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A Small Family Car manufactured by Opel since 1991.

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Opel corsa 1.4t 2016 mixing coolant into oil

My opel corsa 1.4t with B14net engine is mixing coolant into oil as result oil tank fills above max. I have cylinder head checked and is fine,replaced gasket and oil cooler and temperature is fine. It ...
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Astra J 2013 leak

i have a massive leak on my astra 2013. I have attached the picture next to the filter. Can someone please tell what this is and how serious of an issue it is?
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Rubbing noise from clutch

Vauxhall astra sri 2011 reg When I drive car and it is in gear a grinding rubbing noise happens.
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Auto transmission slow to engage drive

Auto transmission slow to engage drive and gets worse as the car warms up, after 15 minutes and almost refuses to engage drive at all. Reverse is ok though. If drive does engage it can change up ...
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Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Sri 2012

Can anyone tell me if my Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Sri 2012 has a DMf? It’s making a rattling noise when driving but then stops when I put the clutch down
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Difference between bulb sockets

What is the difference between the following bulb sockets: b8.5d, b8.4d and bx8.4d? Are they interchangeable? (And especially, what's the difference with the x and non-x version?) Background: I need ...
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why is my gearbox still grinding after a full new clutch kit and a gearbox refurbishnemt?

I have a 65-plate Vauxhall Astra Sri. I've had this car for less than two years and have already replaced the full clutch kit once(£1300). 11 months after this (December 2022) I had issues where it ...
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Best way to take a line from the fuse box (in engine bay) to cabin?

This may be a dumb question - I'm looking for the best way to take a line from an engine bay mounted fuse box to the cabin, without the threat of leakage/detritus entering the cabin - I'm looking into ...
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My Opel Astra 2000 1.6 randomly sometines Switches off whenever Moving from gear 5 downhill to Neutral

Hey guys I Urgently need help with my Opel Astra 1.6 2000 for I work with it.. It doesn't have HARD starting nor rough idle,but Tends to want to Switch off at times whenever Driving from Gear 5 to ...
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Astra h, gear box overflow plug location

I have Holden Astra 2008 wagon. Engine z18-xer (1.8 litres) with 4 steps automatical transmission (AF17). I need to replace transmission fluid. Please help me find an overflow plug, (it is also called ...
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Opel Astra H - lowering original temperature the fan kicks in

I have got Astra H, Z16XEP engine. The engine operates in very high temperatures originally - 105-113°C. I want to lower a bit temperature the radiator fan kicks in: currently 113°. How that could be ...
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2001 Opel Astra 2.0 diesel - service light comes on on idle, goes out when driving

After the engine gets a bit warm (less than 80C), whenever I stop and the engine RPM go down to idling (or I put it in neutral while driving), service light comes on. When I start driving and ...
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New windshield wipers seem ineffective

My car, a 2004 Opel Astra, has new windshield wipers. Whenever I go to use them (since it's the start of winter right now) they wipe some water off, but it's never a "clean" wipe (like a .. ...
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No pressure on the clutch master and slave cylinder changed leaking on the bottom of the gear box

Opel astra 2007 1.4 slave and master cylinder replaced but still the leak on the gear box underneath can be seen when you pumping the clutch
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Car seems to be not dynamic enough, accelerates poorly

The car is Opel Astra H (2006, 1.6L). I'm having problems with this as the symptoms don't appear all the time so it's hard for a mechanic to diagnose. Since i bought the car i had slight problems with ...
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I have an Opel Astra H 2008 Bluetooth adapter and need to install a power switch for it

So I have a 2008 Astra H with the default radio. I have installed a CTAVXBT001 Bluetooth kit. I want to be able to switch it on/off by adding a switch to the adaptors wire. I have my soldering kit ...
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Rhythmic grinding noise most audible when idle

Hi not sure if this is the right place to ask. I have a 2011 EU Vauxhall Astra, with about 120k miles, that’s making a strange rhythmic grinding sound. The timing belt was recently replaced as it was ...
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Notice "Broken right city light" in Opel Astra J, but with good tail lights

I have a 2011 Opel Astra J that shows two notices on start-up: broken right city light (message shown is in Dutch, my translation) service brake lights (message shown is in Dutch, my translation). ...
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Is it safe to add fuel filter(s) to a car

I have an OPEL ASTRA H (A04) | 2004.01-2014.05 - 1.6 (L48) - 1598ccm 105pk petrol car, which has the fuel filter built into the fuel pump, which is located in the tank. The pump and fuel filter are ...
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Gearbox vibrates vibrates on 1st gear and reverse

Opel astr g z18xe 2001.i have just changed my clutch plate only not the pressure and flywheel plate. Gear box vibrates when it is on 1st gear even on reverse. Why?
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Indicators and speedometer don't work, hazard lights do - is this a problem of the flasher relay?

I've recently been working on my wife's car, a Holden Astra 2000, replacing the blower motor resistor. Somehow, since doing this work, the indicators and speedometer have stopped working, yet the ...
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04 Astra TS CDX: traction control light on, then power loss. No codes

This is the Australian model (Holden). Automatic transmission. About a month ago I was driving normally and the service light and traction control light came on at the same time. Performance didn't ...
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What is the component near air filter in Astra G

In my Opel Astra G selection 1.4 I found a blue plug connection, what might be its use? It's near the air filter.
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What is the button near oil dipstick in Astra G

I have an Astra G selection 1.4, and near the oil dipstick I have a button that has a triangle and an exclamation mark. What is the use of it?
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Thermostat Throttle Body Heater Inlet Pipe Astra-H 55574685 or 55354563

Throttle Body Heater Inlet Pipe has cracked on my Opel/Holden Astra-H 2008, engine Z18XER (chevrolet F18D4). I need Throttle Body Water Inlet Pipe 55354563 It will cost me about 40$ But similar ...
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Astra h 1.9 88kw 2006

I am having problems with Astra h 1.9 88kw 2006, it's constantly going in limp mode during driving, once I put it on diagnostics it's saying gas pedal, I change it and still have a problem, can ...
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Can anyone help me identify this pipe in my engine bay?

Hi. This pipe has recently developed an oil leak. It is the one I have highlighted in red. Cannot seem to get a definitive answer as to what the pipe actually is. Can anyone help me identify it ...
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Vauxhall Astra rev/rpm go high when I put my accelerator down after changing gears

I have a 2006 Vauxhall Astra SRI 1.8. Recently I have been experiencing an issue where after I change gear and put gas down, the car revs and seems like little/no power is actually going to the wheels....
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Strange Artifacts on Astra H Info Display. Scratches?

I'm having a problem on my car (2008 Astra H). Since a couple of weeks it's showing some kind of artifacts on the central LCD screen. The screen is not tactile. Touching it doesn't seem to help. I don'...
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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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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 is a 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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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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