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mick, Tipperary

Vauxhall Vivaro

has the 1.9Di 03 engine got a timing belt or chain

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it should have a belt had mine replaced at 75000 miles paul maidment from Dorset

it should have a belt had mine replaced at 75000 miles paul maidment from Dorset

Submitted: 17/02/2015 19:44:50 | ID: 111750

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richard fulford, Wiltshire

Vauxhall Astra

My heater is not geting very warm on long journeys?

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Thermostat fella ........check on google where it is in your engine and replace it cheap fix and very easy to do check youtube should have a video on it how to change... des from Dorset

Thermostat fella ........check on google where it is in your engine and replace it cheap fix and very easy to do check youtube should have a video on it how to change... des from Dorset

Submitted: 24/01/2015 12:56:59 | ID: 110223

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ray, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Tigra

Can someone help with my Tigra 2005? It has a spanner light on and will not rev above 2 or 3000 revs. What can I do to repair it please?

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Hi I had the same problem on my wifes 2005 tigra. I tried a throttle body and pedal which electronically controls the revving/acceleration. If its not this you need to get an ecu kit off ebay. This is actually quite easy to do. You will need ECU, BCM, TRANSPONDER, KEY FOB + CHIP + CLOCKS You can get these as a kit from £90 on. They don't have to be identical part numbers as other cars so Tigra Twintop or Corsa D will fit. I bought a set took me 30 minutes to change the parts and solved the problem. Worth trying the throttle body & pedal first. If you need help just ask robin from West Sussex

Submitted: 02/03/2015 17:20:28 | ID: 112593

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lee smith, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Vivaro

My van is wining in first gear but it is fine in all over gears I was wondering if it's the clutch or gearbox . Thanks lee

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Hi Lee, First off I am no mechanic but have tinkered a lot over the years. Recently I had an engine change in my movano 02 and when I eventually went to collect from the sub standard grease monkeys my DRIVESHAFT was misaligned and caused me whining and whiring in first and second on the test drive. I got them to throw in a new one for all the hassle and 6 months in and no problems. He quoted me £140 for 1 but it could just need adjusting. I hope this helps as I feel your pain. Craig from Scottish Borders

Hi Lee, First off I am no mechanic but have tinkered a lot over the years. Recently I had an engine change in my movano 02 and when I eventually went to collect from the sub standard grease monkeys my DRIVESHAFT was misaligned and caused me whining and whiring in first and second on the test drive. I got them to throw in a new one for all the hassle and 6 months in and no problems. He quoted me £140 for 1 but it could just need adjusting. I hope this helps as I feel your pain. Craig from Scottish Borders

Submitted: 29/12/2014 11:33:59 | ID: 108585

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Shauna Mac, County Antrim

Vauxhall Zafira 2005

Hi. I have a 2005 Vauxhall Zafira 1.8. I got up this morning and the car started fine, dropped the kids off at school and then I had trouble starting the car again. I eventually got it started but the car would not accelerate past 5 miles per hour. Now the car won`t start at all. Any ideas?

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hello Shauna Mac. i got same problem with my zafira, did you get it fixed? if so what was the problem with it? thanks John. John from Vale of Glamorgan

Submitted: 23/04/2012 14:45:42 | ID: 82163

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angela, Darlington

Vauxhall Zafira

My car is a Zafirra 1.8 03 model .....its starting up fine but the acceleration has gone theirs nothing when you press the pedal. I

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My car did the same, the car`s engines have a safety setting that, if there is a problem with the engine which needs to be repaired, the car goes into recovery mode and it will only allow a maximum of around 20 mph. When mine did this it was one of the coil packs that needed to be replaced, but there are lots of different things that can cause this. If you don't have someone who knows about cars then take it to the garage that you normally take the car to, because if the car has gone into recovery mode it's done it for a reason. Hope this helps. Karen from Fife

hi Angela, just reading your"e problem with zafira. have you had it fixed? if so, what was the problem? i"m having same problem as you. thanks John John from Vale of Glamorgan

Submitted: 27/12/2014 15:01:40 | ID: 108483

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Emma, Hampshire

Vauxhall Corsa 2006

I`ve noticed a knocking and like juddering (kinda sounds and feels like a flat tyre) around the passenger side front wheel of my Vauxhall Corsa, but it only happens when driving at around the 70mph-80mph, no noise whatsoever at any other speeds. It`s just had a full service and they never mentioned anything when checking bearings and everything. Any ideas guys? (SXI.)

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Hi Emma, I have an 01 Corsa c sxi and I have a similar problem with mine. It’s worse when I go on uneven roads if I turn steering left and right you can hear a knocking noise on the front passenger side. I have replaced all steering components and has made no difference so it’s either steering rack or droplinks Maggie Wilson from Ireland

TRY A NEW TIRE IF THE TIRE HAS BEEN USED WITH TYRE WELD REPAIR SULUTION THE SULUTION LOOSENS UP THE START ROLLING ROUND IN SIDE THE TIRE STEVE from South Yorkshire

TRY A NEW TIRE IF THE TIRE HAS BEEN USED WITH TYRE WELD REPAIR SULUTION THE SULUTION LOOSENS UP THE START ROLLING ROUND IN SIDE THE TIRE STEVE from South Yorkshire

wheel balancing is out Rikki Jamieson from Moray

wheel balancing is out Rikki Jamieson from Moray

Submitted: 07/01/2013 14:29:24 | ID: 67099

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Aaron Nelson, West Midlands

Vauxhall Meriva

Vauxhall Meriva Life 2014 Does this car have have the feature whereby it shows how many MPG's the car is doing or the range until you need to put petrol in? If it does how do I access it?

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Yes it does On the left side lever next to the steering wheel (the one with the indicator) ,rotate the lever and your dash will scroll through various functions such as miles to petrol average speed, mpg etc James from Rhondda Cynon Taf

Yes it does On the left side lever next to the steering wheel (the one with the indicator) ,rotate the lever and your dash will scroll through various functions such as miles to petrol average speed, mpg etc James from Rhondda Cynon Taf

Submitted: 01/03/2015 18:35:53 | ID: 112553

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richard, Portsmouth

Vauxhall Combo

Hiya can anyone tell me why my heater works on number 4 heat but not 1/2/3 heat settings I have a vauxhall combo 17 cdti 05

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Hi, Your heater resistor will be knackered, Position 4 is 12 volt, 3 is 9 volt, 2 is 6 volt, 1 is 3 volt etc. Therefor you will always have 12 volts supply allowing4 to work. Resistor is not dropping the voltage down to slow the motor. Mark from Merseyside

Hi, Your heater resistor will be knackered, Position 4 is 12 volt, 3 is 9 volt, 2 is 6 volt, 1 is 3 volt etc. Therefor you will always have 12 volts supply allowing4 to work. Resistor is not dropping the voltage down to slow the motor. Mark from Merseyside

Hi, how do I replace heater resistor and where would I locate it please? Richard from Portsmouth

Hi, how do I replace heater resistor and where would I locate it please? Richard from Portsmouth

Submitted: 24/03/2015 19:40:54 | ID: 113783

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lee, West Midlands

Vauxhall Insignia

My Vauxhall Insignia`s coolant fan is constantly running?

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Mine was the same, had the thermostat replaced at a cost of £90. john worrall from Lancashire

Mine was the same, had the thermostat replaced at a cost of £90. john worrall from Lancashire

Submitted: 16/01/2015 10:44:04 | ID: 109655

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Brian Flood, Ireland

Vauxhall Movano 2007

Does anybody know how to turn the airbag and service light off on a 2007 Movano? Thanks.

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Disconnect the seat belt sensor cable (plug/socket) connections under both passenger and drivers the seats. Clean and spray with WD40. This will cure the problm, but it will come back....Repeat the process Charlie Hulse from Cheshire

Disconnect the seat belt sensor cable, plug/socket, connections under both passenger and drivers the seats. Clean and spray with WD40. This will cure the problm, but it will come back....Repeat the process Charlie Hulse from Cheshire

Submitted: 07/08/2012 16:35:38 | ID: 70158

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Shaun Jones, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

I recently had code 15 displayed on my 2012 Meriva 1.4 turbo.The handbook says it is the third brake light. I removed the rubber seal but was unable to gain acsess to the unit (the hole far too small). Does anybody know how to acsess the unit and change the bulb? Thanks.

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hi, I also have same problem. Have you sorted your issue? Thanks Sri from Essex

hi, I also have same problem. Have you sorted your issue? Thanks Sri from Essex

Submitted: 07/01/2015 15:56:50 | ID: 109101

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Michelle, Hampshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi there. I have a 2007 Vauxhall Meriva that has experienced a steering fault, the ESP light comes on unexpectedly and the power steering goes, making it very difficult to steer. I have read there is a common fault with this make of car and don't know what to do. I have had a computer diagnostic test done but it`s showing no faults? What can I do about this as driving with my children in the car is scary! Can anyone help please?

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I too experience this and find it stops instantly by switching the ignition on and off quickly, cures it without any adverse affect. R H Bane from Norfolk

I too experience this and find it stops instantly by switching the ignition on and off quickly, cures it without any adverse affect. R H Bane from Norfolk

Submitted: 22/03/2015 21:05:56 | ID: 113678

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Richard, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Antara

My heaters have stopped blowing out warm air. Anyone know why?

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Hi, could be your heater matrix, check foot well for water, mine has just broken, inside windows steamed up and wouldn't demist. Luckily still in warranty and Vauxhall have done all work free of charge and hired car for me while work carried out. kev lennard from Staffordshire

Hi, could be your heater matrix, check foot well for water, mine has just broken, inside windows steamed up and wouldn't demist. Luckily still in warranty and Vauxhall have done all work free of charge and hired car for me while work carried out. kev lennard from Staffordshire

Submitted: 12/12/2014 09:00:54 | ID: 107758

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Claire, Cork

Vauxhall Combo

How do I switch off the interior light in the ceiling between two front seats in a Vauxhall Combo van (2011)?

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The switch that you use to turn your headlights on also turns the interior light on and off, instead of turning it just push the switch inwards Luke from Hampshire

The switch that you use to turn your headlights on also turns the interior light on and off, instead of turning it just push the switch inwards Luke from Hampshire

Submitted: 21/03/2015 22:41:58 | ID: 113644

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stephen, Cambridgeshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a Vauxhall Zafira 1.8 petrol on a 52 plate, only when I cold start it I get erratic revs up to 3000 révs and it will stall if I try to move it, but is ok after it warms up and the revs settle back to 800. Then when I pick up speed on a parkway it will start pinging and tries holding back at about 60. Can you help please?

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Try the temp switch, mate AIDY from County Antrim

Try the temp switch, mate AIDY from County Antrim

Submitted: 19/03/2015 21:38:35 | ID: 113558

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EDDIE DESPORT, Scottish Borders

Vauxhall Astra

I CANT OPEN THE ROOF WHEN I PRESS THE BUTTON ALL I GET IS A PING SOUND I HAVE PULLED THE NET BUT STILL NOT WORKING ??????

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Same problem here.... have you resolved the problem? Pat from Lancashire

Submitted: 14/02/2015 10:29:53 | ID: 111501

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Claire, Cardiff

Vauxhall Tigra

Hi there, my Vauxhall Tigra roof won't open. There is no sound but the boot works perfectly well. Can anyone advise me please? We have also checked the 20amp fuse.

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Hi, my wife had a problem with her roof on an 04 Executive Tigra, the fault was eventually traced by a dealer plugging in a circuit fault finder. Fault was traced to a faulty proximity switch in the boot. There are apparently quite a few switches in various locations in the boot and roof. All switches need to be in the correct position for the roof to open. Hope that helps you. . Ray from Merseyside

Hi, my wife had a problem with her roof on an 04 Executive Tigra, the fault was eventually traced by a dealer plugging in a circuit fault finder. Fault was traced to a faulty proximity switch in the boot. There are apparently quite a few switches in various locations in the boot and roof. All switches need to be in the correct position for the roof to open. Hope that helps you. Ray from Merseyside

Submitted: 19/03/2015 13:56:32 | ID: 113544

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clifford, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi I have zafira 2008 disgn it's 150bhp the transaction control light comes on then I'm driving and them the car cuts out but doesn't do do it all the time it can.one week before it cuts out or one hour I've had a tagonst done on it and the codes have been cleared but it's still happening what can I do

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Hi Clifford I have exactly the same problem just wondered if you got anywhere with it as I am struggling to find a answer for it Kind Regards Steve steve from Essex

Hi Clifford I have exactly the same problem just wondered if you got anywhere with it as I am struggling to find a answer for it Kind Regards Steve steve from Essex

Submitted: 07/06/2014 15:34:23 | ID: 97129

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George, Durham

Vauxhall Vectra

Where is the power sounder located as there is no sound when alarm is activated.

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passenger side boot compartment Alastair from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 24/02/2015 19:00:43 | ID: 112269

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Mike Pring, Cardiff

Vauxhall Corsa 2001

My Vauxhall Corsa`s driver`s floor is wet all of the time. Can anyone advise me on what to do?

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youtube it, it`s a seal on the brake manifold, it needs replacing sue from Blaenau Gwent

Submitted: 18/06/2012 11:42:13 | ID: 71361

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Dennis, Essex

Vauxhall Insignia

Would the air con unit cause running problems and make a vibration type noise on acceleration if the gas is low?

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Sounds like dual mass flywheel is worn T battrawden from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 06/02/2015 08:42:24 | ID: 110987

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phil, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

Service vehicle soon keeps coming on followed by the engine fan even when cold?

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I have the same problem. My mechanic told me that one of the glow plugs need to be changed. Valy from Greater London

Submitted: 02/03/2015 10:11:50 | ID: 112574

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Niall O`Connor, England

Vauxhall Insignia 2010

I have a Vauxhall Insignia Elite diesel. I was driving out on the road and a car stopped in front suddenly so I applied the brake, but when I went to drive off the car would not go over 30 mph. I parked it up and tried it again 3 hours later and it was back to normal, but after a mile it did the same again. The service soon light came on but the car is 5k short of needing a service going by the service book. Any suggestions what is going on?

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I think you will find that the Diesel Particle Filter (DPF) is blocked and causes the car to go into ’Limp Mode’. My dealer sorted it for me and suggested that every now and again drive in a lower gear than necessary, e.g 60mph in 3rd gear to blast it out. I didn’t know anything about this problem as it’s my first diesel engine car (Insignia sports tourer). Ray Hilliard from Lincolnshire

Or put it on 3rd gear and drive it within 3000revs for 6 miles. Valy from Greater London

Submitted: 31/12/2013 10:04:59 | ID: 59824

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Dean, Louth

Vauxhall Insignia

I recently put a new battery in my Vauxall Insignia but now I have no miles shown, it just shows lines where the miles are supposed to be?

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Switch the battery off and put it back again. Valy from Greater London

Submitted: 08/10/2014 18:05:50 | ID: 104282

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Keiran, Essex

Vauxhall Insignia

Why, when my service light comes on, does it restrict my speed to 50mph? This has only happened since I've had my battery changed?

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Hi If is beeping when you rich 50mph, then is being set like that from fabric. I set up my one to 30mph. U can change that by pressing the small button on the left steering wheel stick. Valy from Greater London

Submitted: 21/10/2014 11:31:14 | ID: 104932

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Ty Yaqub, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Insignia

hii i have ainsignia 2.00cdti 59 plate , i have a cd 300s ystem in the car, how easy and expensive is to change to sat nav system

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about £ 270 the sat-nav only plus labour Valy from Greater London

Submitted: 06/11/2014 19:59:57 | ID: 105791

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Malcolm callaghan, Durham

Vauxhall Insignia

When I start my car the afl service light stays on any ideas how I get rid of this or what the problem is cheers

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The AFL light comes on normally when one of the bulbs have blown in the headlamp gary from Caerphilly

The AFL light comes on normally when one of the bulbs have blown in the headlamp gary from Caerphilly

I have the same problem, but the lights are working fine. It's still a blown bulb? Cheers Valy from Greater London

Submitted: 01/01/2015 17:22:39 | ID: 108725

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Adam, Berkshire

Vauxhall Combo

The oil light has started flashing on my 2014 Combo, I bought the van new and have done 18.5k, put oil in but it`s still flashing. Any suggestions? Cheers

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This is telling you your oil requires changing. Make sure that the garage resets the computer on the van otherwise it will keep going off. Douglas Dobb from Surrey

This is telling you your oil requires changing. Make sure that the garage resets the computer on the van otherwise it will keep going off. Douglas Dobb from Surrey

Submitted: 02/03/2015 22:32:14 | ID: 112634

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Byron, Hampshire

Vauxhall Insignia

I have found just recently that everytime i unlock the car the led day running lights would come on as would the bi xenon's and it would then do a series of tests with the lights, but all of a sudden its not doing this anymore when i unlock the car nothing is coming on anymore untill the car has been started dont know what the problem is does anybody else know or who might have had the same problem.

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Have you started using a different key as this would need the settings re-configuring for that key? I recently started using my spare key as main one was playing up. With the key in and ignition on you can check the settings for lights,comfort settings etc by using the configure button on radio unit. Rob Latham from Cambridgeshire

Have you started using a different key as this would need the settings re-configuring for that key? I recently started using my spare key as main one was playing up. With the key in and ignition on you can check the settings for lights,comfort settings etc by using the configure button on radio unit. Rob Latham from Cambridgeshire

Have you tried going into the Infont system on the car? I have an 09 and I can turn this on and off through this procedure. You can turn the lights on / off when opening the car or select which doors to unlock etc etc Fletch from Midlothian

Submitted: 28/02/2015 15:29:07 | ID: 112485

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d Lawrence, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Insignia

My insignia keeps coming up service soon and as gone into limp mode . I have only had the car 2 months and I've had the car in at halford autos under the warranty they put new sensor on but could not clear the fault of p2453 fault code diesel particulate sensor fault they have said I need to go vauxhall but my warranty won't pay out I've tried a good run down the motorway but still struggles to get up to 30mph and service soon light still on does anyone know what I can do ?

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Hi. I had this problem, I was told to take it out and run the engine at 3000 to 3500 revs, it took about 6 miles and this cleans the particular sensor. Happy days, no cost at all. I do this every now and again now. mark from West Midlands

Hi, I had this problem last year and put the car into Vauxhall and was told that it was the inlet manifold and turbo. That was the problem, I am now £2500 down but problem solved. Fletch from Midlothian

Submitted: 07/02/2015 18:13:07 | ID: 111072

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emlyn webster, Norway

Vauxhall Movano

hi i have a 2003 model movano (opel) 2.2tdi and it has had trouble starting just lately and i thought it might be because of the temperature dropping but today it started ok driven a few km left for 10 minutes then wouldnt start and had to be brought home on a breakdown truck,any ideas? thankyou

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Hi, last year I had a similar fault on my 03 2.2, code reader said there was a fault on camshaft sensor circuit so I checked everything, even had the ecu checked so started checking other things. The crankshaft sensor gap looked wide so I removed, cleaned and refitted it with a 12 thou gap and it`s run perfectly since April 2014. Now I`ve got an intermittent central locking fault, that`s why I am looking for info. Hope you got it sorted a while ago. brian from Shetland Islands

Submitted: 21/11/2014 22:37:30 | ID: 106642

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sandy bedder, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Tigra

Interiior lght stays on all the time. Checked boot and doors etc all closed. Cat locks ok

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Its a pull pull switch also...i also searched long.. mike from Nottinghamshire

your lights switch which you rotate - is also a press in and out switch . press it in if you want cabin light on permanently - depress once again for normal operation i.e ligt on for 15-20 secs when entering or leaving car Ronnie from North Ayrshire

Submitted: 26/01/2015 15:24:21 | ID: 110315

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Tracy, Essex

Vauxhall Tigra

Is it possible to lock the doors whilst you're inside the car?

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yes , central button (on door panel) which adjusts wing mirrors - depress it once and you will hear doors being locked - press again to unlock Ronnie from North Ayrshire

Submitted: 20/02/2015 13:55:28 | ID: 111952

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andy, Brighton & Hove

Vauxhall Tigra

Hi hope someone can help!?! Our 1996 tigra has failed its emissions test on mot even after having new exhaust fitted!! Not by much but enough to fail what are the best and cheapest fixes air filter fuel choice oil change etc?? Any advice gratefully received only its the wife's and I'm out of ideas and cash now!! Thanks and happy Vauxhalling!!

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Might be carb needs setting up, check your choke is going off or change the choke to a manual one ray from Derbyshire

to reduce emissions for test - try redex in petrol - cheap fix around £3-4 Ronnie from North Ayrshire

to reduce emissions for test - try redex in petrol - cheap fix around £3-4 Ronnie from North Ayrshire

Submitted: 21/02/2015 14:12:55 | ID: 112031

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Louise, England

Vauxhall Zafira 2006

I need advice please. My car is 8 months out of warranty. A light came on (car with spanner through it) so I took it to the local garage who diagnosed a dpf fault. I was told to take it for a good run. I have done this several times but the light is still on. It has gone back to the garage, and I am now waiting to hear back but have already been warned that I might need a new filter and that this could be very expensive. Any advice?

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Hi Louise. I have had an Astra Twintop from new (Feb 2008); I have had the DPF replaced twice and it now looks as if it will need the same repair again. The fault reoccurs every 11/12 months and I have been told by 2 Vauxhall technicians that there is an ongoing problem with the DPF and they are therefore replacing a faulty part with another faulty part! The filter then takes (in my case) approximately 11 months to start playing up (reduced power), the light then comes on, engine goes into safe mode and despite being told that it was OK to drive my vehicle has broken down completely. I have been trying to persuade Vauxhall to extend the warranty on these parts, but they tell me that it is the way I drive. Apparently if you only do short runs the problem can occur but as my shortest journey is 15 miles and I do a weekly 130 mile round trip, this is obviously not the case. There must be many people experiencing the same problem, so I guess we need to collectively pressure Vauxhall - in your case, I suggest you go back and tell them that it’s a known fault that should be repaired FOC Jeanette from Berkshire steve spooner from Lincolnshire has submitted an answer to ID: 94.

Hello, my car has the same problem and has been to the garage so many times for this problem. I have had 2 dpf filters, 2 egr valves. also restarting the dpf so many times. My car’s a 58 reg with 37,000 miles on the clock and I have had this problem for the last four months. When they say you drive it wrong that is rubbish - we never drive under the speed limit and often thrash it which should regenerate the dpf. It is a definite problem with this engine and this needs sorting out by Vauxhall. I am just in the process of getting rid of it and expect to lose loads but want a safe car. Also, when I had the RAC look at it they said it is not safe to drive and perhaps Trading Standards might be a thought as this car is not fit for the road and is unsafe to drive when it goes into limp mode just when you go to pull away at a junction or roundabout Steve Spooner from Lincolnshire

I had the same problem with mine and I had the egr valve changed £750. I have had my 57 plate for a year and it has cost me £1,500. During the Christmas break, I was driving down a country lane and the steering suddenly became very stiff, I couldn’t turn the car, several lights came on the dashboard and I nearly crashed the car and caused a major accident. The car engine however remained on although the revs were raised and the engine sounded louder than normal. I’m not sure if I smelt burning rubber, it felt like the brakes had come on, the windscreen washers stopped working and it was raining heavily, two lights that came on were the triangle with a car on the road, the abs lights and a red light with a chair type symbol. I am sick of this car Alison Challenger from England

Look up company called terraclean in hampshire they have their own patented equipment to deep clean dpf theyre on facebook as well with posted videos of process and results jason from Hampshire

Look up company called terraclean in hampshire they have their own patented equipment to deep clean dpf theyre on facebook as well with posted videos of process and results jason from Hampshire

Submitted: 23/08/2010 10:13:26 | ID: 70735

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Brendon Wickens, London

Vauxhall Insignia 2011

Both my Vauxhall Insignia`s keys have broken, one snapped apart and the other seemed to just fall apart. I`ve had my car from new, it`s a 2011 sri. Has anyone else had this problem because I think there`s a fault?

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I don’t have the answer, but if you still have all the gubbings you can buy a replacemant housing on eBay for about £7. My first key rubber has perished. I haven’t tried yet, but you may be able to swap everything over. Nathan King from England

I have also a Insignia SRI (June 2011), both keys (blade) have snapped off, car is outside warranty cover (60k - 70k), Vauxhall are refusing to replace the 2nd key (replacement), which is less than 1 year old, cost new quoted as £145, presently trying to resolve issue with Vauxhall. I would agree there appears to be an ignition key fault, anybody else with same problem? Len Anthony from Ayrshire

Had the same thing with one key. It looked like a form of brittle stress failure on the cast metal hinge part. Took it back to dealer I bought from and had a new key done under maker’s warranty. Another few months however and it would have been an expensive replacement. I now try to always fold back the blade before putting in my pocket as I think the metal is very weak Stewart Mackenzie from Fife and Kinross Shires

Both my keys need replacing as the cast parts which hold the blades fractured. My car is within warranty, so two new keys have been ordered - no problem. There does seem to be a fault with the cast parts as these fractured in exactly the same places. The local Vauxhall dealer didn't quibble about replacing both keys. John Carr from Cumbria

Have exactly the same issue with my Insignia (March 2011) keys, the metal housing that holds the key blade in place has broken on both keys. Went back to dealer but they said Opel will not replace as outside of warranty. I will take it up directly with Opel Ireland. Has anyone had any joy with Vauxhall UK? John Conway from Dublin

Have exactly the same issue with my Insignia (March 2011) keys, the metal housing that holds the key blade in place has broken on both keys. Went back to dealer but they said Opel will not replace as outside of warranty. I will take it up directly with Opel Ireland. Has anyone had any joy with Vauxhall UK? John Conway from Dublin

My 2011 Insignia has had the same problem. Both key blades have come away from the fob as the small platsic part that holds it has cracked. One did this a few months ago and the dealership told me I would have to pay for a new key ( £178) So i just used the spare and that has now broken. They are going to look at it and see if it can be claimed under the warranty but I doubt they will agree, I looked at my keys for our 5yr old Astra that has flip keys but the difference here is that the mechanism that hold the blade on this it metal and not plastic. Obviusly a poor design using the plastic as when you flip the blade out they do come out at force and thats what has caused the plastic to crack in my opinion. david from Redcar and Cleveland

My 2011 Insignia has had the same problem. Both key blades have come away from the fob as the small platsic part that holds it has cracked. One did this a few months ago and the dealership told me I would have to pay for a new key ( £178) So i just used the spare and that has now broken. They are going to look at it and see if it can be claimed under the warranty but I doubt they will agree, I looked at my keys for our 5yr old Astra that has flip keys but the difference here is that the mechanism that hold the blade on this it metal and not plastic. Obviusly a poor design using the plastic as when you flip the blade out they do come out at force and thats what has caused the plastic to crack in my opinion. david from Redcar and Cleveland

Opel Ireland offered to replace one of the keys as a gesture of good will & just collected the replacement from Opel dealer today. Still maintain that materials used are not up to scratch & would encourage others to follow up with distributor if they get no joy from dealer. John Conway from Dublin

My Insignia is also a 2011 car.I now have the same problem.The blade of the ignition key has detached from the fob. The blade itself is unbroken but the thin 1.50 - 2.00mm thick plastic housing which is supposed to support the metal key while it is being turned in the ignition has just cracked and fell apart. I did not realise how flimsy it was constructed until I examined the broken pieces ! I believe this is not fit for purpose and think there is a good chance that this would be upheld by the Government Consumer Rights - especially at £145.00 a time they are quoting me. Alan Boyd from Inverclyde

My Insignia is also a 2011 car.I now have the same problem.The blade of the ignition key has detached from the fob. The blade itself is unbroken but the thin 1.50 - 2.00mm thick plastic housing which is supposed to support the metal key while it is being turned in the ignition has just cracked and fell apart. I did not realise how flimsy it was constructed until I examined the broken pieces ! I believe this is not fit for purpose and think there is a good chance that this would be upheld by the Government Consumer Rights - especially at £145.00 a time they are quoting me. Alan Boyd from Inverclyde

Submitted: 14/11/2013 16:04:11 | ID: 57882

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Mick, North Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Can anyone tell me how to fi d out if i have driver assist on my insignia 2012, I have checked the manual but this gives all variations not just my specific model. I believe this is when in cruise conyrol if you get too close to the car in front it adjusts your speed to avoid a crash Thanks

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I think the driver assist is when you`re on a hill and the car holds the brakes on slightly so you don't have to rev the engine so hard when pulling away. JT and from Tyne and Wear

Thanks but how do i know if i have that? Also how do I tell if i have the thing I described above where if you get too close to the vehicle in front when using cruise control it alters your distance. Mick from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 18/02/2015 13:50:37 | ID: 111793

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Lauren, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Astra

Driving along tonight and my hazard lights started flashing, doors unlocked and interior light came on. Everything went back to normal after a few seconds but the interior light stayed on. I have disconnected the bulb to stop the battery from draining. Any ideas as to why this happened and how to fix it would be appreciated?

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Hi Sounds like its gone into crash mode mine did the same thing twice after just turning the engine over within two weeks ....took it to vauxhall and the changed the ?crash sensor board ? runs fine now done 20k miles and no problem since jack croxall from West Midlands

Hi Sounds like its gone into crash mode mine did the same thing twice after just turning the engine over within two weeks ....took it to vauxhall and the changed the ?crash sensor board ? runs fine now done 20k miles and no problem since jack croxall from West Midlands

Hi Lauren I've had the same problem. Just wondering if replacing the crash sensor board for you worked? Thanks Mesh from Kent

Hi Lauren I've had the same problem. Just wondering if replacing the crash sensor board for you worked? Thanks Mesh from Kent

Submitted: 09/11/2014 22:31:53 | ID: 105959

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Paul Pickard, Lancashire

Vauxhall Zafira 2000

My 1.8 Vauxhall Zafira cuts out when the engine is warm and won`t start again until the engine is cold again. I can drive 10 miles at the most and the car will shut down even if I`m driving. It starts first time every time when the car`s cold. I`ve only just noticed but when I turn the ignition on a car with a spanner appears but only shows when the car is cold. When the engine is warm and cuts out it can take up to an hour to start again (car with spanner to show again). Can anybody help please?

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Hi, this is the electric pump which pushes the petrol from the tank to the engine and it got to be changed. Chucri Kayal from France

Hi, I have a Zafira life 1.6 2004 with full service history. I had a similar problem last week, the car would not start. I called out RAC and they turned the key and it started, no problem. After 10 mins I called them back out again with the same problem. They came out, turned the key and it started. I couldn`t take a chance this time so asked them to follow me to a garage while it`s still going. The car got to the garage and then stopped running. Diagnostic check said ECU faulty, sent off ECU for repair £228, came back with no improvement whatsoever. I rang them up and with no quibble they said send it back to us. I`m waiting now for it to be returned and tried again, fingers crossed. John from Vale of Glamorgan

Submitted: 10/03/2014 10:49:40 | ID: 62672

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