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Questions tagged [vauxhall]

UK carmaker, part of the GM group. Known for models such as the Astra, Corsa and Vectra, which are often branded as Opel, Holden etc elsewhere in the world

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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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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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central locking failure

I have a 2008 Vauxhall zafira. I have had a central locking issue with it for a number of weeks now. the doors will not open using the key fob. only the boot. I have to open the drivers door with the ...
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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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P0171 “System too lean” error in Vauxhall Corsa 2011 - comes on intermittently

I am getting an engine fault light in my Vauxhall Corsa 2011 with fault code P0171 "System too lean" This is not constantly on and only comes on intermittently. This caused a problem when taking it ...
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Gm intelilink upgrade

I have a Vauxhall astra excite 2015 plate and i was wondering if there was anyway of upgrading from that horrible orange screen to a more efficient touchscreen, i would normally know these things but ...
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Loss of power / warning lights amber

I drive a Vauxhall Antara 2009 automatic. This morning I had just left home when I felt as if the car had lost power . When I looked at the dash four lights were on. Engine/transmission management , ...
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astravan td intermittently stalling at low revs when warm

my 05 vauxhall astravan 1.7TD can run fine for a couple of weeks then out of the blue it stalls at low revs when warm. It will restart ok but will not tick over. Once cool it could be ok again for a ...
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Vauxhall Corsa won't start, lights/radio working fine

I have a 1.2L Petrol 2008 Corsa that won't start. For the last couple of months the battery light would start flashing once every couple of weeks when starting the engine. I don't do long trips often,...
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Ticking noise 2011 vauxhall corsa

I currently have a 2011 Corsa SXI 1.4 Petrol sitting at 54000 miles. I recently purchased this about a month ago and had noticed that there is this mysterious ticking noise. Startup No ticking sound ...
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Car has started abnormally slowing when clutch engaged

A couple of days ago was turning into my street and I noticed that I was slowing down when I engaged the clutch to shift down. I would expect to coast with the clutch depressed but the car was ...
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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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Clutch pedal takes a second to return, sometimes

I was renting a 2018 Mokka yesterday with either 5k,14k or 17k miles. At first it was fine. Then it would only provide sufficient power up to 3k RPM and not engage the Cruise Control. Eventually at ...
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How to remove gear knob on Vauxhall Vectra

The chrome is peeling off my manual gear (shifter) knob. The car was first registered in 2004, and has a lift-to-shift knob. Can I replace just the knob (ie not the lever, cable)? Eg with something ...
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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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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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Car shuddering, losing power

I have a VX Commodore 2000. A few times over the last few days it started to shudder as I reversed into a park and was about to conk out as I switched it off, then later as I drove home it started to ...
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Tyre swapping on corsa 2013

I need a advice. I had one front tyre damaged, side cut on tyre so i ordered two new tyres and had them replaced at the tyre fitting place. Other front tyre was in grate condition so i asked a fitter ...
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Is an AC compressor's clutch supposed to cycle off when the RPMs become low enough?

The car is a Vauxhall Agila A and the compressor is a Delphi CVC internally controlled compressor, so it's basically supposed to never cycle while the AC is on. The transmission is obviously manual (...
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Weird symptoms from the clutch

I drive Vauxhall Insignia diesel, 2.0. Never had any problems with a clutch, and yesterday it developed 3 faults! There is a grinding noise when the clutch pedal is pressed, not very loud. But ...
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Engine over filled with oil

This is a 2007 Vauxhall Antara 2.0 L CDTI. Four months ago I took my car to a local garage chain to do some tyre adjustments and thought I might as well let them change my oil and oil filter. All ...
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Car Clutch issue after repair Vauxhall Zafira 2007

I replaced the gearbox cable at mechanic and after that the clutch box is not working properly. All the gears are very loose and the first gear sometimes works as a reverse gear but the reverse gear ...
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Vauxhall/Opel/GM Vivaro 'Alarm Pre-installation Kit'?

My mate, upon having just obtained a Vivaro 1.6 CDTI, read something in the manual and I'm curious as to what the 'Alarm Pre-Installation Kit' is. I've never heard of anything like this, and looking ...
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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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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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Noise/buzzing on my insignia

When i unlock ny car and get in, I can hear a faint but noticable noise coming from the cabin of the car. I can hear it before and after i turn the engine on/off.(its always when the engine is off). ...
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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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Car lost all power, garage cant fix it, spark plug / coil pack replacement?

I have a Corsa model D 2011 plate. 3 months ago it went jerky and lost most of its power. I took it in and they said it was coil pack and changed it. They didnt change spark plugs, so I did that ...
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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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Vauxhall Viva clutch slipping - does it need the work that's being quoted?

Hi I have a Vauxhall Viva which I purchased new in Dec 2015. I have just had to put it in a garage because the clutch is slipping. Now I am not a mechanic so excuse the way I describe this.... ...
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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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Help tracking down a battery drain issue on a 2007 Vauxhall Corsa

I'm really hoping someone can help track down a battery drain issue with a 2007 Vauxhall Corsa. We've been back and forth to a Vauxhall garage with this car since we bought it and have had a hell of ...
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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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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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Gear stuck in neutral when engine is running

Today when I tried entering a roundabout, my 2003 Astra's gearbox got stuck in neutral as I tried shifting to first. I finally managed to shift after wiggling the stick around and applying more force, ...
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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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Vauxhall Zafira rear lights not working

Hi all I have a 2006 Vauxhall Zafira and have a problem with my rear passenger side lights, the indicator is working fine but no brake light or evening lights I have changed all the bulbs and still ...
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Antara Electronic Handbrake

2 Weeks ago I had my Vauxhall Antara in for a full service and MOT to of which it passed. On getting the car back i noticed on a couple of occasions that the handbrake wasnt engaging properly on a ...
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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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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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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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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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Burning Smell and smoke

I know almost nothing about cars, I have an 05 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 The other day I had to brake hard, like the hardest I've ever braked, but it wasn't full foot down. As I stopped, I noticed a large ...
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Do all airbag squibs on Opel Corsa C include steering angle sensor?

Do all the airbag squibs on an Opel/Vauxhall Corsa C include steering angle sensor? I mean is the steering angle sensor included in the part even on cars that do not have ESP/ESC (Electronic Stability ...
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Increase my cars BHP?

I have a corsa, it's very slow and sluggish. It's my first car and feel like it could do with something to give it a kick. Here's my specs any reccomendations what I can do with it?