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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

All you need is a more powerful battery on your car and this will cure it. katrina from West Yorkshire

All you need is a more powerful battery on your car and this will cure it. katrina from West Yorkshire

Get the mechanics to check the EARTH lead from the power steering and put extra spacers on the connection to the body, ours did the same for months until I noticed it did it more often accelerating hard, braking hard or when the engine was shaken. BAD connection, I told our garage this and they found it was the earth lead connection to the power steering, so they sorted it and since then never had the problem again. Phil from Northumberland

Get the mechanics to check the EARTH lead from the power steering and put extra spacers on the connection to the body, ours did the same for months until I noticed it did it more often accelerating hard, braking hard or when the engine was shaken. BAD connection, I told our garage this and they found it was the earth lead connection to the power steering, so they sorted it and since then never had the problem again. Phil from Northumberland

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

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simon, Dorset

Vauxhall Vectra

Ok here is one for you all. Vectra 2.2 petrol 52 plate. This car has had the same fault for years off and on and beed sat in vauxhall garage in weymouth ( useless ) without being fixed. I was given the car by my dad and after a month the dials on the dash would cut out and the anti skid light would come on with an occasional flash if the abs light. This was ok ish unless you actually turned the car off when this fault was on as the car would then not start for 1 to 2 days. NOTHING JUST DEAD. Called out the AA twice whenni ended up being stuck somewhere for them never to find a fault though both times they did chexk all the 5's adand 12's. Gave up and parked the car in a field for two years. Decided to use the car again. Mot ect just one rear spring. Dove the car for a week and the altinator went. Fitted a new one and great everything worked for a month. Now for the past 3 months for no reason whatsoever. Be it a dry day. Wet day. Warm or cold it does not matter but i get the same speedometer, revometer, fuel, temperature dials all go back to zero and the ant-skid light stays on.. TO day the car was playing up so got out had a look. Popped the bonnet and my 5 and 10 yearold daughters decided to beep the horn. Low and behold the dials came back to life.. drove down the road and they cut out again beep the horn and they are back... So who has had this problem or are clearly cleaver enough to tell me what the problem could be as vauxhall seem to have no idea. I have reset all clocks to zero. . Just in case but has no effect. Thanks you brain busting people

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Its the cim module just had same prob with mine cost £450 fitted and coded sam from Greater Manchester

Its the cim module just had same prob with mine cost £450 fitted and coded sam from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 04/04/2015 21:18:08 | ID: 114323

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John Gray, Surrey

Vauxhall Vectra 2007

I have a Vauxhall Vectra 1.8 57 plate. The temperature gauge stopped working on long runs but moves when stuck in traffic. I removed the thermostat and found it was stuck open so I replaced it with a new one. However now the temperature gauge is a bit erratic - it takes ages to register any temperature at all, then moves up and down between no reading and ninety. The fan is working and there`s no overheating - is it possible a dodgy new thermostat or air blockage? I`m planning to take the thermostat off again and check in boiling water, then refill the system slowly - is there a bleed valve on this model and if so where? (1.8)

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There is also a sensor, it may be that is your fault? josie from West Yorkshire

There is also a sensor, it may be that is your fault? josie from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 10/03/2014 11:59:03 | ID: 62688

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Dave, Essex

Vauxhall Tigra

Do you have to take gearbox out to change clutch on the 1.4 please can you advise thank you

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Hello yes you do :-) Estelle from Wrexham

Hello yes you do :-) Estelle from Wrexham

Submitted: 01/12/2014 12:17:34 | ID: 107182

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Howard James, Buckinghamshire

Vauxhall Meriva

For a few minutes after starting, a row of 3 orange indicators appears immediately above the odometer (mileometer) readings. They are each about 5mm square and look like the rear or front side of the car, including wheels. I can find no reference to them in the manual - maybe something to do with tyre-pressure (which I have checked)?

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It's the rear seatbelt lights. To show if they are fastened or not. Caroline from Aberdeenshire

Many thanks - very helpful. Howard James from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 13/04/2015 19:51:28 | ID: 114671

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Thomas Hetherington, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Insignia 2010

The boot lock of my Vauxhall Insignia won`t open. Does anyone have any ideas? (5 door hatchback)

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Same happened with our car. Returned from being on holiday at airport and boot wouldn’t open. Had to have rear tailgate catch replaced and was advised it was a fault caused by water getting in and caused it to rust and no longer work Colin Christie from Aberdeenshire

I had this happen twice under warranty. The first time Vauxhall had it in the shop for a day and gave it three coats of good-looking-at. When I had it back it worked for a month and happened again. Their advice was to disconnect the battery and see if it would reset. In my case though the fault just went away and 18 months later the car was sold with it still working. A software glitch perhaps but common non-the-less Mitchell Campion from Staffordshire

this just happened to my 61plate insignia, a very simple fix, due to bad weather & water getting into the old switch, Very common fault "a new £24 tailgate switch was fitted by myself, (am no machanic) took me about 15mins," Kevin Thompson from South Yorkshire

this just happened to my 61plate insignia, a very simple fix, due to bad weather & water getting into the old switch, Very common fault "a new £24 tailgate switch was fitted by myself, (am no machanic) took me about 15mins," Kevin Thompson from South Yorkshire

Where did you get a replacement switch from? marc from North Lanarkshire

Where did you get a replacement switch from? marc from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 27/03/2012 11:18:12 | ID: 83062

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Jimmy, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Insignia

My dashboard is reading 47% oil, do I need to put some in if so which oil do I use for a diesel Insignia please

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No mate, just means that's how much 'useful life' before you need an oil change Tony Mc from Merseyside

No mate, just means that's how much useful life before you need an oil change Tony Mc from Merseyside

Submitted: 29/03/2015 11:40:12 | ID: 114028

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Anthony Hoo, Australia

Vauxhall Zafira 2012

Hi all, I have a Vauxhall Zafira Tourer (2013), with the panoramic sunroof option. My issue is that the switch to operate the sunroof blind seems to be having alignment issues. The automatic close function does not work properly. When engaged, the blind closes all the way, then bounces back and stops at a third of the way, leaving a third of the sunroof glass exposed. If I manually press and hold the switch, it closes fine. I have taken the car back to the dealer 3 times now and every time they ’fix’ it another problem arises. Originally the problem was that the sunroof refused to open all of the way without bouncing back. Now it refuses to close all of the way. Is there a way to somehow reset the sunroof blind? Or realign the blind? Thanks. (Tourer)

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Hi there, I faced the same problem. Service adviser told me there is a calibration process which they once tried to give to one of the customer but he could not follow and end up going back to them. When i ask for it, they refuse to give citing it is too complex for end customers. See if anyone is able to get hold of this calibration method so we can do it on our own. Regards. Chris Tan from Singapore

Hi there, I faced the same problem. Service adviser told me there is a calibration process which they once tried to give to one of the customer but he could not follow and end up going back to them. When i ask for it, they refuse to give citing it is too complex for end customers. See if anyone is able to get hold of this calibration method so we can do it on our own. Regards. Chris Tan from Singapore

Hi there, I faced the same problem. Service adviser told me there is a calibration process which they once tried to give to one of the customer but he could not follow and end up going back to them. When i ask for it, they refuse to give citing it is too complex for end customers. See if anyone is able to get hold of this calibration method so we can do it on our own. Regards. Chris Tan from Singapore

Submitted: 20/03/2014 15:40:27 | ID: 63104

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BrianA, Gloucestershire

Vauxhall Meriva

Can the USB port on the 2012 Meriva SE 14T be used to charge an iPhone 5?

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Hi, yes you can charge the I-Phone 5 and it is quite quick as well, I do it all the time Celia from Torfaen

Hi, yes you can charge the I-Phone 5 and it is quite quick as well, I do it all the time Celia from Torfaen

Submitted: 20/01/2015 19:36:19 | ID: 109970

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Andy, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi guys, wondered if you could help, just purchased an Insignia 2009 exclusive and a code 24 has appeared after I took the car for a wash. I took the battery earth off and that fixed it but then 2 further codes came on to turn down both driver and passenger windows, I did that and they disappeared. I thought I had it cracked but now the code 24 has appeared again? What's going on??Thanks a lot.

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number plate bulb has blown maddrwok from Merseyside

number plate bulb has blown maddrwok from Merseyside

Submitted: 07/04/2015 21:53:38 | ID: 114425

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Michael wood, City of Nottingham

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi my insignia keeps slowing me down and saying service needed soon .any ideas please.

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Mine is doing the same is your electric fan staying on Mark from Stoke-on-Trent

Mine is doing the same is your electric fan staying on Mark from Stoke-on-Trent

Hi. I got my insignia and within 10 mins it had slowed down and the service light came on. There was no power in car, struggled to pull away at round abouts and couldnt overtake. Took it straight back to garage and the turbo pipe had blew. lindzi from Tyne and Wear

Hi. I got my insignia and within 10 mins it had slowed down and the service light came on. There was no power in car, struggled to pull away at round abouts and couldnt overtake. Took it straight back to garage and the turbo pipe had blew. lindzi from Tyne and Wear

Hi, update, it was the intercool pipe, £100 for the pipe £50 fitted from my local garage. Common fault Vauxhall says so why don't they recall them and sort the problem out? Michael wood from City of Nottingham

Hi update it was intercooler pipe £100 from vauxhall local garage charged £50 fitting vauxhall said common fault ! So why haven't they recalled them ! Michael wood from City of Nottingham

Hi update it was intercooler pipe £100 from vauxhall local garage charged £50 fitting vauxhall said common fault ! So why haven't they recalled them ! Michael wood from City of Nottingham

Hi update it was intercooler pipe £100 from vauxhall local garage charged £50 fitting vauxhall said common fault ! So why haven't they recalled them ! Michael wood from City of Nottingham

Hi update it was intercooler pipe £100 from vauxhall local garage charged £50 fitting vauxhall said common fault ! So why haven't they recalled them ! Michael wood from City of Nottingham

Just to let you know the intercooler pipe takes about 15 minutes to fit with unclipping the ring at the top with a screw driver and removing the n/s bumer light or small grill at the front which clips out .Then its a 8mm socket for the jubilee clip. You can feed it back through the front. Tony from Nottinghamshire

Just to let you know the intercooler pipe takes about 15 minutes to fit with unclipping the ring at the top with a screw driver and removing the n/s bumer light or small grill at the front which clips out .Then its a 8mm socket for the jubilee clip. You can feed it back through the front. Tony from Nottinghamshire

How do you remove the top clip I get one side out when I move to the other side the first one pops back in Lindon prudence from Kent

Submitted: 03/06/2014 08:56:35 | ID: 96779

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Phil Hutchings, Somerset

Vauxhall Tigra

Hope you can help. My wife's 2005 55 plate tigra has a problem with the rear lights. With the side lights on and the brake peddle pressed the nearside side light goes out. Have been told by garage that it needs a new sealed unit which Vauxhall no longer make. any ideas?

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You have a single filament bulb in when it should be a double filament DAVE from Hampshire

I had the same problem on my daughters car it was a earthing problem no they don't sell that part anymore I repaired the light cluster by using a small nail inside the light holder Phil from Berkshire

I had the same problem on my daughters car it was a earthing problem no they don't sell that part anymore I repaired the light cluster by using a small nail inside the light holder Phil from Berkshire

Submitted: 11/12/2014 21:54:37 | ID: 107742

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jason, West Midlands

Vauxhall Astra

My car want start look at battery the posertif was really hot y woud that be

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Tighten the terminals, this should have something to do with loosely connected terminals Brown from Malawi

Submitted: 09/04/2015 21:37:06 | ID: 114514

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Colin, Blaenau Gwent

Vauxhall Zafira 2008

My Vauxhall Zafira’s tailgate door will not open when using the handle but when using a screwdriver inside it opens. Can anybody please help?

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I have seen a post somewhere saying the wiring under the panel corrodes, try checking that out. Sean from Northamptonshire

This happened to our 54 plate 20l DTI SRI, we were travelling along at 60 miles an hour on a, thank goodness, quiet dual track when suddenly her power went. After pulling to the side my hubby switched her off while we discussed if we should call AA, my husband tried her acceleration and revs, released handbrake and away we went all the way home. Two days later she did it again so I called the AA as I couldn`t get her to move. The AA fella told me that there`s a small tube that feeds through to, in our case, the turbo and it`s too short. He told me it happens on a lot of the Zafira models so it rubs a small hole that sometimes seals itself when it sucks against another pipe, but if it unseals say when revs change it sucks air thus stopping your power. He replaced it with a much longer tube and touch wood she has never had the problem since, hope it helps someone. Chel from Worcestershire

Submitted: 28/01/2014 10:53:09 | ID: 61371

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Keith Richards, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Vauxhall Vectra 1998

Please could someone help? My 1998 Vectra, 2-litre dti starts OK but is very smoky. As soon as I drive off the smoke clears but the engine management light comes on and full power is not there. What could be the problem?

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You have black smoke and loss of power, and the engine consume lot of diesel, then it is the EGR, try first to clean it with spray bottle (carb cleaner) it might solve the problem, if not then you have to change the EGR Choukri Kayal from France

Map sensor, mine did the same, drove me nuts... computer will bring this up Jason from County Down

you have a turbo problem i have 2 vectras one is 2000 reg vectra cd de cat and everything done inc injector pump and its the turbo the second one is a 1999 vectra cdx hatch and the catalyistic converter is blocked i have no power if this is any use to you john from Ireland

you have a turbo problem i have 2 vectras one is 2000 reg vectra cd de cat and everything done inc injector pump and its the turbo the second one is a 1999 vectra cdx hatch and the catalyistic converter is blocked i have no power if this is any use to you john from Ireland

Submitted: 21/02/2012 15:31:22 | ID: 79910

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vinnie, Kent

Vauxhall Movano

My oil and coolant are mixing, drives fine, no overheating when driving, it has blown oil out of the dipstick. Could it be an oil cooler fault? Please help, thank you

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what year is the van? i have seen this on several of these myself. simon from West Midlands

Submitted: 22/10/2014 07:31:36 | ID: 104974

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Samantha, City of Nottingham

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi just looking for some advice iv recently had my alloys resprayed and since iv had it back when i go over 50mph my steering wheel is really vibrating......iv had my tracking done and tyre pressures.....just wondered if anyone could possibly have any clue to what it could be??

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Your wheels need to be balanced Peter hardy from South Yorkshire

Your wheels need to be balanced Peter hardy from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 30/03/2015 14:47:36 | ID: 114075

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Bold, Bristol

Vauxhall Movano

Hi all! I have 2005 Movano van. I have a problem. My remote key can not working. Central locking doesn't working and locking. Please help me.

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Is ignition working? Does the engine start and keep running? Change battery in key fob. Learn English blah blah from Aberdeenshire

Is ignition working? Does the engine start and keep running? Change battery in key fob. Learn English blah blah from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 02/04/2015 00:17:23 | ID: 114189

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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

Could be tracking is out, or could be that one of the suspension bushes needs replacing Jack from Bristol

Could be tracking is out, or could be that one of the suspension bushes needs replacing Jack from Bristol

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

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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

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

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brian mccurry, Devon

Vauxhall Vectra

MY DASHBOARD WORKS WHEN I TURN THE CAR ON BUT AFTER A FEW MINUTES IT ALL GOES OFF,I HAVE TRY THE TRIP MILEAGE AND TAKING THE RED CABLE OFF THE BATTERY FOR A FEW MINUTES AND IT STILL GOES OFF SO WOULD BE GRATEFUL IF ANYONE COULD HELP ME OUT THANKS BRIAN

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Mine goes off. Trying to find the answers on here.. if i beepthe horn it all comes back to life.. if you ever find the answer please let me know and i will stick it on you tube simon from Dorset

Submitted: 29/01/2015 13:28:49 | ID: 110487

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Ben, Devon

Vauxhall Vectra

My vectra c dash has frozen Rev counter and everything else is not working. I've reset it by the trip button and disconnected the battery but still have the same problem also checked the fuse. Any help would be grateful

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Hi. Mine does the same sort of thing now for two years. But discovered today as i was looking around the car to try and find a fault my 5 year old daughter decided to push the horn for a joke... everything come back to life.. drove dwon the road and lost all dials, beeped the horn and it works again.. madness simon from Dorset

Submitted: 29/03/2015 20:11:25 | ID: 114053

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Keith Bond, County Londonderry

Vauxhall Insignia 2009

I have a 2009 Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 cdti. The other day the fan/alternator belt came off. The AA man put the belt back on and the car is running fine, but he couldn’t tell me why it came off and if it will happen again. The belt looked fine and it was tight when refitted. Can anyone tell me why this happened and if it is likely to happen again please?

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Could be the belt auto tensioner is on the way out. I had similar problem on mine. Look at the tensioner pulley and see if it looks out of alignment Steve Hamar from Nottinghamshire

I have also had the same problem my belt has come off twice now and it has been decided that the belt comes off when the car is stalled. I have been told that this is a common problem with this car. Vauxhall now do a new tensioner where the belt does not hang over the edge off the tensioner, so I will be getting this done as soon as possible. Michael Watson from Lancashire

I a;so have a 2009 Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 cdti the fan/alternator belt came off due to the tensioner bushes starting to wear, as the car has done 94000 miles its due a cam belt so will get the whole thing done at the same time, for now I have popped the belt back on its running ok but needs sorting within the next few days. David Harris from Flintshire

I a;so have a 2009 Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 cdti the fan/alternator belt came off due to the tensioner bushes starting to wear, as the car has done 94000 miles its due a cam belt so will get the whole thing done at the same time, for now I have popped the belt back on its running ok but needs sorting within the next few days. David Harris from Flintshire

Submitted: 09/05/2013 12:48:53 | ID: 59294

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Gary, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Meriva

My car seems to shudder/judder intermittently when accelerating seemingly too hard and sometimes there's a bang as if something has just caught the underside of the car (mostly when changing from 1st to 2nd & there's a distinct lack of power until this bang and then normal pull seems to happen). I'm not anything like a mechanic and don't want to get stung with a hefty garage bill, does anyone have a clue what this could be?

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louse engin mounting or the clutch bracking up its har to say untill i would have to drive the car.sorry for not been much help. brian from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 02/04/2015 15:39:23 | ID: 114207

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Stuart Paton, Scotland

Vauxhall Antara 2012

The back floor behind the driver`s seat of my Vauxhall Antara on both sides is wet. Has anybody got any idea where it`s coming from?

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Could be door seals my last car did that. Jo Jo from Durham

Could be door seals my last car did that. Jo Jo from Durham

Submitted: 20/03/2014 12:37:54 | ID: 63051

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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

My daughters did this - I put some cat clean in it and she drove it for about 20 mins/half hour at 85mph up and down the dual carriageway. It passed no problem. rocky from Wiltshire

My daughters did this - I put some cat clean in it and she drove it for about 20 mins/half hour at 85mph up and down the dual carriageway. It passed no problem. rocky from Wiltshire

As said befor try adding cat cleaner or red x then give it a good thrashing for about 10 to 20 miles. You dont say if it is diesel or petrol.If it is diesel and are run softley the will fure up diesel are ment to work hard.Hope it helps.Brian n yks brian from North Yorkshire

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

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Ali, Essex

Vauxhall Zafira

Vauxhall Zafira 2008 (58 plate) Please could you tell me how to get into the back of my Vauxhall Zafira, as the electronic switch won’t operate to allow me access to the rear of my car door? (1.9 cdti Elite). My Vauxahall's central locking system is not working as I tried with key and manually.

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Check your fuse box, to see if the fuse has blown Bill Morgan from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 22/03/2015 17:52:53 | ID: 113669

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Lee Vin, Durham

Vauxhall Vivaro 2009

Does anyone know how I would fix the back doors on my Vauxhall Vivaro van? I opened both doors and the wind blew the doors round to the side of the van, so when I went to close them they don`t line up anymore. There`s about a half inch gap where the doors are supposed to meet. I`ve had to unscrew the catch that the door hooks onto in order for them to close, but they look like I haven`t shut the doors properly. I`ve searched the internet to no avail. Can anyone advise me please?

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Hi mate did u ever find out how to fix it van doors as I have the same oroblem Derek from City of Glasgow

Hi mate did u ever find out how to fix it van doors as I have the same oroblem Derek from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 22/04/2013 09:56:03 | ID: 90205

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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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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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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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