Vauxhall Car Problems & Fixes

Vauxhall owner problems and repairs

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The Latest Vauxhall Problems
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Cold starting

started off with lack of pwr & missfiring when started from cold, when left to idle & reach working temp, runs fine (intermitant). Replaced plugs, leads & fuel filter, still n/g.Diagnostic check done,...

1997 Vauxhall Astra 1.4 16v eco engine
Posted: Feb 21, 2008
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Buying tips

hi experts,im thinking about purchasing a vauxhall calibra,can any one give me any tips on which model to go for or any models/years to avoid and any thing to look out for when checking over b4 buying...

2000 Vauxhall Calibra
Posted: Feb 20, 2008
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Gear selecter lights out of sink

when i turn on the car the light on the gear selecter is in drive but the stick is in park when i move the stick in to reverse the light go's to 1st. Nutral it go's 2nd then when i get to drive on the...

2000 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 club auto
Posted: Feb 20, 2008
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Heating

I know nothing about these cars and just brought this one! There is no heat coming into the car at all, fans are working and engine is hot, any suggestions on where to start looking? If you could give...

1998 Vauxhall Frontera 1998 Sports
Posted: Feb 19, 2008
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Auto,box filters

Could some one tell me please,how to clean the filters in the auto box,after I have dropped the fluid,and taken of the auto sump,thanks

2019 Vauxhall Astra 14.00 automatic
Posted: Feb 19, 2008
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Clicking from the engine in 1st+2nd gear

Hi guys hoping someone here knows what this is, recently my car has started clicking in 1st and 2nd gear, the clicks are constant for about 10-12 seconds, it sounds as if the car is struggling, i assu...

2000 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2L 16v, club corsa
Posted: Feb 19, 2008
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Acceleration jerk and poetrol smell

My car recently broke down when it began to jerk quite violently during acceleration. The AA confirmed that the cat converter had gone and needed replacing along with a whole new exhaust. After rep...

1998 Vauxhall Astra 1.4 16v LS
Posted: Feb 17, 2008
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BRAKES ARE STUCK IN FREEZING CONDITIONS

When there is an overnight frost in the morning the brake pedal is stuck down fast. We took it to the garage and they checked the pads and nothing. When the pedal is pressed under normal conditions, ...

1999 Vauxhall Corsa GLS
Posted: Feb 17, 2008
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Heater not working

i have fitted a new radiator and the heater now doesnt work..i have flushed the system with coolant flush, fitted new thermostat,took a hose off matrix pipe at bulkhead and put hose pipe on it took a ...

1993 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 manual
Posted: Feb 16, 2008
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Over heating

I have no heat coming through the vents and the temperature guage was moving very rapidly, stopped the car and the guage went back to normal. I have checked the oil and the dipstick is a little cloud...

1999 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Club
Posted: Feb 16, 2008
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Car holdsback

when i get to about 60mph my car seems to hold back sometimes also in cold weather i have to hold acc pedal down full and it pops and bangs before starting wont rev till it heats up can anyone help th...

1999 Vauxhall Astra 1.6LS8V
Posted: Feb 15, 2008
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Overheating

I have a problem with my car overheating. i have been told it could be either the thermostat or the fan switch. how can i test the fan switch to see if that is the problem?

1994 Vauxhall Astra LS 1.4i
Posted: Feb 14, 2008
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Bad tickover

really bad tickover up and down wants to cut out every time you stop dosnt feel right from drive off

2000 Vauxhall Zafira 1.8 cdi auto
Posted: Feb 14, 2008
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Loseing power

When i get to a certain speed like 30 etc... my car just seems to slow right down to if the car has turned itself off as it jolt forward, then if i take foot off excelrator then back on it resumes bac...

2000 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 sxi 16v
Posted: Feb 13, 2008
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Heater not working

The heater only works when the weather is warm and the car is moving. If is idling the air becomes cold. When the temperature outside is very cold the heater turns on but the heat only kicks in afte...

1999 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Club
Posted: Feb 13, 2008
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Auto,sports light

my daughters astra automatic will not drive when the sports light on the dash, flashes.the sports light only go's out when the car is warm,you have to start the car put it in to drive,the light starts...

1995 Vauxhall Astra 13.00 automatic
Posted: Feb 12, 2008
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Blue smoke

Hi, I took my car to the garage to have the tappetts replaced. Somehow they managed to do something to the head gasket and had to replace it (at their cost). They did an oil filter change. The car h...

2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 club
Posted: Feb 12, 2008
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Car still runs !!!???

When you park the car & turn the ignition to the off position , the car still runs when you take the key out & you have to stall the car to stop it & then dissconnect the battery to avoid any further ...

1995 Vauxhall Corsa
Posted: Feb 6, 2008
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Immobiliser seized

went to start the car today and the immobiliser light isnt flashing anymore! put the fob in anyway but nothing so now my car wont start. i have 2 disabled kids and desperately need my car can anyone...

2000 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 auto merit
Posted: Jan 27, 2008
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Crunching noice

Went through a pothole at about 20 mph...a loud thud. now when driving off in first gear...doing over 2000 revs, and changing into second gear...there is a strange crunching sound. but being in third,...

2004 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v
Posted: Jan 26, 2008
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