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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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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Why has my car burnt through all the oil?

I have recently run in to trouble with my Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 2013. I broke down the other day after a huge cloud of white smoke out the exhaust followed by a severe loss of power. The AA came had a ...
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Clunking sounds when decelerating or idle with clutch engaged

I have an issue with a 2010 Opel / Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTI Sports Tourer (aka Buick Regal in the States if I'm not mistaken) and I'm having difficulties pinning it down. It's going to be a lengthy ...
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Is there a way to upgrade the GM Intellilink System?

I wasn't really sure where to ask this, but since it is about my car I decided this might be the best place. I've had my Vauxhall Corsa just under a year now, and there have been no official updates ...
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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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Turbo losing boost at around 4000 rpm

I have a 2005 Opel Astra Turbo Coupe. I would imagine most of you guys are more familiar with the Vauxhall or Holden badge, but it's the same car with the same Z20LET Turbo Ecotec engine. Anyways, ...
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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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How to replace front fog light housing on a Corsa C 2005

I need to replace my front fog light housing before my MOT as it's completely ruined. What is the best way to do this? DO I need to take the entire bumper off? The image below is what I'm ...
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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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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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Starter solenoid clicking continuously

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated. My car would not start yesterday. When the ignition was turned, all that could be heard was a continuous clicking which then slowed after a while, ...
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Can I salvage a towbar from an identical donor car?

I would like a towbar for my 2003 Opel Agila (I am not joking!) and I have seen an Opel Agila advertised at a nearby scrapyard with a towbar. The towbar was an optional factory extra according to the ...
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Awful sound when coming to a stop even after brake pads and discs replaced

I have a Vauxhall zafira which I bought a year ago. I was told upon buying the vehicle that its pads and discs would need replacing soon so I changed them straight away (with genuine Vauxhall ones, ...
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Ticking noise when accelerating

I have a Vauxhall Corsa "C" (2003)(EU) which is a standard 16v 1.2 petrol, the engine is chain driven and sits at 50k. I don't think it was well looked after (service wise) in previous lifes. ...
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Vauxhall Vectra C Blower Motor Sqealing / Clunking

I have just replaced my Blower Motor Resistor as my fan wouldn't work on any setting other than 4 (in line with a previous post: How to troubleshoot a fan that won't work unless it's on it'...
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2005 Facelift Corsa C - Rumbling/humming sound & others when driving

So before I speak to a garage I thought I would ask your opinions here. I have a 2005 Facelift Vauxhall Corsa C. I've had the brakes and shock absorbers replaced - this was done soon after I bought ...
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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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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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Does using the entire rev range of a car damage it?

On my standard 2000 1.2 Opel Agila, I often have to get to about 5000RPM to join a fast road on a steep (1 in 10) hill, as it is gutless on hills. I have to do this almost every day, and I have ...
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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 Turbo sounding like a diesel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph6JOhFJcJA The video above demonstrates the sound I hear when my car is at operating temperature. I don't know why it would sound so rough. It doesn't sound quite as ...
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How to troubleshoot a fan that won't work unless it's on it's on the highest setting?

My car fan won't work unless it's on 4 (full power). I have 4 options of power for the fan 1 - 4 but nothing happens on options 1 - 3. I have taken the panel off and cleaned all the contacts for the ...
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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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Battery running flat on a regular basis

I drive a Vauxhall/Opel Astra Mk5 1.8l SRi, registered in 2004. For 2/3 months now I've been having to keep a spare battery in the car as the car battery is running flat. My first thought was that ...
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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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Opel Corsa D engine issue?

I have a 2011 1.4 petrol Corsa D. When accelerating the car lurches. This doesn't happen all the time and is seemingly random. It may happen when I accelerate from 60 on the motorway back to 70 or 30 ...
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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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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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Removing difficult engine bolts

Currenly trying to remove part of the engine mount off my Vauxhall Astra to get to the thermostat and I've hit a stumbling block by two VERY tight screws that are almost impossible to get a wrench on ...
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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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Vauxhall Vectra engine (1.6 petrol) cuts out

My beloved Vectra C (2006) a previous story here developed a new "symptom": engine cuts out while driving. Since there are other (possibly connected) symptoms I am going to list them one-by-one: ...
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What is this recall for my Vauxhall/Opel Zafira heating?

My 2005-2014 Vauxhall/Opel Zafira B has recently been involved in a recall. What is this for? How can I tell if I'm affected?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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2008 Opel Zafira possible windscreen leak

A pool of water has, only today, started to form around the interior ceiling spotlight panel between the driver and passenger seats of my 2008 Zafira. It dripped on to the seats for a while after ...
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Central Locking Help: Why are there 3 wires for each door lock?

Tl;Dr: I want my hazards to flash with the central locking. I need to wire them up together with a diode to each side (left and right). The central locking has 3 wires My questions are: Does anyone ...
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Replacing Vauxhall Corsa C (2002) rear fog light

I need to replace the right rear fog light in a 2002 Vauxhall Corsa C; not just the bulb but the whole unit. I'm looking for instructions on how to replace the lamp preferably without removing the ...
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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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1.6 Petrol engine overheats intermittently

I have a Vauxhall Vectra 1.6 (2007). The cooling system operated perfectly (a few kms after starting the engine the needle was pointing to optimum temperature without the slightest waver). 2 weeks ago ...
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Vauxhall corsa diesel leaking oil

I was driving to work this morning & my engine oil warning light appeared on my dash. I assumed it needed a top up. When Parking up at work I noticed that oily black water was pouring out under ...
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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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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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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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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?