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Questions tagged [astra]

A Small Family Car manufactured by Opel since 1991.

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Can I replace my AC Compressor myself? 2008 Vauxhall Astra 1.9

On my 2008 Vauxhall Astra 1.9 CDTI my AC Compressor has gone I was wondering how easy it is to replace myself? I'd get the system drained at a garage first. I've included the service instructions ...
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Clonk noise while braking from rear of the car

While driving today, I suddenly heard this noise that seemed coming from the rear of the car. It seems like its coming from the left rear of the car, but be sure nor can I be sure it is coming from ...
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My reverse lights stay on when I'm driving

Lights staying on please advise me what to do
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2008 Vauxhall Astra AC not blowing cold but there is gas in the system

I have a 2008 Vauxhall Astra 1.9 CDTI 8V (Z19DT engine) Elite (it has Climate Control) Today the AC suddenly stopped blowing cold air, it worked fine yesterday so I took my OPCOM unit to read the ...
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"007 astra 1.6 vvt how does the inlet manifold vacuum flaps work and the point of them? [duplicate]

have a astra with a 1.6vvt z16xer engine and would like to understand how the vacuum controlled flaps within the sealed inlet manifold work, the flap. very much like a throttle flap I think? is ...
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astra h 17 cdti clutch problem noise

the clutch make a noise when depressing the about 1/4 inch and stop when depressing clutch flat to the floor you can hear the noise when you pull away from the lights and when in top gear it stops
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Opel Astra G 2.0 dti powerloss at high speed

I recently bought 2001 Astral 2.0 dti (74 kw engine, 240 000 km) and just changed the oil and filters. Today I went for a short drive on a highway and since the road was clear, I decided to test the ...
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Why do we need coolant in throttle valve body inlet in Opel Astra H?

Opel Astra H has an electric driven throttle valve. As I know, coolant in throttle valve body would control bimetal plate responsible for warming up. Why can't it control warm up process based on ...
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Coolant leak on Holden Astra

I had a new drive belt fitted about one month ago max. Now suddenly my Astra is leaking coolant severely and the new drive belt is also damaged and this is where the coolant is leaking! Is this an ...
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Replace whole turbocharger or only the waste-gate actuator?

I have an Opel Astra H Caravan 2008 1.7 CDTI 81kW (type 0035/AHO). I started having some problems with the turbocharger. After reaching a certain velocity on the highway the car suddenly loses power ...
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Get IntelliLink R 4.0 version info (Opel Astra K)

I have a very annoying volume bug with this infotainment system¹ and that is why I would like to get the version info of mine and see if there is an update. So far no about button gives me the ...
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Vauxhall Astra - Poor acceleration above 2000 revs and “chugging” when driving

I have a 2010 diesel Vauxhall Astra it started chugging and I have poor acceleration especially going uphill or when I rev the engine over the 20 on the rev counter, I let the fuel tank go low and I ...
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cam shaft damage noise

My garage has said that my camshaft is badly damaged as the engine is making a tapping and grinding noise. There is no loss of power but the car is 12 years old. I have been told the engine won't take ...
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2002 Vauxhall Astra Diesel Part help?

Can anyone tell me what the part in the red circle is called ? - My engine seems to be missing it all of a sudden (last time I let my Wife borrow the car!) Many thanks
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Throttle body sucking oil into the engine

throttle body sucking oil from the valve cover via the breather hose into the engine .when i pull off the hose with the engine running there is heavy sucking of air into the TB. valve cover and pcv ...
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Can I add a fuel filter to an Astra H 2005 Z16XEP

I own an Opel Astra H 1.6 Caravan 2005 with a manual transmission (from Hamburg, Germany) I'm driving it in a post-soviet with low fuel quality. As there is no fuel filter in the system (I checked ...
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Rumbling noise on sharp left turns

When I do a sharp left turn (like in runabouts or hairpin turns) I hear a rumbling noise (a grumbling sound, often also like rubber rubbing against metal) from the front of my car, also I can feel a ...
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Where fuel filter located on Astra H (2008) Z18XER gasoline injector?

Help me to find the location of a fuel filter on Astra H 2008 wagon (engine Z18XER). Is it the same as on Cruse 2009 F18D4? Astra known as a model of many brands like Opel, Holden, Vauxhall. It is ...
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I went to start my car and nothing happened and no sound

Vauxhall Astra 2000 model ,,,, So I went to start the car everything came on but no sound or clicking, left it for husband​ to try and it clicked then turned over, went to Walsall was revering and it ...
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Cannot get any clutch fluid to the bleed nipple

Vauxhall Astra 1.7 diesel.can somebody help. I have tried to bleed clutch with eeziebleed kit connected to tyre pressure undid bleed nipple but no fluid coming out. Tried pumping pedal still no fluid ...
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Are thick bands of rust on brake rotor indicative of a braking issue?

My father's Opel Astra F 2008 has thick bands of rust on the rear brake rotors. Both brake rotors are almost identical. Is it possible that the pads only cover the non-rusted part of the disk, or is ...
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Diagnosing stuck temperature gauge on Vauxhall Astra Mk3/F

The water temperature gauge on my Mk3 Vauxhall Astra 1.4 (C14SE engine) does not move at all when the car is started - it stays at the bottom (indicating less than 70 degrees). I would like to fix ...
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Coolant and water in oil problem

I have an 06 Vauxhall Astra and it overheated so I filled with antifreeze, 5 miles later it had gone, over last day have been topping up with water and watching when stationary and when driving and ...
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Astra MK6 - when warm, rough idle and shudders while accelerating

Here's a video: https://youtu.be/wYyaW9wRt6U For a couple of months now my car has had a rough idle and shudders while accelerating - Vauxhall Astra J Exclusiv MK6, 4 years old 61k miles spark plugs ...
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Opel Astra J: passenger seat belt warning isn't working, does it affect airbags?

I have an 2013 Opel Astra J, recently noticed that the seat belt warning chime for the passenger seat doesn't work (I don't have any other indication except for that chime), driver's seat chime and ...
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Mk4 Astra judders, runs hot p0420 p0170 p1130

I have a Mk4 Astra 1.8 petrol 2002 130k Miles. When starting the idle speed revs up & down, it judders when driving the first 500metres. Plenty of oil, water was a bit low. During a 2 hour ...
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Stopped to put petrol in my car drove out the garage went 3 mile car cut now wont start [closed]

I stopped to put petrol in my car. Put unleaded petrol in my car, left the garage. I drove the car about 3 miles and then it just stopped running. Now it will not start. What could be wrong?
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Judging self adjusting clutch reserve

I was told that the position of the protruding adjustment springs (indicated in red on the picture) can indicate the thickness of the remaining clutch lining. Is that true and can somebody estimate ...
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Cause of limp mode in Vauxhall Astra which ECU code is relevant?

The engine now runs ok when started cold, but if the weather is very hot or it's started when warm it goes into limp mode, whereby the orange spanner symbol comes on and max acceleration is only 1/3 ...
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Astra H Oil found in coolant

What should I check/replace now? I already replaced a set of gaskets in the oil cooler. It did no help. Engine Z18-XER. Year - 2008. Nothing else happening. No white smoke, no external oil leaking, ...
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2006 vauxhall astra keeps having battery drained and wont start

Hi i bought an 06 astra in october and since then its had 4 batteries and a new alternator but it still dies over night. I was told potentially the radio was draining it and that was a knows fault. I ...
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Vauxhall/Opel Astra H How to remove front door electrical connector

The front door electrical connector on the Astra Mk5 H, is a rectangular multiplug. Is there a special technique for pulling it off. Are there clips which must be released first? Any tips ...
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Mysterious coolant leak HOLDEN ASTRA

Recently I have started to notice that there's coolant (presumably) leaking from the engine. There's no obvious leak when you look at the engine from below right after you have driven it, but it ...
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Vaxhall Astra H 1.9 150PS it stops in the middle of the road by pressing the gas pedal

I have an Astra H 1.9 150ps. During driving when I press the gas pedal to increase the speed of vehicle it stops in the middle of the road, my auto shuts down. This problem is present just when I ...
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High pitch hum/ringing

Ive started to notice that there´s a high pitch hum or ringing (sort of like a high pitch ringing in your ears sometimes) when the engine is running. And when i turn off the engine its like turning ...
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Starter solenoid clicking continuously

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated. My car would not start yesterday. When the ignition was turned, all that could be heard was a continuous clicking which then slowed after a while, ...
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Noise from gearbox since new brake pads and discs

I have a 2006 Vauxhall Astra automatic which was making a wearing sound around left front wheel. I had both front brake pads plus discs replaced. Now when my car is in park with the engine running, I ...
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Opel Astra H CDTI 1.7 ISSUES [closed]

When am speeding there is a car sign with spanner that comes on the dash board. I would like to know what exactly is the fault. Thank you.
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do diesel engines have Idle Air Control Valve?

My problem is that sometimes when my Astra G tdi 1.7 2002 is idling (is not in gear) the RPM will go to 5000-6000 with out me stepping on the gas pedal. The engine accelerates on its own while idling. ...
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Vauxhall Astra Rear Jet Washer

I have a 5 door Vauxhall Astra [Club Twinport] (07 plate). The rear jet washer is blocked some how. The front jets work nicely (although one was initially blocked but the fine needle tip worked well) ...