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Rich Smith, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Astravan

Hi, I have a 2004 diesel vauxhall Astra van, and it keeps cutting out whilst I'm driving, and won't restart... For about an 2hours... Which Is quite annoying cause I had it towed in the other day, got charged £40 and when they took it off the the low loader it fired straight up... Therefore couldn't tell me what the problem was. Just done it again tonight, the sad news is that my temp gauge doesn't work to be honest so not sure weather it's overheating or not... Doesn't seem to hot. The oil and water are ok too. Anyone got any ideas what it might be? When it cuts out there is a little light with like a car with a spanner going through it. Hope someone can help? And would it be something I could fix myself? Kindest Regards Rich Smith (Wakefield)

Submitted: 01/07/2015 20:45:29 | ID: 117910

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m marshall , Bristol

Vauxhall Astravan

are there bolt holes to fit rear seats in astra van 52 is there a quarter panel you have to remove to do this thanks

Submitted: 05/06/2015 19:54:39 | ID: 116850

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danny, West Midlands

Vauxhall Astravan

Power steering has stopped its like driving a tank ..Can u suggest any reason that might have made this happen . Thanks Danny .

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Electric Power Steering, CHECK the Fuses. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 27/05/2015 13:19:39 | ID: 116523

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Neil Martin, Kent

Vauxhall Astravan

I have no indicators no reverse lights and no rear wipers all at once

Submitted: 06/04/2015 22:30:00 | ID: 114394

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Chrs, Kent

Vauxhall Astravan

Just had new injecters fitted had to go back to garage due to leak but now after a quick drive I have lost power I can only just make 55 mph in 4 gear than 5-6 gear max 75 to 80 mph no more with foot to floor before injecters were fitted it flew I have paid £1000 pounds so far and all I do is take it back to garage can you help

Submitted: 24/02/2015 20:24:42 | ID: 112273

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michael, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Vauxhall Astravan

My water gauge ain't working iv changed my water heater sensor ..please can some help me ??

Submitted: 10/02/2015 06:06:05 | ID: 111241

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Steve, Southampton

Vauxhall Astravan

Have a vaux astra 1.7dti sportive van and having problems with speedo,when starting first thing in morning speedo works then stops after about 5-10 mins! Also when warm and on idle speedo needle has a mind of its own! Any help appreciated thanks

Submitted: 07/02/2015 12:46:45 | ID: 111057

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Danieltj, Flintshire

Vauxhall Astravan

Hi guys. I have an Astra van sportive 1.7 56 plate and the back door will not open. There`s no keyhole on the door or any way of opening it manually so I'm stuck. It sometimes opens just randomly like once every week or so. When I lock and unlock the van either manually with the key or on the fob the back door sounds like it's locking and unlocking, but I still cannot open it? I`m plumber by trade so it's a problem to say the least. Any ideas on what's causing this and how I can fix it would be really appreciated, thank you.

Submitted: 18/01/2015 08:50:37 | ID: 109759

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mararetmason, Bristol

Vauxhall Astravan

When inserting the key to start my van the engine will not turn over, leave the van for half an hour and repeat the procedure and the engine will now start and drives fine?

Submitted: 15/01/2015 11:25:46 | ID: 109589

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tony barton, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Astravan

have changed fuel filter ,using the same fuel maf sensor changed ,injectors have been cleaned ,always service it regular .....the only thing I did was put different diesel in it from Texaco rather than shell ,it seems to have started this problem since ...but that was 3 months ago and been using shell again ,,,wondered if there was water in the Texaco fuel but surely that would have cleared by now ? done about a thousand miles since

Submitted: 11/01/2015 00:39:52 | ID: 109335

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tony barton, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Astravan

normally does it around 60mph if I accelerate to overtake for example .slight misfires then ok again

Submitted: 11/01/2015 00:29:25 | ID: 109334

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tony barton, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Astravan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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george, Essex

Vauxhall Astravan

Hi I have a Vauxhall sportive van 2004 diesel and I want to change the seats as mine seem very low and sunken does anyone know what seats will fit as a straight swap .

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are you asking weather seats from another male of vehicle will fit ? im not sure but I got some astra sxi seats from a scrap yard for my van there are plenty around and fit perfectly ...any asta g seats will fit tony barton from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 27/11/2014 20:48:41 | ID: 107007

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paul leahair, Merseyside

Vauxhall Astravan

van judders when starting off from standing start had all engine mounts replaced but no better thank you

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Hi It sounds like you're clutch may be the problem, try putting it in 4gear and pull away ,if it doesn't stall the clutch may need adjusting or replacing, Good luck george george from Essex

Submitted: 21/11/2014 23:04:51 | ID: 106643

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S berry, Essex

Vauxhall Astravan

I own a 07 ASTRAVAN 13 cdti recently changing factory stereo, I tapped into heater switch for switch live, now when I turn my lights on there's a nasty buzzing from a little black box in my rear light system, any ideas ??

Submitted: 01/11/2014 20:27:19 | ID: 105477

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Rich, Hampshire

Vauxhall Astravan

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

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

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

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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

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NO ... bumper stays on ..its easy.... a few bolts ,top and bottom hoses off radiator out .... tony barton from Hertfordshire

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?

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Hi mate, I'm no expert but just noticed your question whilst trying to find an answer on something else. My 1.7 sportive does this very rarely (turn the key and lights come on but it just will not start, doesn't even make any sound at all). You just have to get back out of the van, shut the door and lock it on the key fob, unlock it and get back in and it works straightaway, everytime that I`ve done it anyway. Hope this helps. Danieltj from Flintshire

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?

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I have more or less the same problem with my Astravan 1.3 turbo diesel. Let me know if you get any answers as I don't have a clue. Sam from South Yorkshire

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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