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German motor manufacturer, part of General Motors.

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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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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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Spark jumping off wires and into any ground near them. Wires are new

I have an old opel astra 2.0 8v. Thing is car idles rough and you can feel it misfiring very often, mostly at idle. In the dark you can see 3 of 4 cylinders have the spark jumping off the wire boot ...
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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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Radiator fan not turning on automatically

Make and model: 1999 Opel Corsa 1.3l My radiator fan doesn't turn on automatically when the engine starts heating up. I have to stop the car and physically plug it out to work. Any suggestions on ...
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In a opel zafira 2008 oil leaking into the coolant bottle

I have a opel zafira 2008 it has oil leaking into the coolant bottle but I had a compression test done and it came back fine so what else could it be
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Opel vectra 1997 temperature gauge not working

I have 97 Opel vectra, temperature gauge stopped working all of a sudden, I first suspected that the thermostat failed so, I made sure I got 12V from the input wire then I just replaced the thermostat ...
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Weirdest power loss pattern

I've a CDTI Opel Meriva from 2003. It started having this weird issue 2~ years ago and it hasn't really improved or worsened, but I've taken it to the official Opel service and various mechanics and ...
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Revs go up, but car doesn't increase in speed while shifting. Trouble accelerating

I have a 1.2L Corsa B automatic, and I'm having trouble accelerating. I can only get to 60 mph slowly on flat roads, and about 30-40 on a hill but 70-80 mph downhill. I can feel it hesitating when ...
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Still in limp home mode after fixing turbo hose

I have just replaced a split turbo hose on my 2011 Vauxhall insignia. However after clearing the fault on the ECU the engine is still in limp home mode and the car says "Service vehicle soon" on ...
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What damage can you cause by a parking lot collision without visible dents?

Couple of days ago my car was parked in front of another car. Given that I needed more space to get out of the parking spot, I drove backwards and hit the front of the car behind me. I got out of the ...
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Hi I’ve got a 2013 insignia 2.0CDTI coolant problems

Coolant warning message keeps coming up on dash checked level ok replaced sensor but message keeps coming up help
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Opel Vectra 1.9CDTI 2008 caravan, clutch making a strange noise

I have a Opel Vectra 2008 1.9CDTI caravan. It has 177 000 kilometers behind. I got the gearbox changed to a refitted M32 at local garage. Before the gearbox was changed i got the clutch and DMF ...
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What is this funny noise coming from my car only when I reverse?

My 2003 Opel Agila is making a really funny grinding/squealing noise coming from the front of the car only when I reverse, also when I go forwards sometimes you can hear it but it's really quiet, it's ...
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corsa 1.2 2007 drain battery

I have corsa 1.2 2007 keep losing charge. in the morning start normal. but in the evening not start I try with new battery same things when I plog off the battery wire on the evening car start normal ...
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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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Opel Asta and Chevrolet Cruse VS Hyundai IX35 and Mitsubishi ASX

Opel Astra and Chevrolet Cruse are both belong to GM and share same engine named Z18XER and F18D4. The engine was born in around 2007 and 10 years later it is still being installed on new cars. I put ...
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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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Corse Ecoflex 1.0 oil cap blew off

I was driving home on Friday and with about 3 miles to go hit a pothole pretty hard (no idea if this has anything to do with it) but also noticed it started to smoke when idle (redlight road works as ...
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Engine firing up but dying immediately

The car in question is a ~15year old Opel Corsa C: The engine starts immediately, without any problems. After 2-5 seconds of running the engine just cuts off. There is a blinking CEL, but my reader ...
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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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ECU repair Opel Corsa Diesel

The ECU in my son's Opel Corsa got wet. A common issue with those model's. An auto electrician repaired it by changing a few damaged components. The mechanic installed it but could not start the car. ...
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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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Very low power on 2nd gear all of a sudden

The car in question is an 1998 Opel Vectra 16XEL. Recently, after doing some things on it: Replacing spark plugs Replacing ignition cables Oil change Replacing the gasket under valve cover it ...
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What is the normal voltage of 5-wire oxygen sensor (lambda probe)?

I have got a 2007 Opel Vectra GTS 2.2 Direct car (which still has a high pressure fuel pump problem, yet to be solved). Petrol, 114 kW, engine Z22YH. After getting an P0130-52 (No Plausibility ...
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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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Corsa Infotainment upgrade

I have a 2015 Corsa with Intelilink 3 and I was wondering if there is any way to upgrade it to Android auto. Or do anything that makes google maps run on it.
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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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Positive crankcase pressure in Astra H 2008 Z14XEP

I've been suspecting an issue with the PCV system in my Opel Astra H 2008 with a Z14XEP petrol engine. It blew both the oil pressure switch and (probably, have yet to investigate) the front crankcase ...
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How to remove coolant hose from T piece

I noticed that on an Opel astra F some of the radiator hoses were connected to a T piece using a kind of hose clamp that's unfamiliar to me: There's no screw/spring or other hardware on the bottom. ...
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What breakpad height for 256mm disc

I am going to replace the front break discs and brake pads of my opel vectra b 1997 1.6 16V sedan . The discs are ZIMMERMANN 430.1461.20 256mm. But I cant decide between ate brake pads 13.0460-7052.2 ...
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Is the ABS going to make problems because of the different tire height between the front and the rear?

I'm going to buy tires for my Opel Vectra b 97 fwd. I've been driving with 4 205/45/17 but now I've found 2x205/45/17 and 2x215/45/17 used. I know that there will be a little difference in the height. ...
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Hum from Opel Corsa GplTech when throttling

I've got a 2010 Opel corsa d 1.2 GplTech, now with about 84000 km. The car seems fine, does not consume excessively and even the mechanic said this January that it feels solid. However, when I'm on ...
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Carburetor needle broken

I'm new here! I have an old Opel Kadett KJ 1938 and this part of the carburetor broke: I think it's supposed to be the needle or the float valve. You can see clearly that this part is broken. How ...
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Dipped headlight near side won't turn on

I have a 2004 Opel corsa (right hand drive). The dipped/low beam headlight in the driver side has stopped working. My immediate guess was the bulb so I replaced it and it didn't work. The old bulb ...
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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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Is car not idleing a key problem?

Car have not idle for two years now. Yesterday I disconnected the computer, and reconnected again. Suddenly the car idle's very smoothly. Keeps on idling, but if ignition is switched off, and ...
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Opel Adam 2016 Car feels bouncy

I have a problem with my new Opel Adam (3 months old). I changed the rims it came with (16") 4 days after I purchased the car. Instead of the 16" rims I bought 17 inch rims. However the car ride was ...
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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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Diagnosis on thumping noise from the front

I need a bit of help on diagnosing the source of a rumbling noise. For several weeks I hear a rumble (one or two thumping's) from the front of my car when I do a sharp right turn (90°) in moderate ...
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Speedometer on Opel Corsa sometimes not reacting

The speedometer needle on my Opel Corsa most of the time lies at the top of the scale (200) and doesn't move during driving. Sometimes, however, the needle rests at a different number, such as 140km/h ...
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Electronics work fine, but engine won't start

When I use the main key for the car (Opel Zafira B, 2007, manual), the electronics turn on but the engine won't start. It won't even make a noise as if it was trying to start. With the spare key, ...
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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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Is a bad AFM (Air Flow Meter) a likely cause for fuel cut at high RPM and poor performance at low RPM?

Edit: I answered my own problem, the solution was the AFM (see full answer below). This question is for the same engine and the same car as in the following question: Likely cause of poor performance ...
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Should interior panels be held together with cable ties?

I think I know the answer to my question, but I just wanted to be 100% sure. I recently left my car in to a well known, certified Vauxhall servicing and repairs garage to get a new pedal box. I'll ...
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What is the function of this little red button?

I drive an Opel Corsa, and today I discovered a button under the left storage compartment: The button is on the top edge of the storage compartment, and isn't normally seen. I checked the owner's ...
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Wobbly clutch pedal

I purchased a second hand 2014 Vauxhall/Opel Zafira Tourer 5 days ago. Last night I noticed that the clutch pedal wobbled to the left and right; there's even more movement when the clutch is pressed ...
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Likely cause of poor performance at low RPM but normal at higher RPM?

For a fuel injected, in-line three cylinder 1.0 litre gasoline engine (specifically X10XE I3 found in Opel Corsa B), what is the most statistically likely cause of the following problem, and what ...