I've spent a crazy amount of money on my car lately and I still have the same problem.

I've replaced the:

  1. Catalyst Converter
  2. Radiator
  3. Starter Motor
  4. EGR Valve
  5. Track Rod ends & Wheel Bearings

The problem I have still is that when I start the car in the morning or after work.. So the car has been resting for more than 7/8 hours. At around 1500-2000 revolutions the ASR light comes on a the engine starts to shake like made. Leaving the car to warm-up for 10 minutes or so sometimes cures the problem. And once I try to pull ofF from low revs with the ASR stuck on.. The car shudders. Can anyone identify what is happening?

I'm so fed up of the it. I bought it for around £2200 and i've probably spent that much on repairs.. labour costs.

Thanks in advance!


Classic fuel starvation, probably caused by an old, gummed up fuel filter. Replace the fuel filter and purge the injectors (remove them from the head, crank the engine a few times and clean the injectors thoroughly).

If this doesn't solve things get the fault codes read as it could be something like a problem with the injector loom.

  • From just reading this, it gives me hope that the car is not on it's last legs... I'll forward this to a mechanic and get them to do it! :) Thanks! I'll update with any info. – cwiggo Jul 21 '15 at 12:39
  • But does this explain the ASR issue? – cwiggo Jul 21 '15 at 14:22
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    Yes, the ASR light will go crazy when the car is running with low power because it's a fly by wire throttle and it's expecting to see much more "go" than it's actually seeing. – Steve Matthews Jul 21 '15 at 15:26

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