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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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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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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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Power loss after driving over 15km (engine hot)

I have a 2010 Opel corsa D driven under 50k km. The car was parked outside for 5 weeks as I was in vacation (outside temperature -4deg to +6deg). As I came back I found a strange problem every time I ...
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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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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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Insignia B (MK2 2017) error code P0073 and engine light on

Can anyone advise please what is wrong and how to fix it please? OBD is showing ambient air temperature sensor circuit high thanks
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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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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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My Corsa makes a strange noise after 10mins of driving, any suggestions for the cause?

So my 2007 Corsa Sxi 1.6L started making this noise after an audible 'Ping' happened while driving (at low speed, had just started my journey). It has been inspected by my local garage but they ...
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Rhythmic Metallic grinding noise from under hood

I have a 2012 Vauxhall Astra 1.6L Petrol, the query I have is the same as someone else’s but unfortunately they haven’t updated in 2 years so I assume they’re idle There’s a grinding under the hood ...
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I’ve just brought a Vauxhall Insignia 2012 the steering is not right

I’ve just brought a Vauxhall Insignia 2012 & I’ve got power steering , but when turning full lock it clonks , also when driving the car it seems to pull to the right sometimes , sometimes it’s ...
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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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White smoke from exhaust and loss of power

I have a Vauxhall Zafira and I am losing power, and have white smoke coming out of the back of it. I have had a new reconditioned engine put in literally 2 days ago to fix this issue as they thought ...
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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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What noise would it be timing chain ?? Why

Car: Vauxhall Corsa D 2012 sxi. Engine: A14XER Video link of the issue: https://youtu.be/V1cyy1oL_Hg Is the noise you hear at around 6 7 seconds mark and again around 10 12 seconds mark in in the ...
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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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Vauxhall Corsa 2013 with rough idle - P0016 and P0017

I have a 2013 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Petrol that is suffering from rough idle. It has 48k miles on it. It previously suffered from the same issue and showed OBD code P00171. This was resolved by ...
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Corsa D Stuttering Accelaration with Malfunction Light flashing

I have a 1.2l Vauxhall Corsa D (62 plate) that has done 63K miles. A problem has developed over the last day or two that is becoming a concern, and has got worse over the last 24 hours. Whilst ...
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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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Correct battery for Insignia Sports Tourer

I have 2013 Insignia Elite CDTI AUTO diesel 1956cc. United Kingdom vehicle. How to get the correct car battery and what specifications to look for while choosing the right battery? I tried reading in ...
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Vauxhall Corsa Twinport 2004 - Issue With Passenger Door Lock

I own a Vauxhall Corsa Twinport 2004 and have been experiencing some issues with my passenger door, more specifically with the locking mechanism. On a single press of the key fob the drivers side door ...
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Is it worth getting an OBD2 scanning tool?

I have a Opel Corsa 1999 B type. It is giving me problems now. I have read a little bit about OBD2 scanning tools. But don't know if one could help me, or that I am maybe hoping for too much. I ...
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Location of MAP (Manifold Absolute Pressure) sensor on Corsa D 2012 A14XER Engine

I read online that MAP sensors are usually near/around the intake manifold areas. I have looked all around with torch light as well as feeling by my hands on areas not visible. I could not find it. On ...
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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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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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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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2009 Corsa D 1.4 rattling engine part

My girlfriend's Corsa is making a slightly strange ticking/rattling noise. I've found the cause to be these plastic parts (actuators for something?) and the metal clips that are retaining them. (...
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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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MAF sensor problem?

i have a 2012 vauxhall Zafira 1.7cdti ecoflex motor which has low mpg, i have tested for obd2 codes but there are none,live tests show MAF sensor readings fluctuating from 7.9 to 15.11 g/S on tick ...
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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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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) ...
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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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Vauxhall Zafira running lumpy

Good morning all, So i bought a Zafira, 1.6 Eco tec and all was perfect when i bought it. No fault codes, brand new oil etc etc. started driving it home and got about 5 miles and it starts to jump ...
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HVAC not providing heat in the vehicle

I have a Vauxhall Insignia. I've had the waterpump, thermostat, and housing replaced. It's still not getting hot air in the car. Also, had 2 sniff tests done and compression tests done, both passed? ...
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Left side central locking not fully opening

This relates to my old Vauxhall Meriva 2004. The central locking stopped working so I replaced the micro fuse into slot 19 and hey-presto it started to work again. Well… the right hand side does. ...
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What component failure could cause this?

Despite the temperature here being +13°C today, this 2007 Vauxhall Corsa has started reporting anywhere from -37 to -40. My gut feel is that there must be an external thermostat that has failed, ...
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Cause of engine oil and coolant mixing in head tank of Vauxhall Zafira

I have a Vauxhall Zafira elite (2008) which has overheated and I noticed oil in the coolant in the head tank. Would a malfunctioning oil cooler cause oil and water to mix in the engine?
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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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Cylinder 1 and 4 has low compresion, after engine has been redone

I have a Opel Corsa 1999 B type. We had a mechanic redo the engine about 4 months ago, but this week it just does not want to start. Today had other mechanic look at the engine, and did a quick ...
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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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Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTI Thermostat replacement?

My Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi 2011's thermostat is stuck open so I am going to have to buy a new thermostat, the problem is I have no experience with car maintenance or repair, I haven't been able to ...
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Replacement Spring - Spring Too Compressed Under Load

Yesterday I helped a friend replace his springs on his Vauxhall Corsa C 1.2 Life (2004). The fronts went well however there's a bit of a bizarre issue on the rears. The rear of a Corsa uses a trailing ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...