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Vauxhall..An engine management light has come..low fuel..warning light

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I have a 2006 Vauxhall Vectra estate 1.9 Diesel. An engine management light has come on, the one shaped like an engine next to the low fuel warning light. The car has lost power and is blowing out lots of black smoke. What could be the problem ?
Welcome to Just Answer. This light comes on when the engine computer (ECU) detects a fault with one of its sensors or circuits.

When this happens it stores a fault code and then uses a back up program sometimes called limp mode, this is used to enable you to carry on with your journey or to enable you to get to a garage.

The fault may be relatively harmless or may lead to a breakdown or damage to the catalytic converter depending on which sensor or circuit is affected.

There are a few things on the Z19 engine that can cause these symptoms including...split boost pipes , faulty swirl valves , faulty turbo actuator system but most probable would be a stuck open EGR valve.

To be sure you need to take your car to a garage and have it put on a diagnostic computer to have the fault codes read, most good garages have the kit for this not just main dealers, you should phone around for a quote for a diagnostic test.

I hope this helps, best regards, Vauxdoc.
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