is it the timing belt

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  • Bassa Skinn Dec 10, 2014

    2001 model astra no computer input i think

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Please explain what is happening. Timing belts have nothing to do with engine rpms other than to keep the valves in correct time. If the engine just revs up to 3-4000rpms then there are other sensors that are faulty. run the fault codes to find out which ones may need fixing.

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  • Bill Boyd Dec 10, 2014

    if you vehicle has ECM system, (fuel injected no carburettor) then it will have codes. They will, be read by a code that flashes in a code reading pen and be like morse code. Of course if you have a carby then check for the fast idle setting on the choke system as it may be jammed on or again check under the accelerator pedal for something that will not allow the pedal to return to correct position ( bad cable)

  • Bassa Skinn Jan 25, 2015

    it turned that the clutch was burnt out

  • Bill Boyd Jan 25, 2015

    how in the world would you expect that answer from the problem you described.

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