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How to check brakes on Opel Corsa B 1.3, 1998 model, sedan

I suspect I may have reached the end of my Opel Corsa B's brake shoe/pad life. Over the last few drives the breaks feel a little less effective. A little more slippery/harder. I can feel a slight ...
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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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What happened to my car?

I have a 2010 Corsa. It has been fine for over 250,000 miles (400,000 km) and just passed MOT last month. Driving home last night, it died on me. It was pulled out of a junction, got into 3rd when the ...
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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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Opel Corsa D cannot idle on start and dies instantly

I have an 16 year old Opel Corsa D 1.2 80HP ECOTEC and i stopped at a traffic light and after i went in neutral my car couldnt idle and the motor died. It actually stuttered for half a second around ...
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My 1.4 corsa looses power and judders

I have a 2018 corsa with 89000 on it is just looses power when am driving like it’s going into limp mode but doesn’t. And when I’m at a stop it judders and cuts out but starts straight back up no ...
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Hello. I have opel astra h 2005 . No electric power in dashboard and switch control not working

I have opel astra h 2005 . No electric power in dashboard and switch control not working but when I remove the abs connector the dashboard electric come back but not working
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What is the typical battery power consumption of a parked car?

My car (2014 Opel Zafira-B) has some weird electrical issues where it randomly and suddenly drains the battery, sometimes while driving. While diagnosing the issue I also measured the power drain when ...
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Diesel engine problems only in summer

I own an Opel (Vauxhall) Tigra (2006) with a 1.3 diesel engine (Z13DT, over 110000 miles). To start, in the past One-two years ago, the check engine light would come on regularly in the summer with ...
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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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How do I check the transmission fluid levels in an 2008 Opel Combo C?

How can I check the level of tbe transmission fluid in my 2008 Opel Combo C manual? I recently experience problems with my transmission/changing gears and would like to check my transmission fluid ...
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Why is it hard to shift gears?

Why is my transmission extremely stiff and resistant to changing gears when I drive? I drive an Opel Combo C manual. While driving through the mountains, and lots of engine braking, I noticed a smell ...
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How to remove unoriginal USB cable on the dashboard?

In my Opel Meriva B, I have this unoriginal USB cable going out of the top of the dashboard. It was already there as I bought the car from the previous owner. I never used the cable and I would like ...
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Can i use old ecu on replacement enigine with same model number

so basically head gasket went in my zafira, engine number z16xep. After all the damage to pistons and cylinder etc it is cheaper to get replacement engine.. that's what I did. Its the same 1.6 twin ...
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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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Opel Corsa 1.7 DTI -2009

The spanner light flashes... when I tried starting the vehicle it starts for a second or 2 then switches off. I disconnected the battery terminals and reconnected them after 30 minutes. problem still ...
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Chip tuning simultaneously decreasing fuel consumption and increasing performance

Recently, I came across the webpage of a tuning shop where the shop claims that by doing chip tuning they can simultaneously achieve superior performance and less fuel consumption (based on how they ...
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How can I find out where pre-cut lead-through under glove compartment for passenger compartment heater on Opel Corsa Combo 2015 goes?

I'm about to mount a passenger compartment heater cable on my Opel Corsa Combo 2015, but I'm a bit unsure how to use the dedicated lead-through. Under the glove compartment there are two pre-cut holes ...
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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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Opel Corsa 1.7dti utility 2005 Fuel Delivery Problem

I have an opel corsa 1.7dti utility 2005 model. I serviced my car recently and after I serviced the car it wouldn't start. It turned over but it wouldn't start. I primed the diesel filter by pouring ...
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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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Excessive gas in the cylinders (Opel Vectra A 1994 engine 20NE)

There is not any ECU fault. When the connector of the temperature sensor is connected, the injectors spray excessive gas and it makes the start hard and also causes an unstable idling. But when its ...
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ECU fault codes (Opel Vectra A 1994 engine 20NE)

I have really hard start, bad idling, and sometimes engine goes off gradually in about 5 seconds. I've done the paper clip test with the 10 pin ALDL connector and the error codes are: code 21 ...
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Adjusting air flow meter (Opel Vectra A 1994)

Is it possible to diy adjust the air flow meter of the mentioned car? if so, how and what do i need? Opel Vectra A 2.0 1994 engine: 20NE Thanks The AFM box was sealed and clean. I just opened the ...
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Opel Vectra A 1994 Service/Repair Manual [closed]

yes, it's a tired buddy, not from exploring the roads but from the previous owners' behavior.There is not any authorized repair shop in my country and i give up on spending for nothing. I feel like a ...
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Opel Zafira A enters safe mode above 3500 rpm

I have Zafira A (2002) 2.0 dti and recently when engine reaches about 3500 rpm (regardless gear or speed) it enters safe mode and won't go above 2500 rpm, also loses power. Ofcourse, after I stop the ...
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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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Corsa 1.7 DTI no Boost at low rpms

I own a Corsa c 1.7 DTI (Isuzu) engine which is having issues with boost. Problem describe: When i start driving from 0 rmp to 2.5 is going very low.. After 2.5 rpms it will start getting as normal, ...
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Ignition turn off

I use Opel Corsa D 1.3cdti. The ignition mostly turns off when I’m descending hill with neutral gear. What could be the problem?
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Car has a vibration when driven more than 120km/h

I use opel corsa CDi 1.4. I was able to drive more than 160km/h but lately it’s hard to drive more than 120km/h. Steer begins to shake after 120km/h and goes to even 140km/h. What could be the ...
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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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Corsa life 1.2 oil/engine problem

No lights have came on at all to tell me the car was running low on oil. Drove home today and smoke was coming from under the hood and burning smell. The car is still turning over but when I looked at ...
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car will not turn over when key turned

I have a 2005 Opel Corsa 1.2 petrol. The car will not turn over when key turned. The dash lights are not on,( headlights, radio, c/locking are working) wipers not working when ignition on. The battery ...
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Car manual recommends ACEA A3/B4 oil, service personal put ACEA A3/B3. Is this a big deal? Will the car break down?

2007 Opel Vivaro 2.0 CDTI (Diesel) no DPF Milage: 220 000 km They used Kroon Oil emperol diesel 10W-40: ACEA A3/B3 API SL/CF MB 229.1 VW 501.01/505.00 https://www.kroon-oil.com/en/catalogue/...
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What is difference whether the silencer has got one or two exhaust pipes?

My 1999 Opel Vectra B has got one exhaust pipe at the silencer. Now I have to exchange it and see models with one either two exhaust pipes. What's the difference?
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Opel 2.0 CDTI when revved past 2500 rpm won't pull

My 2014 Opel/Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTI with a manual transmission has some acceleration problems in 4th 5th 6th gears. In those higher gears if I floor the gas pedal, the car will accelerate and ...
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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 Vivaro not starting after reversed jumped cables attached

just the other day i inadvertently reversed the polarity when attaching jump cables to my opel vivaro van, it was 6am and i was working with a torch and didnt realise until i hooked the live up on the ...
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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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