Opel Lite 1.4 2004 - After about 18km car looses power, jerks, then comes right, then feels like car is being held back

Asked by Jun 21, 2018 at 04:14 AM about the 2004 Opel Corsa

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi, after driving +/- 18km the car begins to jerk, shudder back and forth, then if I can get my revs high again, it comes right for a short time then gets progressively worst again to the point you are giving it petrol and it wants to go, but it feels like something is holding it back. We have replaced the spark plugs, spark plug wires, throttle sensor, idol sensor, petrol filter, air filter to no avail. The mechanic says we must first go to an auto electrition to sort of the dash board issue, which is when non of the gauges work, and the speedometer just flashes. This can come right when we take the switch out and plug back in then it works again until we turn off the car. They say it looks like the cluster must be replaced. We dont have money for that right now, and feel that it is unrelated to this more serious issue we are having, as the car gets so bad, it wants to cut out if you dont give it enough petrol, and when it gets that bad it sounds like it is firing on less cylinders, but that too comes right after a time.......please can anyone assist us, we are broke :-)

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