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Trevor, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Astravan

Annoying clicking noise from rear of van - possibly load sensor? Absolutely kills the mpg on the display Clicks when throttle is pressed - whether in gear or neutral - so its not the fact the van is surging under load. Clears when the engine is turned off but returns at random Local dealers just want to charge to plug it in If it is the load sensor, is it adjustable?

Submitted: 03/05/2016 12:08:20 | ID: 131109

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shaun, Lancashire

Vauxhall Astravan

hiya i have a 2002 vauxhall astra van 1.7 tdi when i drive it runs sluggish and also my brakes arent right responsive any ideas anyone

Submitted: 23/04/2016 15:56:25 | ID: 130722

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terry goddard, East Sussex

Vauxhall Astravan

I had a new battery fitted a month ago and a new alternator fitted last week. Since the new alternator was fitted the steering wheel is stiff on cold start up and the battery light is showing. i have leave it a few seconds and then touch the accelerator slightly and the battery light goes out and it start up with no problem. It wasn't like this prior to having the new alternator fitted. Apart from the inconvenience of the hesitancy is there something untoward going on?

Submitted: 16/04/2016 19:03:21 | ID: 130466

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steve, Worcestershire

Vauxhall Astravan

Hi please help I've got Astra sportive 2.0 diesel van year 2000.the problem being its been driving really well then last Thursday it just cut out and wouldn't start back up it turns over but that's it any help greatly appreciated thanks

Submitted: 10/04/2016 14:48:31 | ID: 130195

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Brian, Blackpool

Vauxhall Astravan

My right hand indicator won't cancel when I straighten up but the left works ok

Submitted: 30/03/2016 13:47:17 | ID: 129677

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jeff, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Vauxhall Astravan

hi could any one tell me what the 5 60 amp fueses run under the bonnet as i had to take 1 out to stop the earth lead becoming live thanks

Submitted: 09/02/2016 20:19:52 | ID: 127349

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alan thompson, Durham

Vauxhall Astravan

.hi, my Vauxhall astravan heater is playing up. When I start the engine , sometimes it will work for a minute or two and then stop. Sometimes it will not work at all. Any ideas ?thanks

Submitted: 22/01/2016 19:06:23 | ID: 126547

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Pete, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Astravan

Got a whoo whooping noise coming from under front end comes in about 30-40mph can hear more when take foot off excellerator . Also does it when trying to set of in reverse quickly or setting off in second slowly . Not wheel bearing had them checked could it be a gear box bearing !!! Or some kind of dry drive bearing ?

Submitted: 24/10/2015 14:12:51 | ID: 122671

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Pete, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Astravan

Started to get a whooping noise on front end . 30 -40 miles HR mostly at that speed . Then happened when tried to ser off in second gear and also in reverse briefly . Had all wheel bearings checked by mechanic said they were ok . Any advise please

Submitted: 24/10/2015 13:57:54 | ID: 122665

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Allan wilson, Bristol

Vauxhall Astravan

My rear number plate lights and rear wiper are not working but flicker on breigly when u open the tailgate could this be the loom?

Submitted: 21/10/2015 09:21:47 | ID: 122541

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Mellor, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Astravan

Rear brake compensator what pipes go where?2of the ports on offside are tapped bigger. ASAP please

Submitted: 09/10/2015 11:35:22 | ID: 122102

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Mark, France

Vauxhall Astravan

Hi, I have the 2l dti 16v model Astra van 04 plate and my problem is on start up I have to rev it two or three times to blow out all the black smoke. If I do this this and occasionally on a long journey I will put my foot down pulling away for the same reason the car runs fine. If I don't do this it seems to "glog" up and goes into limp home mode and until it lets me rev it again and blow the rubbish out it stays that way. Any ideas of if its worth taking to a garage if it is salvageable because I live in the French countryside now and the garage prices are crazy. Thanks in advance

Submitted: 20/09/2015 10:11:39 | ID: 121391

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Michael, Essex

Vauxhall Astravan

Fuel gauge dosen't seem to be working. tried filling up with fuel tank seems to be full. Thanks for any help.

Submitted: 13/09/2015 12:46:22 | ID: 121102

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peter, West Midlands

Vauxhall Astravan

I have no left rear light and no left rear brake light I have changed bulbs can you help thanks

Submitted: 31/08/2015 16:38:42 | ID: 120593

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Tony, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Vauxhall Astravan

I have a Astra sportive van 61 reg.my power steering goes hard for a while and goes back to normal!!the power steering fluid in full!bloody murder to park!!!

Submitted: 28/08/2015 18:32:09 | ID: 120472

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lee jennings , Cambridgeshire

Vauxhall Astravan

I've recently brought the 1.7cdti 2007 which has clocked up 100,00 miles 4weeks later the engine decides to cut out when I stopped at a junction and wouldn't start, after pushing it off the road 20 minutes later it started no problem then the same thing happened later that day in a car park. I can hear something banging and a weird vibration when the van is first started up and turned off I hope I haven't been done as I'm now thinking it was sold for a reason any ideas what this could be?

Submitted: 12/07/2015 21:41:43 | ID: 118391

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tom, City of Glasgow

Vauxhall Astravan

just bought a 57 plate astravan but when i switch engine off i can hear a faint buzzing for about 5/6 seconds then it stops , any idea what this could be ?

Submitted: 12/07/2015 13:42:33 | ID: 118375

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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)

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sounds like fuel pump ecu ...dry solder joints common problem ...re solder problem solved tony barton from Hertfordshire

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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