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Glen d'souza, Blackburn with Darwen

Vauxhall Zafira

My Vauxhall Zamora shows TC on the dash board and does not pick speed so can any please tell what the problem is

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TC is usually traction control but not picking up speed could be another issue. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 07/02/2016 12:34:49 | ID: 127239

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M kinchin, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

6 bartholomew close Ducklington when should the transmission fluid be changed on my 2011 1.7 diesel auto meriva it has done 44.000 miles.

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You could change it as often as you like, really.. but shouldn't need it for 30-40k. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 07/02/2016 14:08:59 | ID: 127243

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Derek, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Vivaro

my Vauxhall vivaro is making a loud clicking noise from underneath the front nearside wheel when turning right I'd describe the noise as a cog clicking

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Sounds like CV joint.. may find it cheaper to replace the whole driveshaft.. but CV can be replaced on its own R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 07/02/2016 16:49:38 | ID: 127247

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Rachael, Kent

Vauxhall Combo

I've noticed carpet wet in passenger footwell - more towards the seat and door then the actual footwell. Door seals all Ok and no sign of wetness around door frame. Took the grill off where windscreen wipers are because apparently it coukd be a blockage htere but couldn't see anything - just another piece of plastic! I'm wondering if there could be some way of the water getting in underneath?

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This would be caused by the bcm leaking, would need resealing Marc from Kent

Rachael, this is a common occurrence in Combos... I have repaired four in the last three months... and it's little to do with a blockage, but a perished seal ... and you can confirm this first by removing the four screws that secure the glovebox and remove the glovebox.. then get a torch and get your head into the void and look towards where the wiring harnesses come from the engine bay into the interior.. look for signs of wetness inside the plastic housing of the wiring harness. Look carefully and I'm sure you'll find it. If you have wetness there then it is certainly the seal gone on the cover for that box inside the engine bay... the seal is crappy foam that perishes over time and absorbs water but also leaks it into the wiring that it's designed to protect and unfortunately it is bonded to the cover and the seal itself does not come as replacement part, but the whole cover. To remove the cover you'll need to get the scuttle out of the way, then remove the battery and pull away the thick rubber strip that goes from one side to the other and OVER the offending cover. Then there are eight hex screws holding the cover on and they are fiddly to remove. Once off, there are two clips, one each side of the box at about half way front to rear.. unclip and pull off the cover while manoeuvring it out. Look inside the cover and you'll see a fair bit of water, then check the foam seal around the perimeter of the cover and you'll see if will be flaking away and soaked with water... now you could try and adapt by making your own seal but you'll have to remove all traces of the old foam rubbish or you'll be at square 1.. or get replacement part from dealer (ching ching) R Evans from Caerphilly

Thanks R Evans for the detailed reply. When we have some better weather, I will defo have a look at this - it makes sense cos I have taken the the scuttle off at the windscreen wipers and found nothing. The seal around the passenger door is intact too. And short of having a hole under the footwell, I couldn't think what else it could be! I'll post on here my results. Thanks again :) Rachael from Kent

Submitted: 09/01/2016 18:01:47 | ID: 125809

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Rebecca, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

What is the warning code TC in like a horse shoe

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Rebecca, the TC warning sign in the dash stands for the traction control. It is probable that a sensor may have failed to cause this. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 05/02/2016 17:34:28 | ID: 127182

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Paul Gordon, Lancashire

Vauxhall Vectra 2006

My Vauxhall Vectra has a loss of power. When I start the engine it idles no problem, but when I ask for power through acceleration the engine chokes and stalls out. Any ideas please?

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Mine was doing the same thing, turned out to be the maf sensor-quick fix really just shop about they're usually about £140 ish but I got a new one for £60 from eBay and it's spot on now! ant h from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 08/01/2013 11:19:41 | ID: 67432

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helen ellis, Northamptonshire

Vauxhall Corsa

what are the correct tyre pressures for this model Thanks

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Helen, the tyre pressures for your vehicle should be on a small stick-on panel that is visible when you open a front door.. it may be on the driver side or the passenger side and it may be on the door or the pillar... but it will tell you front and rear pressures and might give you different pressures according to load.. i.e. 2 passengers or four... they'll be about 36psi R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 04/02/2016 14:07:01 | ID: 127129

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max, Swindon

Vauxhall Movano

hi i have a movano mwb 2.5 van cdti 100 problem is she will turn over but just won't start but if you spray a little easy start she will start up no problem she has been in about 3 different garages and they can't find the problem when I'm driving she will suddenly cut out and i have to respray easy start to get her going again. fuel filter glow plugs battery temperatur sensors glow plug relay fuel pipe tdc sensor all replaced and still not start any body help it costing me a fortune regards max

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Hi, It sounds like you have one two injectors running back, this will cause the engine to cut out and not start. Terry from Dorset

Submitted: 19/01/2016 22:50:10 | ID: 126408

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Tyrone sadler, West Midlands

Vauxhall Meriva

Hiya I have a 53 2004 1.6 petrol meriva when cold will will start but when it gets hot it will cut out and won't start untell cold I have replaced the crankshaft sensor but all the same any help thank you

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Quite possibly the engine ECU, Won't show any related codes on a DIY diagnostic scanner. other than fuel pump relay contact problem P02030. Only cure is to send for testing. Expect to pay around £300.00 for remanufacturing. Dennis from Highland

Submitted: 25/01/2016 18:17:29 | ID: 126691

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william johnston, Aberdeenshire

Vauxhall Insignia

my 2009 insignia has developed a problem with lack of power.It will drive reasonably well keeping engine revs down,but when i accelerate it feels like its dragging,although it will eventually build up speed. the engine management light is on. i had this removed by a garage but a short time later it came on again.on reading the letters in this website it could be that the air sensor is faulty,however it,ll be an expensive guess if im wrong.im thinking i,ll get a full diagnostic check done which wont be cheap.hears hoping they come up trumps.if im successfull il i,ll put in post if anyone is reading this i would appreciate their views

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i have a 2009 insignia and also a few months ago mine developed the same problem as yours i took it to my friend who is a mechanic and it said air flow sensor on his machine so we changed that and a few days later the light came back on so i went down to my local vauxhall dealer and the parts manager asked the mechanics in there if any other problem comes up besides air flow sensor and they said you always have to change the turbo inter cooler pipe as they have never changed the air flow sensor yet on any insignias so i bought an after market pipe my friend fitted it and cured problem straight away power back and management light took off runing fine now so chenge pipe and you should be up and runing in no time regards paul h paul h from Derbyshire

i have a 2009 insignia and also a few months ago mine developed the same problem as yours i took it to my friend who is a mechanic and it said air flow sensor on his machine so we changed that and a few days later the light came back on so i went down to my local vauxhall dealer and the parts manager asked the mechanics in there if any other problem comes up besides air flow sensor and they said you always have to change the turbo inter cooler pipe as they have never changed the air flow sensor yet on any insignias so i bought an after market pipe my friend fitted it and cured problem straight away power back and management light took off runing fine now so chenge pipe and you should be up and runing in no time regards paul h paul h from Derbyshire

Paul H is totally correct,the pipe often splits through wear n tear in the rubber,only shows itself when it gets hot. Power escapes, car slows to a crawl when split in pipe expands. bill warby from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 24/01/2016 14:44:07 | ID: 126622

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Jason, Merseyside

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi, I've bought a 2011 vauxhall meriva 1.7 cdti exclusiv, on the dash board it says error code 21 and 22. I checked the manual and it's states that its the left and right side lights. I have checked all lights are working including indicators, hazards, reverse, fog lights and full beam. All are working fine. Please help. Thanks

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Hi there, I've had this myself a few months ago. You'll find there are indeed tail lights out but they aren't very noticeable when they blow. They're in the outside clusters on either side (not the boot lid set) and they sit inside (closest to the boot) of the normal tail lights. They take a Bosch 207S bulb 12V 5W. Hope this helps Richard B from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 30/01/2016 22:49:43 | ID: 126931

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geoff mawdsley, Cheshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Came back to my insignia after a month away working. Battery was flat. Jumped it no probs. Next day same thing jumped it again. Checked battery it was charging no probs. Came back from working away again,same problem. Now I have red light on the top of the dash like a half egg. Close the car door with the half egg light up. But if I don't lock the car no probs? Can you help?

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Some cells in your battery have broken and short circuited! The battery box is very close to the Turbo and after you switch off the car, the heat from the Turbo cooks the cells and dries they out so you loose the full power of the battery and the voltage drops to a level were the main ECU fails to function properly. My battery failed exactly 2 years an 1 month, exactly the same problem..electrics start to do strange stuff.....Get a battery test done! Phil from Worcestershire

Submitted: 15/01/2016 21:07:32 | ID: 126208

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Lisa, Perth and Kinross

Vauxhall Astra

I seem to be using too much fuel on this car and only had it a week, supposed to get 46mpg but have to drive like an OAP to get this, anyone else experienced this?

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Lisa, you'll never get the same fuel economy statistics that the manufacturers claim.. those numbers are generated by computers driving the car like OAPs in perfect driving conditions, using programmed simulations of driving conditions and don't take much account of real driving situations.. however misleading it may seem their claims are legal to display.. as a guide. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 01/02/2016 13:35:53 | ID: 126992

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Phil Harris, Kent

Vauxhall Movano

Hi. Wondered if anyone else had this problem . . . Have read through and not found the same . . . My 2004 movano side sliding door has slightly dropped on the left hand side when closing it. The yop of the door now touches the passenger door when its closed and there's a larger gap on the right hand side top . . . I have checked the bottom and top rollers but its not that easy to determine how much wear they have got in comparison to new ones. When the door is slightly open, i can wiggle it up and down enough to make a difference. In anyones experience, would it be better to change both rollers anyway to eliminate the roller part of the problem? Or could it be something else? Thank you in advance for your opinions. Regards, Phil.

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Three things possible here, Phil..1. The rollers are shot.. 2. the assembly has dropped and needs adjustment... or 3. the arm has bent.. ... you may find that it has affected the middle roller assembly as well... put it under strain... what I'd do is open the door a little, just enough to be able to take the rollers off... then jack up the door to push it a little higher than it sits now (remember to protect the lower lip by using a block of wood or similar) then slacken the fixing bolts.. top and botton bracket.. and watch what happens.. if they go down you may just get away with it.. if they don't or can't be moved.. then your mechanisms may need changing.. you could take each bracket off (one at a time because the door will fly off) and examine the roller assemblies. What happens a fair bit is the pins that fix the roller assembly to the arm becomes loose and the alignment goes to pot.. so you may be able to use punches to fix this back.. but better to get new assembly. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 31/01/2016 18:08:44 | ID: 126967

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philip ogden, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Movano

my van is sluggish when setting off from standstill. could this be an electrical problem or something else.it gets serviced regular.thanks.

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Philip, Is this something that has happened all the time, developed over time or just come on all of a sudden? If it's been there all the time it could just be the BHP of your vehicle.. if it's just come on then it could be a fault you'll have to get diagnosed.. if it has slowly built up, then it could be clogging up of your systems over time.. servicing won't stop that, but putting a fuel system cleaner in the fuel tank may assist clearing some of the deposits and improve performance. R Evans from Caerphilly

thanks for your reply to my question ,r evans. it has come about in the last month or two.i will get a diagnosis done.thanks philip ogden from South Yorkshire

Philip.. if it's happened over the last two months (maybe been building up longer) then it could be soot build up.. try a fuel system cleaning additive first and give it a bit of wellie.. see if it makes a difference... certainly won't do it harm. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 28/01/2016 17:25:01 | ID: 126829

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Sue, Lancashire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hello I m just writing about my Zafira model. I recently had the car mot at my local garage and noticed my handbrake light has been on the time whilst driving and my breaks feel like they have no pressure. New front breaks front and back during the mot. Just wondering if it could a leak some where? Many thanks Robert

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Your brakes will take a few miles to bed in.. during this time you may feel that they are not gripping properly.. but you must drive the car gently and no harsh braking or you may overheat the new disks and glaze the pads.. rendering them pretty useless. the handbrake light is usually activate at the lever.. if they, the garage, loosened the handbrake cable tension they may have disturbed the switch... with regards to a leak.. yes that is possible too and you should NOT drive it if you do suspect a leak.. not until you've had it checked.. or you may face brake failure... and crash.. however, depending on how the garage operate.. it is possible that there may be air in the system and the brakes may need to be bled.... THE LEAK IS MORE CRITICAL !! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 31/01/2016 13:39:41 | ID: 126948

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lynne manghra, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, I have my engine block light on my dash constantly on, on my 53plate 1.9 petrol zafira. Can you give me an idea what it means please, someone mentioned changing my erg valve but im not sure. My mot is due soon so need this light off for then. Thankyou.

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Lynne, the engine management light can come on due to a number of reasons and yes, a faulty EGR valve could be one.. but to have it properly diagnosed you'll need to have it into a garage with a diagnostic computer or you could be wasting money buying parts that may be fine. What the light means is that the ECU or brain of the car has been sent a signal (or no signal at all) from a component and the 'brain' is not happy.. and believes there is a fault.. and illuminates the engine light to advise the driver.. should get it checked sooner than later or potentially face a nasty surprise ! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 31/01/2016 15:34:37 | ID: 126954

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E WARRILLOW, Surrey

Vauxhall Insignia

why does my vauxhall insignia lose power when the "service soon" is displayed? This has happened 4 times lately. i turn off engine-restart then it operates normally.

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Why does my vauxhall insignia 2012 lose power when the service vehicle soon light comes on. When I switch the car off and back on the issue clears its self for a period of time. Richard from Lancashire

Why does my vauxhall insignia 2012 lose power when the service vehicle soon light comes on. When I switch the car off and back on the issue clears its self for a period of time. Richard from Lancashire

Submitted: 17/01/2016 20:41:16 | ID: 126311

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taylor, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Tigra

Hi can you tell me why m car is so squeaky going over road bumps I have had the suspension coils looked at they said it was ok no problem it will not squeak on a straight road but to me it makes to much noise going over road bumps

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this squeaking is possibly the front suspension upper mounts which often squeak when worn.. but if they become THAT worn, they will fail MOT if tested properly. If you don't notice the squeaking when it is raining or wet, then more indication of upper mountings a little worn. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 28/01/2016 19:53:48 | ID: 126833

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Alain nk, Dublin

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi there, What is the temperature driving range in MIRIVA 1.6 Once in the traffic my temperature seat 90-97 deg Celsius is that normal ? During the driving the temperature is between 80-90 deg Celsius . Alain

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within parameters for any car.. any temp gauge could fluctuate from driving to stationery conditions as they rely on cool airflow of the motion to cool the fluid in the radiator.. in an efficiently cooled system the fluctuation should not really be significant (or even noticeable sometimes) and you may benefit from coolant change and flushing the cooling system to get rig of any sludge that may have built up. when you re-fill.. make sure you use quality coolant with inhibitors. What you could be experiencing (though not highly likely) is a sticking thermostat, possibly again due to sludge build up. Also, take into account that the needle gauge may not be accurate... but as long as it doesn't go to red and back, I'd not bother looking at that. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 29/01/2016 05:39:22 | ID: 126841

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stewart thompson, Kent

Vauxhall Combo

Hello. Can anybody help me. I have removed my diesel fuel pump as it is leaking badly from bottom of it. Does anybody know if it can be fixed as there is bolts to undo on each end? If not and I get a recon one, there did not appear to be a seal between the pump and engine. Should there be? Or not? Many thanks

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it's quite easy .... remove fuel pipes off the top of pump do not try to take pipes off as the are brittle ull snap them off there is a star bolt in the middle undo it an pull each pipe off the pump there are 3 bolts that secure the pump to the engine it's still a bit tricky to remove because in the manual it says undo the vacuum pump as well I left mine on an wiggled it past the vacuum point to remember when refitting the pump put the bolt in thats right next to vacuum first because if u put the pump on first an the the bolt the bolt won't go past the vacuum the washer gets caught infront of the vacuum an ull prob start stripping the thread once bolts are in reconnect the 2 plastic pipe an the main fuel pipe go ova it make sure comnections are ok an the restart the van an look for leaks hope that helps Scott carpenter from Essex

it's quite easy .... remove fuel pipes off the top of pump do not try to take pipes off as the are brittle ull snap them off there is a star bolt in the middle undo it an pull each pipe off the pump there are 3 bolts that secure the pump to the engine it's still a bit tricky to remove because in the manual it says undo the vacuum pump as well I left mine on an wiggled it past the vacuum point to remember when refitting the pump put the bolt in thats right next to vacuum first because if u put the pump on first an the the bolt the bolt won't go past the vacuum the washer gets caught infront of the vacuum an ull prob start stripping the thread once bolts are in reconnect the 2 plastic pipe an the main fuel pipe go ova it make sure comnections are ok an the restart the van an look for leaks hope that helps Scott carpenter from Essex

Submitted: 24/11/2015 11:26:19 | ID: 123926

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Eric Gunn, Perthshire

Vauxhall Insignia 2009

My Vauxhall Insignia’s car alarm goes off intermittently so I have to leave it unlocked. What could the problem be?

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My Insignia has just started displaying the same symptoms and I found this on an Insignia forum. I’ll be taking mine into the dealers ASAP, armed with the reference number below, as it looks like it might be a good candidate. Another possible cause, that came to light in my web searches, was the battery backup on the sounder, which I have to say sounds more likely to me than a software update, but I guess that’s why we need experts. :) good luck Customer Satisfaction Programme 10-R-045 Insignia - Anti Theft Warning System Reference Number: 10-R-045 Release Date: 04-Nov-2010 Symptom Description Power sounder module of anti-theft warning system may self activate without blinker light any time after car is locked. Cause Software weakness. Only vehicles with Theft Deterrent System (RPO Code UTJ) listed in the VIN information files have to be reworked. Remedy Check if vehicle has been reworked (see vehicle marking). If marking is not present, program Body Control Module (BCM) with latest (improved) software according to following rework instruction. Paul from Nottinghamshire

I have exactly the same problem last year, I read that the rear boot open switch or the bonnet was a likely cause, i changed the boot and the problem went away. The alarm has just started going off in the middle of the night for no reason again... might try your recommendation Roger from Wrexham

I have exactly the same problem last year, I read that the rear boot open switch or the bonnet was a likely cause, i changed the boot and the problem went away. The alarm has just started going off in the middle of the night for no reason again... might try your recommendation Roger from Wrexham

Submitted: 11/11/2013 11:58:39 | ID: 57628

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pawel, South Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Movano

how can i replaced or sealed propally oil sump ? do i have to use sillicon? or any grease between ruber seal?thanks

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If there was no sealant on the faces when sump removed then theres your anwser. john from Warwickshire

Submitted: 07/11/2015 17:14:10 | ID: 123258

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Larry Hogan, Greater London

Vauxhall Meriva

Car will not start. When turning the ignition key to attempt to start the display goes dark and a noise like the central locking turning on and off can be heard. When the ignition key is released fault codes 59 and 60 became visible.Tried opening and closing electric windows but nothing changed. Any ideas anyone?

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Did u sort this as mine is doing the same thing ? David haigh from West Yorkshire

Did u sort this as mine is doing the same thing ? David haigh from West Yorkshire

Yes. It turned out that the battery was faulty and not holding a charge. Replaced it and no problem now. Larry Hogan from Greater London

Wow really thanks I'll check mine did everything flash when u tried to start the car and doors unlock and lock continuously David haigh from West Yorkshire

Thanks Larry hogan from Greater London. Changed battery worked perfect. Strange reaction for a car to do that with just a flat battery thanks again David haigh from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 13/12/2015 19:07:02 | ID: 124660

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Dale bates, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Meriva

I have a 2005 Vauxhall mariva and the spanner light as come on I have had it diagnosed and the code no is P1482 which relates to Fan relay 2 open circuit does this mean the relay switch as gone if so where can I find the location of the relay and which one will it be.

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you should find that info in the handbook mike higgins from City of Edinburgh

Submitted: 24/01/2016 18:07:47 | ID: 126634

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susan, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Frontera

My battery drains when standing for two days. I`ve had 2 new batteries fitted and it still drains, also had the electrics tested and they found nothing. What can be draining it please?

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alternator roger clarke from West Midlands

Susan, when you say you've had the electrics tested.... did they tell you what they tested, how, and what they were looking for? Have they done a parasitic drain test.. basically testing each of the cables that leave the battery pos to isolate the trouble circuit first.. then might find the cause or at least have a better idea where to start looking for a short or other fault. A faulty component could be locking live and cause the drain, but won't necessarily come up on a diagnostic via the ECU. It can be time consuming and frustrating... I was lucky with mine.. found the cause was previous owner installed aftermarket satnav to permanent live instead of ignition live.. darn thing was looking for satellites 24/7 R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 16/04/2015 11:01:43 | ID: 114770

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OBEY ZIROTA, Zimbabwe

Vauxhall Vectra

what happens when the timming belt breaks while the vehicle is in motion.

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You'll bend your valve stems and if it's a 16valve that's a lot of valves, so really I'd say it's a top head off job lol Gov from Durham

You'll bend your valve stems and if it's a 16valve that's a lot of valves, so really I'd say it's a top head off job lol Gov from Durham

you may also snap the heads off the valves which ill then cause serious damage to the piston crown and cylinder head.. may need to go to new engine ! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 30/07/2014 07:48:06 | ID: 100581

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James Brown, England

Vauxhall Meriva 2004

F comes up on my Vauxhall Meriva dashboard and the car won’t start - does anyone know what this might signify?

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Hi. I don’t have an answer to your problem, but I have the same problem and hoping that you have found a solution? I will come look here to see if you have found the problem, or if you can email me, I will appreciate it: thysheyns@mweb.co.za Thank you very much Thys Heyns from South Africa

It happened to me. AA fixed it - both brake lights had blown. Replaced bulbs and car started working. Hope I was helpful Fred Hollingworth from Yorkshire

I had it fixed. An auto electrician managed to get into the computer box (dealer couldn’t and told me the computer box was broken). He then found a short in the gearbox. The car went fine for about a year and I’m having the same problem now again. Will find the fault and report it here again Thys Heyns from South Africa

Thanks Fred from Yorkshire, been looking all week for the correct fix and you are the one. Keith from West Sussex

Thanks Fred from Yorkshire, been looking all week for the correct fix and you are the one. Keith from West Sussex

I am in the same boat ,my has the following code P1728 AND P1740 No specialist in the north so I have to remove it and send it to ECU but I don't even know how to start. The strange thing is when it starts it drives on Auto and Manual on first gear and drop on the second,Rerversing is fine as well Abdul Said from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 18/10/2011 09:37:23 | ID: 68497

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Alec, Buckinghamshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Where is the ECU located on my 56 plate 1.6 Zafira

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In the centre of the facia clipped to the heater distribution housing. sean from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 22/01/2016 17:06:54 | ID: 126534

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Jim Thompson, City of Glasgow

Vauxhall Corsa

Problem is filling it up with diesel. Pumps keep cutting out whatever angle I hold them at after only getting about £1-2 worth in it this has become a constant problem now.

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Don't put the nozzle in all the way and don't pull the trigger to the max. R Evans from Caerphilly

"Don't put the nozzle in all the way and don't pull the trigger to the max" This makes no difference and is not a fix. Thanks for trying Jim Jim Thompson from City of Glasgow

Jim, I can't see how it could be an issue with the car tho.. I use Corsas galore in work and fill them often, but don't have this issue that you experience.. ok.. the pumps do occasionally cut out, but doing as I suggested does the job... unless your vent pipe is blocked and the air pressure as you fill the tank cannot escape.. i.e. the nozzle detects a full tank because of the pressure... but I can't explain why the vent would be blocked, unless it's kinked R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 23/01/2016 08:00:56 | ID: 126558

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kim, Denmark

Vauxhall Meriva

Thermometer gauge on the dashboard suddenly stopped working. Any suggestions why? Engine runs fine and I get warm air in the cabin.

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coolant temp sensor, just changed one because the radiator fans were on constantly and temp gauge did not work mike higgins from City of Edinburgh

Submitted: 16/01/2016 09:56:35 | ID: 126233

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justina, Greater London

Vauxhall Astra

Why does my car judder when I start and judder if I go over 40

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Justina, sounds like you may have a clutch issue.. possibly related to dual mass flywheel.. a Pug Partner I recently drove had a damaged flywheel and when starting off, it would judder like if you were going over rumble strips on the side of road.. and then give it throttle and it would shake from side to side like as if the steering was fershnikered.. was warped dual mass flywheel R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 22/01/2016 08:43:46 | ID: 126522

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Sukhi, Northamptonshire

Vauxhall Corsa

Hi I got Vauxhall corsa breeze 05 I got rain water leakage on front driver seat we changed the rubber door seals but stil same can u help me what to do thanks

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You need to establish how rainwater is getting onto the seat.. get someone to help.. 1 person sit IN the car (passenger side) and the other squirt a constant jet of water from hose onto the roof.. wait for water to appear inside.. take it from there. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 22/01/2016 21:34:14 | ID: 126554

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Mr Keith A Sheard, Lancashire

Vauxhall Corsa

how do you remove a battery from vauxhall corsa active 1.0L ?? Thank You.

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Lift the bonnet.. the battery will be on the right.. use a 10mm spanner to remove the negative terminal and move it out the way, then remove the pos and move it out the way.. to the left of the battery there's a clamp at the base of the battery held in by 13mm bolt.. use a ratchet with extension to undo and move the clamp out the way.. remove battery. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 22/01/2016 22:31:11 | ID: 126555

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Ashleigh, Northamptonshire

Vauxhall Meriva

It keeps coming up with code 4 on my vauxhall meriva 11 played meaning aircon off, thermostat is going right up to the max, ac is already off anyone know the problem please?

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I have had the same problem since august. Code 4 air con off and temp gauge stops working. Tested by AA twice and garage twice. Nothing found. Sensor has been changed but it's still happening. Told not to worry but am because of zafira overheating reports. Pam from Cheshire

I have had the same problem since august. Code 4 air con off and temp gauge stops working. Tested by AA twice and garage twice. Nothing found. Sensor has been changed but it's still happening. Told not to worry but am because of zafira overheating reports. Pam from Cheshire

Hi. This happened to me. I had new water pump fitted but didn't work. Have now had automatic thermostat fitted and seems fine so far. hope this helps. john lappin from City of Glasgow

Hi I've just had this Code 4 flash up and then disappeared. Phoned Vauxhall garage and initially said never heard of it! Then maybe something to do with Air Con. Should I be worried? My heating maybe not working efficiently atm. Glad to read this post. Thank you! Ali Ellis from Hampshire

Hi I've just had this Code 4 flash up and then disappeared. Phoned Vauxhall garage and initially said never heard of it! Then maybe something to do with Air Con. Should I be worried? My heating maybe not working efficiently atm. Glad to read this post. Thank you! Ali Ellis from Hampshire

If anyone has rectified the fault please inform me as I have the same fault mike higgins from City of Edinburgh

Hi CODE 4 continued and then car alarmed so had to pull over and switch engine off until alarm stopped. Took to trustworthy garage and hooked up to electronic monitor nothing came up. Found car needed 3 litres of antifreeze - despite having had MOT and service at a Vauxhall garage! Will not be returning to dealership - using local garage from now on. No more problems with car even in minus 6 this week! Ali Ellis from Hampshire

Submitted: 22/10/2015 16:40:23 | ID: 122593

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Sue Davis, England

Vauxhall Tigra 2007

The roof of my Vauxhall Tigra will not open. When I try the switch nothing at all happens. The automatic boot however works okay. Can anyone give me an idea of what it might be as I don’t want to take it to a garage and get ripped off?

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U need to move the shelf in the boot to upright position and lock it in place Arthur from England

Hi, I had this problem and this may sound daft but it worked for me... Put gear lever in neutral, give it a rattle side to side. Don`t know if there is a sensor to stop any chance of opening roof while in gear? But as i said it worked for me gremlin fix it from England

Hi, did you find out what the problem was please? Tara from Norfolk

Hi, did you find out what the problem was please? Tara from Norfolk

Submitted: 31/01/2013 14:18:47 | ID: 92570

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Ali Ellis, Hampshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi have read post above but does anyone have any more information on a CodE 4 flashing up on dashboard then disappearing? Should I be worried? Thank you.

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Code 4 is A/C off. if you have repaired the fault please tell me how as I've got the same fault mike higgins from City of Edinburgh

Submitted: 21/11/2015 12:34:28 | ID: 123765

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David, Lancashire

Vauxhall Zafira 2003

The exhaust emission light on my Vauxhall Zafira remains illuminated when the engine is on. What can be causing this and is there any problem in my continuing to drive the car?

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I’m having the same problem at the moment. did you manage to fix yours? Linda from Hertfordshire

I have the same problem in my 1.6 petrol Zafira, the emissions light is constantly on (but not flashing, luckily). The garage have tested a few things, the ECU is not defective, they now think it may be wiring somewhere? Trouble is, this could be very time consuming to identify. Some posts on this and other forums suggest checking / topping up the oil, and after about a week of driving around the light should go out. My car is still at the garage but I will call them on Monday to ask them to check the oil. I will let you know if it helps. Meanwhile if you get an answer please let me know! Sarah from Sussex

It’s probably the lambda sensor Matt from England

Might seem silly but my engine emission light been on for some time too, had its m.o.t today, needed a new front exhaust pipe, no longer engine emission light, its worth getting your exhaust system checked, could be tiny hole messing the reading on lamber sensor up :)) roger from Cornwall

Might seem silly but my engine emission light been on for some time too, had its m.o.t today, needed a new front exhaust pipe, no longer engine emission light, its worth getting your exhaust system checked, could be tiny hole messing the reading on lamber sensor up :)) roger from Cornwall

Hello everybody, my exhaust emmision light as been on for over a week, and its always worrying when that happens. I also had a very bad misfire with it so I thought I would put new spark plugs in the car. I find it purrs like a pussy cat now. I could not believe that sorted all my worries out. So I hope that will be useful to some people that have got a Vauxhall Zafira 1600 with 7 seats. So good luck. Clive. Clive from Cyprus

Submitted: 15/03/2012 10:35:34 | ID: 84469

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Niels Møller Larsen, Denmark

Vauxhall Signum

Hi, I have this problem. After changing the battery the electric windows do not work properly. Is there some kind of test etc. I have to do in this case before the windows work correctly?

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You run the window to completely open and close it again - should reset itself. s from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 19/01/2015 14:10:48 | ID: 109858

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John Dowe, Norfolk

Vauxhall Movano

I have a 12mth old L2H2 van with a side loading door that has dropped so much that the door open warning on the dash is beeping most of the time.My dealer has told me that there are over 200 vans with the same problem,and all i`m told is that the parts are on back order.Is there another solution out there please?

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Yes I have got the exact same problem with the side loading door on my Vauxhall Movano, I have been to my local dealer in Kirkcaldy, Fife today to have them reset the door to stop the buzzer going off in the cabin all day long, on the way home it starting buzzing again, this Is the 2nd time I have had to take it in for this problem, but the people deny there is a common fault with these doors on the Movano, I ain't got a solution to offer you, but I can tell you your not alone with this problem, I think we should get as many people together with this problem as we can and demand our money back and go and buy a Renault Master instead !! Garry Haviland from Fife

Exactly the same problem with my L2H2, 63plate movano about 6 months ago. I was told that it was unusual and just needed an adjustment, no better after a full day with Peter vardy, seafield. Took it instead to Evans halshaw Vauxhall, Edinburgh. great service, full door contact unit replaced under warranty. Still doesn't excuse the fact that this is a common fault and should probably have been a recall?? wayne smith from West Lothian

Exactly the same problem with my L2H2, 63plate movano about 6 months ago. I was told that it was unusual and just needed an adjustment, no better after a full day with Peter vardy, seafield. Took it instead to Evans halshaw Vauxhall, Edinburgh. great service, full door contact unit replaced under warranty. Still doesn't excuse the fact that this is a common fault and should probably have been a recall?? wayne smith from West Lothian

Thebs issue is something vauxhall should have done something better about. A lot of people have thus problem guessing from the number of threads online. Anyway changed from ford transit to vauxhall movano about a week and half ago and I nearly went mad with the door open buzzer on all day every day. I tried cleaning the pressure plate and contacts but it still didn't work. Anyway as fidgety as I am I had a long look today and realised a simple easy fix. Looking at the bottom left corner of the door I realised it wasn't flush with the rest of the body as it should from factory. It was slightly offset outside. With the door open, I applied pressure to the bottom corner with my knee and that's all it took. No more door open buzzing noise. I think this may have about as load is thrown about banging on the door which causes it to move. Hope this fix will help out. David from West Midlands

I have a 12 plate Renault Master with the same problem. After replacing all of the rollers ( Top Bottom and Middle). I have now replaced the locaters and cups on the door. This has cured the problem. Look at the locaters and check for wear. Robert Green from Essex

I have a 12 plate Renault Master with the same problem. After replacing all of the rollers ( Top Bottom and Middle ) I have now replaced the locaters and cups on the door. This has cured the problem. Look at the locaters and check for wear. Robert Green from Essex

Submitted: 01/10/2015 20:16:25 | ID: 121863

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