Vauxhall Problems

Owner problems and repairs

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The Latest Vauxhall Problems
Sticking exhaust valve

my car has a sticking exhaust valve. i want to fix it without removing the cylinder head. please advise. i have tryed putting red x into the petrol thinking it might loosen the carbon deposits. it does work sometimes but the problem reoccur...

1996 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v gls
Posted: Nov 24, 2007
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Lots of smoke

I just bought a vectra and the problem I have is that there is a lot of darkish grey smoke from the exhaust and a lot more on acceleration....there is no loss of power and there is no increase of temperature

1996 Vauxhall Vectra LS 16V
Posted: Nov 19, 2007
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Electrical problem there is no power at all on ignition or lights ect

the car had been standing for a wile so when i went to start it i had to use a battery boost pack but for some reson i put the clamps on the wrong poltry so in sted of red being on + and black on - they were the other way round an when i we...

2000 Vauxhall Tigra 1.4 16v
Posted: Nov 17, 2007
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Hot blower

The hot blower takes forever to come through hot to clear my windscreen. Takes at least 15minutes of cold air before it comes out hot. Have noticed the tepmerature gauge for the radiator, whilst i'm waiting for the heater to work does'nt mo...

1997 Vauxhall Corsa 16v sport
Posted: Nov 16, 2007
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Steering seems to scranch

when i move of my drive slowly and turn steering wheelall wayeither left or right a scranching sound happens this stops when it drives forward and i cant hear it when i travel only hear when imdoing say 3 point turn or sharp turns.

1994 Vauxhall Astra
Posted: Nov 12, 2007
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Indicator light stuck on

The indicator lights are stuck & only on one side of the car even when removing keys from ignition etc

2000 Vauxhall Astra
Posted: Nov 12, 2007
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Rythmic clunking

Hi everyone, I have an bit of a prob. When I am driving slow or steady and turning (i.e going around a roundabout) i feel this rythmic clunking comeing up through my gear stick. But I dont get this in a stright line. Pse help !!!!

2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 LX
Posted: Nov 2, 2007
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Air lock in coolant system

My son has had a problem with cooling on his vectra and it then had to have the head gasket replaced. He still has an airlock in the system and has tried everything suggested by his Hayes manual and other sources but to no avail any ideas w...

2000 Vauxhall Vectra 1.6 8 valve
Posted: Oct 29, 2007
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Bad starting

has problem starting,thought it was pump no,then poss drain back of fuel no,new glow plugs,battery good,car whirrs over puffs out smoke(unburnt fuel)wont start,if we put the booster start it starts ok,could it be electrical??

1997 Vauxhall Frontera diesel
Posted: Oct 24, 2007
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Head gasket blown, will need replacing and cylider head skimming,also check original leak source

IM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE A34 2 MILES BEFORE I ENTER THE M3 MOTOR WAY I HEARD WHIZZING SOUND AND THE ENGINE ELECTRONICS INDICATOR FLASH STEADILY AND SMELL BURNING PLATE,LOTS OF SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE BONNET, 1. I'VE THE ASK AA WHY?- HE SAI...

2000 Vauxhall Vectra
Posted: Oct 21, 2007
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Car hasitation whene taking off

whene moving off my car kind of jurks slightly the engine light is on dash but whene i get to just over 30 the light goes off on dash board and car is fine just seems to do it whene tasking of or in a high gear at slow speed or if the car i...

1999 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 16v club t.reg
Posted: Oct 17, 2007
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Seat belts

the middles seat belt on the back seat has locked after having the seat down. Does anyone know how to release it so the back seat can go up properly and the belt can be moved.

2000 Vauxhall Astra
Posted: Oct 7, 2007
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