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jayne winslow, West Midlands

Vauxhall Astravan

Hi my v astra sportive sometimes I get a loud bleeping noise and then on the didital radio display a word called external in appeers at the same time had it serviced at the garage 2 months ago is this any think to be worried about has done this about a dozen times over 4 months thanks jane

Submitted: 23/09/2014 18:43:35 | ID: 103530

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george, Essex

Vauxhall Astravan

Sluggish start when cold and after journey. Recently had service glow plugs check and new battery,but no improvement ,any ideas anyone? Thanks in anticipation.

Submitted: 18/09/2014 16:55:34 | ID: 103258

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Andy, Swansea

Vauxhall Astravan

Just suddenly had the abs symbol and car skidding symbol come on on the dash display very intermmittant and had it checked at Vauxhall with the plug in unit and it came up with no faults???? Any ideas what is causing this or how to clear/reset the dash lights??? Thanks

Submitted: 01/09/2014 22:08:22 | ID: 102483

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Ryan, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Astravan

Hi could you tell me what the turbo is attached to as I have got a winning noise coming from it? Regards Ryan

Submitted: 27/08/2014 19:13:16 | ID: 102244

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Graham pitts, Herefordshire

Vauxhall Astravan

Just fitted a new oil cooler and cannot remember which way round pipes go back onto the heater matrix on my Astra 17 van 52 plate?

Submitted: 19/08/2014 22:19:11 | ID: 101793

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dyson, Cheshire

Vauxhall Astravan

how do I change the radiator on my 2003 Vauxhall envoy 1700td van ,do I have to take the front bumper off

Submitted: 09/08/2014 18:49:07 | ID: 101225

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Andy, West Midlands

Vauxhall Astravan

On a run recently on the motorway when I got to about 70mph I lost power for a second and then it picked up again. This happened a few times and I noticed blue smoke at the back of the van. I know the van has an oil leak and it looks like it is coming from the top left side of the engine as you face the engine from the front. Would this oil leak cause this loss of power or is it something to do with fuel starvation. Can anybody advise me on what it might be. Thanks Andy

Submitted: 03/08/2014 16:40:04 | ID: 100838

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Paul, Norfolk

Vauxhall Astravan

Hi I have a very slight hesitation when excellerating on my van it gets worse when it gets warm to the extent that it will not rev over 2.5 to 3k and is very spluttery as if it's starved of fuel and also a knocking noise appears if I then leave it til next morning and it will be fine til it gets warm again have changed the fuel filter and air filter with no difference at all any help would be appreciated

Submitted: 28/07/2014 20:29:38 | ID: 100512

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steve girling, Stoke-on-Trent

Vauxhall Astravan

Hi, can anyone help? I`m losing water from the expansion bottle, it`s slowly draining out. The head gasket seems okay with no signs of sludge, bypassed matrix still losing water when the engine`s turned off?

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It will be the return pipe 2nd pipe from the bottle that rubs against the engine shield. £5 from vauxhall. To fit slide out battery, and water bottle two minute job. Pete Pete from United States of America

Submitted: 13/07/2014 20:59:26 | ID: 99609

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pat, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Astravan

My van has just died on me. It has gone from what I thought was a starter motor problem to nothing at all, just a click when you turn the key. The dash lights up, the lights work but the fan just will not turn over?

Submitted: 13/07/2014 19:33:38 | ID: 99601

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hazel freeman, Kent

Vauxhall Astravan

The mileage is no longer visible on my dashboard,any ideas how to retrieve this??

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It`s probably a light that has gone out dyson from Cheshire

It`s probably a light that has gone out dyson from Cheshire

Submitted: 14/06/2014 13:59:23 | ID: 97666

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Richard stokes, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Astravan

Where is the starter motor located please? Thanks.

Submitted: 14/06/2014 12:14:18 | ID: 97659

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Ray Waterman, Kent

Vauxhall Astravan

Astra van starts but will not go above 30 mph engine seems to have shut down to low revs, any idea from anyone. Cheers.

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If engine making noise when driving or turbo has gone I got same problem ash from Nottinghamshire

If engine making noise when driving or turbo has gone I got same problem ash from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 07/06/2014 09:36:27 | ID: 97088

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jim mc master, County Down

Vauxhall Astravan

Hi I have a 2012 1.7 ecofex diesel van and I have noticed recently that the fan seems to be running very hard whilst driving I ony herd it when I turned the radio of.Do you know is this normal

Submitted: 29/05/2014 21:17:51 | ID: 96456

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Lee elliott, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Astravan

My astra van speedo has stopped working and the abs light is constantly on,how do I fix this?

Submitted: 27/05/2014 23:06:31 | ID: 96295

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Jones1950, Worcestershire

Vauxhall Astravan

Hi guys under the engine cover I have what looks like 3 valves joined together with hoses one is leaking oil is this a problem and what are they cheers

Submitted: 26/05/2014 14:02:41 | ID: 96186

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Tony Harris, Lancashire

Vauxhall Astravan

My rear tailgate has been damaged and now it wont open the central locking is working but the back door will not open is there any way I can break into the back. Thanks

Submitted: 12/05/2014 19:53:33 | ID: 95441

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Frank, Somerset

Vauxhall Astravan

Hi All. Got an 03 astravan Isuzu engine. After changing the radiator the expansion tank cap started making an hissing noise, replaced it and the new one actually comes loose and all the coolant pours out after a 20 minute drive. Just had cambelt done so new water pump and was hoping it could help but didnt. The thermostat is working as well. Someone mentioned it could be a failed head gasket and had it tested for gases (sniffer test) which turned out negative but he was under the impression there was too much pressure within cooling system. However there are no traces of oil in the expansion tank and coolant remains clear. The guy who just did the cambelt seems to think i should replace the ET cap but done that to no avail. This problem only came on whilst having a leak on radiator so may have driven with no coolant in system but again no oil in expansion tank? Thank you for your help

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i had a similar problem with my van , turned out to be the pressure relief valve in the header tank that was stuck so therefore the water was not able to circulate around the chambers in the header tank as it should , hope that helps dave from West Yorkshire

i had a similar problem with my van , turned out to be the pressure relief valve in the header tank that was stuck so therefore the water was not able to circulate around the chambers in the header tank as it should , hope that helps dave from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 30/04/2014 18:17:46 | ID: 94917

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will, Stoke-on-Trent

Vauxhall Astravan

Hi there After running fine the battery went flat then started with a jump start and was running fine for 3-4 days then i switched it off and returned to the van a couple of hrs later and the battery was flat again and would not start and would not bump start i have a p0335 fault code many thanks for any help received Will.

Submitted: 22/04/2014 02:03:28 | ID: 94531

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Noel, Essex

Vauxhall Astravan

Can any tell me what colour is the reversing wire on a astra van 08

Submitted: 20/04/2014 22:51:47 | ID: 94488

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nicola stubley, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Astravan

the indicator light on left handside stays on even when the engine is off and key is removed. Have tried taking main bulb out but the side light stayed on ??? Have removed fuse as it was only way to make it go out. Any ideas please

Submitted: 12/04/2014 08:17:15 | ID: 94118

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Richard Branigan, England

Vauxhall Astravan 2008

I have a Vauxhall Astravan 1.3cdti club. When pulling away in first gear (it sounds like the turbo) there’s a whine and it stops and starts, the faster you go the faster the whine. This only happens in first gear, no others. Any help would be appreciated?

Submitted: 31/03/2014 15:09:18 | ID: 93701

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Graham Wilkinson, England

Vauxhall Astravan 2001

My Vauxhall Astravan drives well most of the time but sometimes it will lose power and become really sluggish. Also it`s pumping out a bit of smoke. It will work fine the next day though? I had it in for a full service and they can’t find a fault. Any ideas?

Submitted: 14/03/2014 16:33:30 | ID: 62850

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Simon Avery, England

Vauxhall Astravan 1999

I am having problems starting my Vauxhall Astravan, when hot it just turns over but will bump start. Also I have a weird noise coming from the front nearside tyre is wearing badly on the inside. Any help? (2.0 dti)

Submitted: 13/03/2014 12:11:53 | ID: 62794

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Mark Dellow, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Astravan 2008

I have a problem with my Vauxhall Astravan 2008. It started when turning corners, the radio and headlights would go off for a second or two then come back on. It got worse and would cut out (radio and lights) when driving along straight, then to a point where the fuel gauge and miles left went off for minutes and then the windscreen wipers stopped working. My mechanic used the diagnostics machine and it came up with a list of problems that filled an A4 piece of paper. He got rid of most of them and updated the software yesterday. I came out this morning and the the central locking doesn’t work and when I put the key in the ignition the engine management light flashed, when the key is turned to start the engine nothing happens. The engine management light has been on and off for quite a while, the mechanic could not get rid of it and said there was nothing wrong with the van. The interior lights have been pulsating for a number of months and have got progressively worse. Any ideas please? Thank you in advance for any help you can give me. (Sportive)

Submitted: 04/03/2014 09:06:06 | ID: 62551

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Lee Blake, Swansea

Vauxhall Astravan 2006

My Vauxhall Astravan won`t start unless I use easy start. When I push the throttle down to rev it up it cuts out. Can anyone help me?

Submitted: 24/02/2014 12:09:30 | ID: 66544

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Andy Vaux, Herefordshire

Vauxhall Astravan 2006

Hi, my Vauxhall Astravan loses electrical power while driving and the ABS light comes on, but if I give it a good rev it rights itself. This does not happen all of the time, mainly when the lights are on, but after about four or five times it`s okay and there`s no problem. Any ideas please? Many thanks.

Submitted: 16/01/2014 11:37:13 | ID: 60777

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Tony Hawker, Somerset

Vauxhall Astravan 2011

I have a control stick on the left side behind the steering wheel in my Vauxhall Astravan Sportive. It has two clock symbols on the end but I don’t know what it is for? Can anybody tell me?

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Cruise control. Martin ( Master technician 20 + years ) from Durham

Submitted: 14/01/2014 09:53:46 | ID: 60702

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Steve Hopkins, Kent

Vauxhall Astravan 2000

I was driving my Vauxhall Astravan 1.7 tdi and it just cut out on me. It will now start for about 30 seconds then cut out again. Two months prior I had the oil cooler changed as there was oil in the water header tank. Does anyone know if these vans have an inline fuel cut out switch?

Submitted: 10/12/2013 15:59:35 | ID: 58947

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Steve Cucurnia, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Astravan 2006

When I turn my Vauxhall Astravans steering wheel vigorously or to full lock my lights and radio go off for 2 seconds then come back on. Any ideas? Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi Steve. I can’t really help, but I had been having the same problem with my Vauxhall Astra van 2008. It got worse and would cut out (radio and lights) when driving along straight the to a point where the fuel gauge and miles went off for minutes, then the windscreens wipers stopped working. My mechanics used the diagnostics machine and it came up with a list of problems that filled an A4 piece of paper. He got rid of most of these and updated the software yesterday. I came out this morning and the the central locking doesn’t work and when I put the key in the ignition the engine management light flashed and when the key is turned to start the engine, nothing happens. I’ll keep you posted of any further developments, hopefully someone on here knows the answer. Mark Dellow from England

Hi Steve. I can’t really help, but I had been having the same problem with my Vauxhall Astra van 2008. It got worse and would cut out (radio and lights) when driving along straight the to a point where the fuel gauge and miles went off for minutes, then the windscreens wipers stopped working. My mechanics used the diagnostics machine and it came up with a list of problems that filled an A4 piece of paper. He got rid of most of these and updated the software yesterday. I came out this morning and the the central locking doesn’t work and when I put the key in the ignition the engine management light flashed and when the key is turned to start the engine, nothing happens. I’ll keep you posted of any further developments, hopefully someone on here knows the answer. Mark Dellow from England

Submitted: 03/12/2013 15:29:52 | ID: 58763

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Arwyn Williams, Wales

Vauxhall Astravan 2007

Hi. I have a Vauxhall Astravan 1.3 2007. I had oil in the header tank and it was using water. I have done the head gasket but still the water seems to be going down. The water was never going to the oil and not leaking so where could it go? Also the intercooler is covered in oil. How can this be? Thanks.

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If you’ve not already sorted it, I’ve read something about these symptoms being related to the oil cooler. I think it said something about bypassing the cooler would solve it. Gareth from Wales

Submitted: 15/11/2013 15:02:21 | ID: 57958

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Ben, England

Vauxhall Astravan 2007

My Vauxhall Astravan`s fan is not working. I’ve replaced the resistor. Is there any way of checking the fan without removing it?

Submitted: 07/11/2013 15:03:38 | ID: 57544

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Wayne Kilner, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Astravan 2007

Hi there. My Vauxhall Astravan 1.3 cdit on a 2007 plate is struggling to start and won`t go over 70 mph and is really sluggish. I`m looking for where I can get a vacuum pipe diagram for the pipes from turbo etc as I don`t think the guy who worked on my van has connected them back up right. I can`t remember the pieces being in the vacuum pipes before so please help me or could you send me the diagram? Many thanks. (cdti 1.3)

Submitted: 28/10/2013 14:39:05 | ID: 56761

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Terry, England

Vauxhall Astravan 2002

I have changed the battery in my Vauxhall Astravan van and now the control indicator for engine electronics(van and spanner sign) stays on. Why is this happening?

Submitted: 24/10/2013 16:34:04 | ID: 56657

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Sue Reeder, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Astravan 2007

Hi. I`ve got a Vauxhall Astravan 1.7 tdci sportive and cannot get my interoir light to come on. It luminates manualy but not automatically when I open the door. Any ideas please?

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May be the switch located on the upright section of the front door pillar, open the drivers/passenger door and check them both, make sure you have interior switch above the interior mirror set in correct position Richard from West Lothian (Linlithgowshire)

Submitted: 17/10/2013 15:40:13 | ID: 56192

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Carl Hann, Dorset

Vauxhall Astravan 2000

Hi, I bought a Vauxhall Astravan 3 weeks ago and it`s been driving fine but today I went to start it and it struggled to start I managed to get it going but it ran really lumpy like it was running on 3 cylinders, but when I drove it it seems fine although it won’t go over 50mph. Then when I stop and leave it on idle it’s lumpy again. It’s got plenty of water and oil but the water is bit murky. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thank you.

Submitted: 10/10/2013 11:33:53 | ID: 56059

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Scot D, England

Vauxhall Astravan 2003

I think I may have run out of fuel last week, there must have been a lot less in the tank than I thought. I had my Vauxhall Astravan parked with two wheels on the kerb and when I got back in and turned the ignition it just kept turning over. I put some more fuel in and it got me just around the corner and cut out. I left it for a couple of hours and tried again and it got me round a couple more corners but then cut out again. I left it parked up overnight and the next morning it started up no problem and I managed to get it home, but it wouldn’t start again the next day. I had a diagnostics check at a garage but they could not find any faults. I had it running again yesterday and when I turned off the ignition and tried to restart it just kept turning over again. Now I’ve just had it running again and it’s starting every time like there was nothing wrong. I’m well confused. Any ideas? (1.7 Dti)</p> <p> </p> <p>I had my Vauxhall Astravan parked with two wheels on the kerb and when I got back in and turned the ignition it just kept turning over. I put some more fuel in and it got me just around the corner and cut out. I had a diagnostics check at a garage but they could not find any faults. Any ideas?

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Hi Scot, I think we have the same problem. Our van stopped last night, it has restarted a couple of times, but will not run. I have removed the filter and that’s OK, but I did take off the feed to the fuel filter and could not get any diesel to pump out of it whilst turning the engine over. I sucked the pipe and got a nice mouth full of diesel. I’m not sure if the fuel pump sucks the diesel from the tank or there is a secondary pump in the tank? If you have any luck let me know and I will do the same Regards. Ian Beachgood from Somerset

Submitted: 01/10/2013 09:25:59 | ID: 55379

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Hanna Ball, Flintshire

Vauxhall Astravan 2002

I have oil in the header tank of my Vauxhall Astravan. How should I deal with this?

Submitted: 20/09/2013 09:43:38 | ID: 65081

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Bob Hounslow, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Astravan 2008

Intermittent electric problems which last for a few minutes then clear then a few minutes then clear - also clears when ignition is turned off then on. Petrol gauge drops to zero. Windows will not operate. Heater fan stops. Windscreen wipers stop. Any ideas to solve problem? Many thanks. (Sportive 1.7TDI)

Submitted: 17/09/2013 10:15:06 | ID: 54457

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Adam Ajulo, England

Vauxhall Astravan 2001

I have a real frustrating problem here with my Vauxhall Astravan. I had my clutch redone November 2012, concenctric slave cylinder changed etc. When I drive my veichle on short journeys, say not exceeding 30 miles approx, all seems fine. However I had to make some 110 miles plus return journeys to Kent and when I did a good 80 miles and had to slow down and change gear I lost pressure on the clutch and couldn`t engage any gear. I`ve had to sit by the roadside for 30 minutes plus and then try again before the pressure returns. Could this be something to do with the viscosity of the fluid becoming too thin under a high temperature? I am very baffled. When I called for breakdown they tried it and there was no problem by the time they arrived say 45 minutes later. Does anyone know what`s wrong? (Envoy 1.7 dti)

Submitted: 29/08/2013 14:35:41 | ID: 53730

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