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Peter Finch, Bath and North East Somerset

Vauxhall Insignia

Just purchased this vehicle and have an intermittent bleeping sound every 20 seconds or so when engine is running? Just can't seem to find out what it is or if it can be turned off?

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Hi did you get that problem resolved I have a 13 plate insignia and it started beeping when car was running as well. Neil Coffey from Aberdeenshire

Hi did you get that problem resolved I have a 13 plate insignia and it started beeping when car was running as well. Neil Coffey from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 10/05/2015 01:44:04 | ID: 115822

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Rich, Hampshire

Vauxhall Astravan

When warmed up, normally after 15-20 miles sometimes the engine stutters misses for a few seconds, the engine managment light comes on and stays on and then it drives fine for the rest of journey?

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This sounds like dry solder joints on fuel pump edu Tony Barton from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 07/10/2014 11:42:03 | ID: 104206

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tony barton, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Astravan

Hi I have an astra van 1.7 dti ... starts and drives ok .... but get an intermittent MISFIRE ,,I feel the van miss about 3 times in a row then its fine again .....normally happens when under load but not always ..... been told fuel pump edu solder joints but most posts say it wont start at all ,or if it does start it cuts out ...well mine starts fine ,and doesn't cut out ... ps its so intermittent some days ok ,then other days might do it a few times ,bloody annoying ...any ideas please anyone ?? thanks Tony ..

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Hi mate , my van as same problem , did you find a solution ? dan from Shropshire

Hi mate , my van as same problem , did you find a solution ? dan from Shropshire

Yes Dan ,it was the fuel pump edu in the end ,my van conked out one day ,I took the back off the edu ,and sure enough 3,dry joints ..'re soldered them all ok now Tony Barton from Hertfordshire

Yes Dan ..it was the edu ,dry solder joints ,'re soldered all ok now Tony Barton from Hertfordshire

Yes Dan ..it was the edu ,dry solder joints ,'re soldered all ok now Tony Barton from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 11/01/2015 00:25:30 | ID: 109333

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Zafar Hameed, England

Vauxhall Zafira 2002

I have a Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 petrol which has a starting problem. After running for about 15 minutes if I stop and then come back to start it again it does not start. I have to wait something like an hour or two and then it starts. Sometimes if it stops on a roundabout accidentally it does not start. Last week it stopped while I was driving near my house, so I had to call my breakdown cover and a mechanic came who started it after 2 minutes and said my fuel pump has a problem and I need to get a new one. He mentioned the fault CDWS. I spoke to the mechanic before and he told me the diagnostic machine sjowed a different problem - the first one is sensor pads in the accelerator or second one is the ECU. I am confused about what to do, please can anyone help me? Thanks.

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If the car is doing this it will soon stop turning over due to the starter motor being knackered, has happened to me this week and I’ve checked the starter motor, it doesn’t work so replacing with a new one is a common fault on Zafira’s. One minute your driving then the rpm’s drop below 1000rpm and your car stalls at any given time then after a few minutes it restarts but eventually it will not turn over check connections on starter motor make sure not corroded or snapped remember to disconnect positive connector on battery before checking. Hope that helps Scott Fitz from Leicestershire

Ask your mechanic to check the radiator to see if the two fans are working. My Opel Zafira does the same but I discovered this by myself and changed the radiator and since then it`s been working fine Ayooka from Dublin

Hi I got a vauxhall zafira on a 57 plate petrol and I had the same problem above wouldn't start after a prolong drive ... It was the ecu common fault on them .... If just had a new one fitted Mark from Devon

Hi I got a vauxhall zafira on a 57 plate petrol and I had the same problem above wouldn't start after a prolong drive ... It was the ecu common fault on them .... If just had a new one fitted Mark from Devon

Submitted: 13/12/2012 11:50:39 | ID: 65363

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Brian Rooney, City of Glasgow

Vauxhall Antara

Can anyone tell me if this has happened to them, after journey,once engine turned off,the fan runs for about 20-30 seconds

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mine does that too,it`s now in the garage with flat/faulty battery,usually the Deisel Particle Filter comes on first then the fan stays on for about 30 seconds when the engines switched off alec from Fife

mine does that too,it`s now in the garage with flat/faulty battery,usually the Deisel Particle Filter comes on first then the fan stays on for about 30 seconds when the engines switched off alec from Fife

Submitted: 14/06/2015 17:39:24 | ID: 117201

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Mark Barrass, Dorset

Vauxhall Vivaro 2007

Hi. My Vauxhall Vivaro has an electric driver`s door window which will intermittently only go up/down a little bit at a time, the passenger side is fine. I have changed the window switch on the door but still have this same fault. Any ideas? Many thanks. (2.0 cdti)

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The wiring between the door and the van fails sometimes with the repeated opening/closing thousands of times. Check that. Ben de Candole from Dorset

The wiring between the door and the van fails sometimes with the repeated opening/closing thousands of times. Check that. Ben de Candole from Dorset

Submitted: 24/09/2013 16:16:08 | ID: 54905

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phil atkinson, East Riding of Yorkshire

Vauxhall Combo

At around 2500 revs the service light flickers on and it loses power for a split second and it is then in limp mode, will not go over 60 mph. Had egr valve changed at first but made no difference, have had engine light on just recently which showed up a map sensor fault. Had new map sensor fitted last week. Seemed to do the trick for a day or two [or not] but it is still the same. Any ideas?

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At around 2500 revs the service light flickers on and it loses power for a split second and it is then in limp mode, will not go over 60 mph. Had egr valve changed at first but made no difference, have had engine light on just recently which showed up a map sensor fault. Had new map sensor fitted last week. Seemed to do the trick for a day or two [or not] but it is still the same. Any ideas? David Moriarty from Ireland

Submitted: 12/05/2015 21:32:57 | ID: 115958

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Kirti Patel, England

Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch 2012

My son’s Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch is making a noise. He says that when he has driven it for a while, like on the motorway, ie when the weather is hot or he has driven the car for a while, then when he turns left into the driveway there is this awful screeching/squealing noise. It`s a loud noise which cannot be missed. Then when he tries to replicate it the noise does not happen but it comes back again after a while. Any ideas please? (Astra GTC 1.6 Turbo)

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backing plate bent theo from Somerset

backing plate bent theo from Somerset

Submitted: 29/08/2013 10:46:19 | ID: 53723

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p long, Kent

Vauxhall Meriva

what could be the problem when the exhaust system liight comes on

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exhaust system light on what could be the problem p long from Kent

Submitted: 23/06/2015 17:30:11 | ID: 117602

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john, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Meriva

my clutch pedal on my petrol 2012 meriva is squeaking when pushed down and released.This happens when it is warm.Does not seem to happen when it is cold.Also heard a loud click from the clutch pedal.Advice please.

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I have the same problem and im looking for some answers around the internet, i think i might try some clutch lube if i can get some, or silicon or lithium grease. If you lube it yourself, you will have to keep lubing it, though. So in some cases it may be best to get it to replaced. Cormac from County Londonderry

I have the same problem and im looking for some answers around the internet, i think i might try some clutch lube if i can get some, or silicon or lithium grease. If you lube it yourself, you will have to keep lubing it, though. So in some cases it may be best to get it to replaced. Cormac from County Londonderry

Submitted: 05/06/2015 13:06:58 | ID: 116832

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Gordon, Northamptonshire

Vauxhall Vivaro

Where can I find the operating instructions for the bluetooth telephone system in the radio/cd player that is fitted in the van

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you should have a seperate booklet in with the service book & manual that covers all operations of the phone/bluetooth/radio etc. You should be able to scroll through the menu using the dial on rear of indicator stalk, to access relavent section to pair your phone to van (make sure you have bluetooth enabled on phone) and it will give you a code to enter to confirm pairing. I've had mine loose the pairing sometimes as it will pick up a different phone if close by that has open bluetooth on. Just need to remove & reset. Ian from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 20/06/2015 17:27:35 | ID: 117444

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Ashley Tinworth , Devon

Vauxhall Vectra

How much fuel does it cost to fill a 1.8 petrol vaxhaul vectra up

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depends on where you fuel, if you use a cheapo station in kent around £45 from empty in London around £55 and on the motorway don't even ask :P take the size of the tank in liters and price of fuel from where you are in liters and multiply size of tank by price of fuel joe from Kent

Submitted: 13/06/2015 19:31:50 | ID: 117163

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ken smith, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Vectra

can anyone please tell me how to stop my tail board vibrating it is driving me nuts.

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I tried everything, even new rubber clips, in the end I put a blanket on the parcel shelf just to weigh it down Stephen Guest from Hampshire

I tried everything, even new rubber clips, in the end I put a blanket on the parcel shelf just to weigh it down Stephen Guest from Hampshire

took mine out coz I couldn't stop it :P joe from Kent

Submitted: 04/04/2015 14:13:50 | ID: 114307

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Neil dunphy, Essex

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, how do I check the auto trans fluid level on my 6 speed auto box? There is no dipstick. There are 3 plugs all together on the nearside of the gearbox? thanks, Neil Dunphy

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for mine the dipstick is under the top plug joe from Kent

Submitted: 04/05/2015 17:30:08 | ID: 115564

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Atif, Lancashire

Vauxhall Vectra

i have a auto vauxhall vectra 1.9 cdti sri 150bhp 56 when i put my foot down sometimes it over revs and gives a jerk and gets back to normal and when i am at traffic lights in d (drive) the car vibrates really bad the same happens in r sometime it cuts out so when i am approaching a traffic light i just put it in to n just to avoid it from cutting out why does it do the over revving thing and cuts out and vibrate

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had same problem on my vec c 2.2 on a 52 plate. was the egr valve, dunno if the cdti has an egr. if it does cheapest fix is to remove it, and bolt on a blanking plate (£3 from ebay for genuine Vauxhall one) and leave the egr connected to the wiring harness so you don't get fault codes :) or you could get a new egr valve for big bucks, but I find removing it improves performance even if theres nothing wrong with it (it recycles hot used air back into the engine, bad idea in any book) joe from Kent

had same problem on my vec c 2.2 on a 52 plate. was the egr valve, dunno if the cdti has an egr. if it does cheapest fix is to remove it, and bolt on a blanking plate (£3 from ebay for genuine Vauxhall one) and leave the egr connected to the wiring harness so you don't get fault codes :) or you could get a new egr valve for big bucks, but I find removing it improves performance even if theres nothing wrong with it (it recycles hot used air back into the engine, bad idea in any book) joe from Kent

Submitted: 07/06/2015 04:07:44 | ID: 116897

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Diana Johnson, England

Vauxhall Agila 2003

My Vauxhall Agila`s clock display won`t come on so I can play my radio?

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Use a flat blade to lift the clock cover off then undo two screws facing you, turn clock around and there will be two or three bulbs depending on the model, use screwdriver half a twist and the bulbs will come out, you could disconnect the lead as its tight and ferry short. If your having problems finding bulbs try range rover clock/instrument bulbs they are the same. I just searched eBay for agila clock bulbs and ended up fitting blue instead of the White, looks much better. Taff hutchings from Gwynedd

Submitted: 03/03/2014 14:30:10 | ID: 92245

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mick, Stoke-on-Trent

Vauxhall Agila

how do I put new side light in near side front

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Take headlight unit out,,it's quicker than messing around Taff hutchings from Gwynedd

Submitted: 14/01/2015 14:37:14 | ID: 109525

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Andrew, Herefordshire

Vauxhall Agila

My Vauxhall agila 2003 just decide to not start ,it winded over fine but just won't fire

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Sounds like the transponder in the key has died, do you have a second key? I had a new key cut and it was same, the engine turned nut wouldn't start, turned out the key cutting shop forgot to transfer the transponder from the old key into the new key, good job I still had it, once transponder in new key it worked fine but old key was good for nothing, no transponder and worn so binned it. No problems since Taff hutchings from Gwynedd

Sounds like the transponder in the key has died, do you have a second key? I had a new key cut and it was same, the engine turned nut wouldn't start, turned out the key cutting shop forgot to transfer the transponder from the old key into the new key, good job I still had it, once transponder in new key it worked fine but old key was good for nothing, no transponder and worn so binned it. No problems since Taff hutchings from Gwynedd

Submitted: 10/04/2015 20:58:09 | ID: 114558

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Mark Campbell, Suffolk

Vauxhall Insignia 2009

My Vauxhall Insignia`s dashboard is showing code 3, which in the manual is low coolant level. I`ve topped it up with water to the correct level but it keeps coming on again. Has anyone any advice?

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I have a 2012 160 CDTi Ecoflex, came up low coolant after owning for 24hrs. The Vauxhall garage said it’s a common fault and they replaced the bottle due to a faulty sensor in them Richard Haynes from Powys

Just bought a 2010 Exclusive Insignia 160 with 50k on it. Just got the car home and a code 3 appeared, sent it back and they said it was air locked, they also replaced some valve, so far so good. I really like the car Rab McKee from Lanarkshire

i have code 3 showing changed water bottle sensor still showing code 3 podge from City of Edinburgh

i have code 3 showing changed water bottle sensor still showing code 3 podge from City of Edinburgh

Submitted: 18/10/2012 09:55:36 | ID: 52978

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Sean, North Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

My 2L Sat Nav CDTI Eco flex Insignia with 75000 on the clock has recently developed an intermittent problem. I can be driving at a round 70 mph and the engine cuts out with a message on the dash board saying service soon. I pull the car over to the hard shoulder turn the ignition key off and then on and the car starts without any problem, the car will then drive perfectly OK for an undetermined number of miles (could be 10 miles could be 200 miles) before it cuts out again. Had car looked at by local garage and they found the following when they put it onto their diagnostic machine: Injector high control circuit group 2 and Cylinder 4 pressure variation to high They recommended taking it to a Vauxhall dealer to have a software upgrade done to the ECM as part of a recall 13-R-025. The recall update has been completed by Vauxhall and the car was fine for about 150 miles and yes the engine has cut out again. Has anyone experienced the about problem and if so did you manage to get it fixed?

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Most likely a split turbo boost pipe. It's the large pipe on the right hand side of the engine and is a common problem Paul from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 08/06/2015 20:46:56 | ID: 116971

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Harding, Kent

Vauxhall Combo

My cigarette lighter is not working so I can't use my sat nav. Can you tell me what fuse to look at and where it would be situated?Thanks

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I'm not supposed to be on here cos I live in Cambridgeshire (check the drop down on Location...) I have the same problem mate only mine isn't the fuse. Check fuse number 25. If you open the bonnet and remove the fuse cover and study the numbering for a bit, you'll work it out. Alternatively pull out all the 10amp red fuses one by one to see if there's a break in the fuse. Any help anybody can give on removing the cig lighter to expose the in-line fuse would be appreciated... Rory from Northamptonshire

I'm not supposed to be on here cos I live in Cambridgeshire (check the drop down on Location...) I have the same problem mate only mine isn't the fuse. Check fuse number 25. If you open the bonnet and remove the fuse cover and study the numbering for a bit, you'll work it out. Alternatively pull out all the 10amp red fuses one by one to see if there's a break in the fuse. Any help anybody can give on removing the cig lighter to expose the in-line fuse would be appreciated... Rory from Northamptonshire

I'm not supposed to be on here cos I live in Cambridgeshire (check the drop down on Location...) I have the same problem mate only mine isn't the fuse. Check fuse number 25. If you open the bonnet and remove the fuse cover and study the numbering for a bit, you'll work it out. Alternatively pull out all the 10amp red fuses one by one to see if there's a break in the fuse. Any help anybody can give on removing the cig lighter to expose the in-line fuse would be appreciated... Rory from Northamptonshire

I'm not supposed to be on here cos I live in Cambridgeshire (check the drop down on Location...) I have the same problem mate only mine isn't the fuse. Check fuse number 25. If you open the bonnet and remove the fuse cover and study the numbering for a bit, you'll work it out. Alternatively pull out all the 10amp red fuses one by one to see if there's a break in the fuse. Any help anybody can give on removing the cig lighter to expose the in-line fuse would be appreciated... Rory from Northamptonshire

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Submitted: 19/02/2015 14:48:21 | ID: 111890

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John Tanton, Kent

Vauxhall Astra

Re my Astra LS 8v Automatic: Temperature gauge shot up to red. Blockage in radiator detected. New one fitted. When idle ok, but when driving no circulation of water!

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I have a Vauxhall astra design 57 plate 3 door 1.6, the circulation of water not working may be due to a blockage maybe an oil leak into the water coolant tubes. Check the engine coolant reservoir for black brown sludge. Mine done exactly the same and the water wasn't circulating, and just had to have a new head gasket fitted, a new thermostat and new tubing to and from the reservoir. Cost 550 quid !!!! Also had to be followed by a full flush ! This was caused from oil leaking into the water so it sort of curdled and blocked everything. Its still got sludge in it but guessing its just what was left in the engine maybe so going to flush it again in a couple a weeks. worst mistake of my life buying this car !! hope this helps, Callum Callum Jones from Merseyside

I have a Vauxhall astra design 57 plate 3 door 1.6, the circulation of water not working may be due to a blockage maybe an oil leak into the water coolant tubes. Check the engine coolant reservoir for black brown sludge. Mine done exactly the same and the water wasn't circulating, and just had to have a new head gasket fitted, a new thermostat and new tubing to and from the reservoir. Cost 550 quid !!!! Also had to be followed by a full flush ! This was caused from oil leaking into the water so it sort of curdled and blocked everything. Its still got sludge in it but guessing its just what was left in the engine maybe so going to flush it again in a couple a weeks. worst mistake of my life buying this car !! hope this helps, Callum Callum Jones from Merseyside

Submitted: 14/06/2015 11:01:54 | ID: 117177

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joe, Denbighshire

Vauxhall Vivaro

hi I have a Vauxhall vivaro when I wash it it wont start so replaced battery worked fine was riving it other day in bad rain and it just cut out so what could be the problem joe

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hi Joe, same thing with mine last month after a jet wash. on the battery there is a short length of cable with a white fuse on it, take this short length out reconnect the battery and try... it worked for me i just left it out as i was told it is only to stop over load going to the battery. hope this works mate. wayne from West Yorkshire

hi Joe, same thing with mine last month after a jet wash. on the battery there is a short length of cable with a white fuse on it, take this short length out reconnect the battery and try... it worked for me i just left it out as i was told it is only to stop over load going to the battery. hope this works mate. wayne from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 07/03/2015 18:00:37 | ID: 112910

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Oliver Lambe, England

Vauxhall Combo 2004

Why does my Vauxhall Combo`s oil pressure light come on after about 25 minutes of driving?

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My van does the same thing ! When the temperature gauge goes to just under half way after i have done about 20 mile the oil light comes on . The temperature doesnt go any higher and the van isnt losing any oil . If you find out the problem can you let me know marty from Stockton-on-Tees

My van does the same thing ! When the temperature gauge goes to just under half way after i have done about 20 mile the oil light comes on . The temperature doesnt go any higher and the van isnt losing any oil . If you find out the problem can you let me know marty from Stockton-on-Tees

Submitted: 06/09/2012 11:11:01 | ID: 73201

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wayne, Dorset

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, i get a groaning noise when putting my foot on the accelerator when driving at a normal speed and then it will disappear when the revs drop.

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Hi apologies as not an answer but I have the same issue, have you been advised as to what it could be? Many thanks Daniel Daniel from Cornwall

Hi apologies as not an answer but I have the same issue, have you been advised as to what it could be? Many thanks Daniel Daniel from Cornwall

Hi there, I've had the same problem with my insignia. Took it back to the dealer and there going to sort it under warranty still, it's something to do with the turbo at the front of the car apparently and it's not holding the pressure correctly. The only thing is I've to pay £22 for a hose connector bit for it that the warranty won't cover. But I've the same issue, mostly happened when I accelerate n then when I let go of the accelerator it stops. Hope this helps. Supposedly it's quiet common in insignias for it to happen Daryl from County Antrim

Hi there, I've had the same problem with my insignia. Took it back to the dealer and there going to sort it under warranty still, it's something to do with the turbo at the front of the car apparently and it's not holding the pressure correctly. The only thing is I've to pay £22 for a hose connector bit for it that the warranty won't cover. But I've the same issue, mostly happened when I accelerate n then when I let go of the accelerator it stops. Hope this helps. Supposedly it's quiet common in insignias for it to happen Daryl from County Antrim

Submitted: 27/05/2015 19:00:04 | ID: 116542

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Martin, Gloucestershire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, I have an 09 plate 2ltr Insignia Exclusvi 160 and just serviced it for 40,000 miles after the service vehicle light came on. I deleted the service light but after 4 starts it comes on again. When it comes on there are 4 audio bongs. I see that Alex from Kent had a similar problem which turned out to be a glow plug and I will check them but the car is starting with no problems. I wonder about the audio warning. Has someone had this problem and solved it? Thanks for reading

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Did the job myself,changed all glow plugs and deleted service light with low cost hand held fault reader All ok. Cost £60. Think possibly that the service light would have dissapeared without deleting. Martin from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 17/05/2015 09:35:56 | ID: 116135

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Emma, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Zafira

My engine management light keeps coming on, had both lambda sensors changed but still came on. I noticed that my temperature gauge increases when stationery and this is when the light normally comes on. I drove it all the way back from Yorkshire and the temperature gauge never moved, could this be causing the problem?

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Just replace thermostat,comes with temp sender swich.simple job,on my 2004 zaf,for a Muppet me! p j house from Hampshire

Submitted: 31/05/2015 21:43:04 | ID: 116669

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Laura, Lancashire

Vauxhall Astra

Please can anybody help me. I was driving to work this evening on the motorway and all dials on the dash have stuck i.e. the car engine is off and shows on the dash I am still driving at 70mph. The window wipers are not working, nor the hazards or indicators. However the power steering, brake lights, electric windows and central locking is working. Does anyone know what this could be and if I can fix this or if its an expensive trip to the garage? Car is a Vauxhall Astra LS 1.4 Reg 52. Much appreciated

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Just thought I would give an update in case anyone else came across the same problem. The issue has now been resolved, the fuse was blowing due to a wire behind the speedometer, when indicating the wire would touch something which would blow the fuse. Not had anymore issues since this issue was put right. Thanks Laura from Lancashire

Submitted: 03/06/2015 23:58:18 | ID: 116784

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Steve Priddle, Somerset

Vauxhall Tigra

Hi, Just bought a Tigra 1.4 ecotec and have noticed just after the engine fires into life there's a short squeal (1-2 seconds then goes! Does anybody think this could be the stater motor? Trying to locate the noise with the bonnet up is not proving productive! Any help would be appreciated.

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Yep the slave shaft needs a clean and wd40. easy fix mate geoff harding from East Sussex

Yep the slave shaft needs a clean and wd40. easy fix mate geoff harding from East Sussex

Submitted: 28/05/2015 20:23:11 | ID: 116572

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Kevin usher , Hull

Vauxhall Vivaro

My vauxhall vivaro interior lights won't go out when I have locked the doors. The lights stay on when the doors automatically locked also. When I stop the van, and take keys out of the ignition the doors stay locked and I have to manually open them....... Any ideas to help me sort this problem out please?

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I had this problem with the interior lights staying on even when van was locked. The problem was a missing rubber stopper which fits into the bottom of the nearside rear door on the inside. This rubber pushes a switch when the door is closed. The Vauxhall dealer said it happened all the time as it gets knocked off when loading etc. Costs less than a fiver to replace. J Luther from Essex

I had this problem with the interior lights staying on even when van was locked. The problem was a missing rubber stopper which fits into the bottom of the nearside rear door on the inside. This rubber pushes a switch when the door is closed. The Vauxhall dealer said it happened all the time as it gets knocked off when loading etc. Costs less than a fiver to replace. J Luther from Essex

Submitted: 20/02/2015 19:55:33 | ID: 112009

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alan, Cork

Vauxhall Combo

oil leak left side oil level good what could it be

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Have you checked the pipe conneccted to altinator. (I think this is something to do with clutch/brake fluid) Ashley from West Yorkshire

Have you checked the pipe conneccted to altinator. (I think this is something to do with clutch/brake fluid) Ashley from West Yorkshire

if it is not the oil check you expansion tank if it is on my van anyways it was a black gunge and can be cleaned by taking off the hose cleaning the hose, after that put raider cleaner in leave running for 30 mins or so then clean out expansion tank. brandon from Fife

Submitted: 29/05/2015 21:49:03 | ID: 116615

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trevor dixon, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Agila

I would like to know if a 1.2 agila design should have remote locking

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I have an Agila 1.2 Design 2009 and it has remote locking Depending on the age of the car it should have. RPCross from East Lothian

I have an Agila 1.2 Design 2009 and it has remote locking Depending on the age of the car it should have. RPCross from East Lothian

Submitted: 12/12/2014 17:08:19 | ID: 107778

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Derek Comber, France

Vauxhall Movano

Hi I have a Movano own diesel 2004. It cuts out as I'm driving, the red stop light comes on and the red motor light comes on. I've changed injectors, ramp sensor on the ramp. This morning after 1 month of ok motoring it cut out again but started up again while driving. Cuts out mainly it seems when accelerating or going uphill. No problem in starting. Thanks in advance for your help

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Hi, My Movano did this as well - it would cut out, but start straight back up, you didn't even need to stop! I found that the fault had cleared after I changed the cam belt, so I suspect its a bad earth, or damaged cable that run at the cam belt end of the engine. Hope that helps Kind regards Simon Simon Poling from Hampshire

Submitted: 08/02/2015 11:57:01 | ID: 111128

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Lynn, Kent

Vauxhall Antara

We recently experienced a major breakdown with the vehicle in France, just outside the ferry port. We had driven over 400 miles from Brittany and were returning home. The vehicle began making loud tapping/banging noise and white/blue smoke poured from rear of vehicle. We laboured it onto the grass verge where the vehicle then would not start again. There had been no 'warning' lights previously, so this was totally out of the blue. The car is still with a garage in Calais awaiting an Opel dealer assessing what has happened. Apparently when they prove it was nothing we had done, the Pan European Warranty should kick in and repairs done. Any ideas anyone? - Would be grateful.

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Same thing has just happened to me, I'm at present sitting at the side of the a1 waiting on the AA did you find out what the problem was ? Stephen herd from East Lothian

Submitted: 16/04/2015 09:22:57 | ID: 114767

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kath, Cheshire

Vauxhall Agila

Hello my aqila is 2011 year, I am finding passenger doors have terrible squeak or creak when opening them. Any ideas why this hapens and solution please?

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Ive just bought one and one of the rear doors has thus problem.im going to spray some wd40 in it and open and shut it a few times then hopefully it will be squeak free so try that x sarah from Bristol

Submitted: 08/06/2015 21:24:23 | ID: 116975

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peter lonsdale, Norfolk

Vauxhall Insignia

My Insignia`s temp gauge dropped right down to minimum and the dash displayed ac turned off due to high engine temp, however car running normally and temp seemed normal. This continued until the next day when the temp gauge suddenly started working normally again. Any answers why this is happening?

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I have exactly the same problem! I have the 2009 model, please could you let me know if you get an answer? Thank you Gavin from Buckinghamshire

I have exactly the same problem! I have the 2009 model, please could you let me know if you get an answer? Thank you Gavin from Buckinghamshire

Hi I also have the 09 and had the same problem but my temp gauge then shot up to the top and said a/c off. Car was ok for a day but the suddenly overheated and I actually had to have a whole new engine!!! That was three months ago and I am still having issues with it!!! NEVER BUY AN INSIGNIA!! Get rid as soon as poss before more problems start like mine! Kayleigh S from England

Hi, I trawled the internet and found that if the earth lead to the battery is loose then this could cause the problem. Had a look at the car and the terminal was loose, tightened and problem solved had no issue since. sorry you had such bad luck. Gavin from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 04/05/2015 14:53:51 | ID: 115557

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Kayleigh S, England

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi have an insignia 16v exclusiv 09 plate. Has just had the engine replaced as it blew after saying "no a/c" and temp going to the top. Now it is coming up with code 3 again, (engine coolant) even though it seems fine, and also temp gauge keeps rising then going back down again. Any ideas? Also a loud knocking noise when stopping. Fed up with endless problems with this car and hue expense changing the engine and now same issue again. Please reply with some help Thanks x

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try egr cooler cost £1000 peter from Lancashire

try egr cooler cost £1000 peter from Lancashire

Mine was doing that too, Vauxhall said it is the EGR Cooler valve, £30 part from Vauxhall plus 1.5 hrs fitting or £27 on Ebay if you know someone who can do the job for you Geordie from County Antrim

Mine was doing that too, Vauxhall said it is the EGR Cooler valve, £30 part from Vauxhall plus 1.5 hrs fitting or £27 on Ebay if you know someone who can do the job for you Geordie from County Antrim

Submitted: 24/05/2015 16:02:26 | ID: 116407

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Karen, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

My car has started making a funny "bloop" noise on ignition. Only started when I got it back from the garage after having a gearbox change, O2 filters and and egr valve. Garage at a loss as to what is the cause - any ideas?

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on starting the engine funny bloop to fix bleed air out of power steering fixed alan from County Down

on starting the engine funny bloop to fix bleed air out of power steering fixed alan from County Down

Submitted: 21/04/2015 17:31:52 | ID: 115017

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Rashad, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Astra

My Astra when I put it in 1st gear it does pick up speed and it's struggling to make to 2nd and 3rd plz help what can be the problem thanks

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1st step Buy fuel line cleaner and read the instructions After you finished you're full tank 2nd step buy fuel injecter cleaner read instructions If nothing change 3rd step go to any local machanic or dealer for obd diagnosis which is cheaper Then they will details you the fault list Then start with the cheap fault first or cheap Sensor first manhanry from South Africa

Submitted: 06/06/2015 09:50:40 | ID: 116858

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Rickie, Swansea

Vauxhall Astra

Hi there, my name is Rickie and I am just wondering if you could tell me if my water in the header tank is supposed to get hot and no temp gauge? How do I tell if I am overheating? thanks

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Dear Rickie If you have no temp gauge You have to turn off the engine as soon as the temp light comes on without delay as overheating can blow the cylinder head gas get also if you ever lose your coolant with a split hose Change the radiator thermostat, buy a good quality one. That can happen on astras when the thermostat opens late ie 97 degrees centigrade instead of 92 as it did on an astramax van I can only assume the expansion tank will get hot as the coolant circulates and it has to accommodate expanding coolant yours faithfully DJ Price David Price from Gwent

Submitted: 10/05/2015 21:49:28 | ID: 115856

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