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conner robert peden, Surrey

Vauxhall Combo

my radio as just stopped working ive replaced fuse in back of stereo and ive checked fuse next to battery but i still cant get power to the radio. the outside fuse box lid as no diagram to show which fuse is for the radio so i took all out 1 by 1 and checked them but all look fine is there another fuse box in this van as ive looked high and low but no luck please help doing my head in using phone for music

Submitted: 17/12/2014 17:47:59 | ID: 108052

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steve chandler, Lancashire

Vauxhall Combo

The lights on the radio stay on even when switched off. Could anybody help please

Submitted: 12/12/2014 23:27:56 | ID: 107802

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Craig, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Combo

I have a Combo van and the pin at the end of the ignition notion barrel has broken (the bit that goes into the switch at the back). I have a new barrel to fit but the only problem is getting the old barrel out. I know that it goes into position 1 then you have to press the tb down and the barrel usually pulls out. Here's the problem, the releasing tab has broken! Now I can't get the barrel out, any ideas guys?

Submitted: 10/12/2014 18:23:45 | ID: 107690

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brian, Lancashire

Vauxhall Combo

I want to drain diesel out of my van but can't seem to find the best way to do this i Is there a drain tap?

Submitted: 09/12/2014 19:21:35 | ID: 107630

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Dave, North Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Combo

When it start the van the revs immediately die and the van cuts out I have plenty of fuel and it is diesal hahaha What can be causing this

Submitted: 09/12/2014 16:53:15 | ID: 107623

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roger, Ireland

Vauxhall Combo

my 2004 vauxhall combo wouldnt take any throttle fault code p1122 i changed the throttle pedal wouldnt start so i put the old one back,no luck as it wont start either.any ideas whats wrong.....

Submitted: 09/12/2014 10:39:56 | ID: 107596

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Terry kitchener, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Combo

My indicators have no sound which I find is very dangerous. I understand the indicators can be made louder and instructions are contained within the handbook. I cannot find any instructions in the handbook about adjusting the sound level of the indicators. How do I adjust them Lease. Your urgent reply would be appreciated. Thanks

Submitted: 28/11/2014 15:57:07 | ID: 107036

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Paul beard, Cheshire

Vauxhall Combo

Fuel gauge intermittently shows empty when 3quarters full. Then back up when reving or turning off and on again. I would like to know if the sensor unit access is from underneath or in the back of the van as the floor and sides are boarded out. Reg no.DA07 HKM. It's a combo van CDTi 1.3 diesel. Thanks

Submitted: 07/11/2014 08:37:25 | ID: 105812

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neil pearce, Greater London

Vauxhall Combo

Heater Blower not working on my 2005 Combo van. I looked at fuse box, NO list of fuses or relays. Please advise. Thank you all, you`re very kind

Submitted: 25/10/2014 19:18:55 | ID: 105114

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sinclair laplace, Suffolk

Vauxhall Combo

Hi everybody . combo 1.3 cdti, stereo remains on after I switch off ignition .could it be a relay or fuse problem ? Also had the old maff air sensor and intake sensor problem, changed the both and egr valve still sluggish any ideas how to resolve ,plus the maff air sensor open circuit, help please.

Submitted: 20/10/2014 00:53:40 | ID: 104877

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rob, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Combo

Corsa 1.3 diesel limp mode at 70mph?Hi people I have just bought a 2006 1.3 diesel corsa and when I put my foot down and hit then loses its power. It still drives but seems very slow. It also has done this twice in 3rd gear but Everytime in 5th. I have heard this is limp mode. What do you think this might be the spanner light is on once van us warm

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air flow meter coming from air intake just swap it over with one from scrappy 20 quid bilbo from Darlington

I had the same problem with my van, there is an arm on the side of the turbo that acts as a govenor sometimes it sticks. The garage freed mine but my boss had to have a new turbo scott from Devon

Submitted: 12/10/2014 20:40:22 | ID: 104515

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Nickey Carroll, Ireland

Vauxhall Combo

What is the running temp for my Opel Combi 1.7 2001?

Submitted: 08/10/2014 18:30:16 | ID: 104284

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mike, Cornwall

Vauxhall Combo

I have a 2002 Vauxhall Combo 1.7di. Everything will be running fine then the orange car with the spanner through it lights up and the revs increase. It usually ticks over at 800rpm but goes up to around 1500rpm while standing. After a few seconds it releases and drops back to 800rpm until I move off and when I stop again it`s back up to 1500rpm. I think it`s gone into limp mode?

Submitted: 28/09/2014 11:33:29 | ID: 103747

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tony mason, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Combo

I have removed the v belt on my 1.7 di Combo van and I accidentally took out the tensioner and went to put it back in but the belt doesn`t fit and I can`t get the tensioner to the correct position?

Submitted: 10/09/2014 14:44:56 | ID: 102930

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martin, Kent

Vauxhall Combo

Hi I have an ex post office Combo 1.3 diesel van 2004. It`s been a problem to start since I've had it. If I turn it over it will start but only after about 20 to 30 secs or more, if I stop after 15 secs and reheat it starts. I've changed everything, the larger relay by the headlight, the plugs, the injector bar, the fuel pump in the tank. I've just got a four pin relay for the heaters but there's no info in the manual to say which one it is, there are three 70a relays in the fuse box but I don't know if these are related to the heater plugs? A mechanic told me to change this four pin relay as it could be this. Can someone please tell me where it goes as I've looked everywhere? Thanks.

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Injectors, leak off test will reveal all Lewis Rushworth from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 02/09/2014 14:56:07 | ID: 102503

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Mark millward, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Combo

My radio just stopped working could it be the fuse if so where is it located I have no diagram in the vehicle

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By a battery in case Tony from Hampshire

No power to the radio need fuse location please Vauxhall combo 54 Lee Morris from Milton Keynes

No power to the radio need fuse location please Vauxhall combo 54 Lee Morris from Milton Keynes

Submitted: 25/08/2014 11:18:37 | ID: 102075

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c.greggan, Highland

Vauxhall Combo

Left handsideindicators stay on when turning left indicatorson left side stay on when central locking is done with van key

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Anyone know the problem?c.greggan from Highland

Submitted: 23/08/2014 16:12:45 | ID: 101992

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nook6, Norfolk

Vauxhall Combo

Hi I need to change a bulb time/date/temp unit how do i get it off as the air vents dont seem to want to come out just wondering if i was trying to do the right things to get it out. Thank you Dave

Submitted: 22/08/2014 14:42:03 | ID: 101932

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Andy J, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Combo

Is it possible to change the remote locking to a one press to unlock all the doors?

Submitted: 19/08/2014 19:29:21 | ID: 101776

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Andrew Phillips, North Yorkshire

Vauxhall Combo

When I double lock my van and unlock it again all the hazard lights flash and can't get them to go off ! Any ideas ?

Submitted: 13/08/2014 22:33:25 | ID: 101443

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Geoff, North East Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Combo

Just got my first van for a o2plate very good condition. For its age,one or two bits to do on it but happy . The problem I have with it is am getting water in the footwell which also drips through the glove box but can not find out wear it's coming from can you help need two get this sorted before the bad weather comes thanks

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I had the same problem. I used to hear water sloshing about in the bulkhead and pouring in behind the glove box. Turned out to be the seal around the plastic box where all the wiring enters the bulkhead on the passenger side. I just sealed it up with silicone, never leaked since eddie from Essex

I had the same problem. I used to hear water sloshing about in the bulkhead and pouring in behind the glove box. Turned out to be the seal around the plastic box where all the wiring enters the bulkhead on the passenger side. I just sealed it up with silicone, never leaked since eddie from Essex

Hi there is normally 2 drainage holes under the bonnet near bottom of window screen if one or both are blocked with leaves and other debris the water that comes off your roof and window screen when it rains will find the next easiest route to escape and thats how it ends up inside the car. So just give them a clean out and all will be fine Danny from Lincolnshire

Hi there is normally 2 drainage holes under the bonnet near bottom of window screen if one or both are blocked with leaves and other debris the water that comes off your roof and window screen when it rains will find the next easiest route to escape and thats how it ends up inside the car. So just give them a clean out and all will be fine Danny from Lincolnshire

My driver`s side footwell is filling up because the seal around the brake servo is perished and allowing water in. It`s located under the removable panel where the wipers are and inside right up by the foot pedals, it's a pig of a job because of access! I blocked off the drain hole and poured some roof sealer in, cured the leak. Sounds a bit bodgy but that was a year ago and it's still good! John from Cumbria

Passenger side next to battery is a junction box containing electronic. The seal around the box wasn't secure. resealed and problem went away. Still have ongoing problem with r/h indicator that goes away in dry weather. I suspect this may be cause by damp in same box. Strange that there is now cover over box and water from windscreen is free to run over this junction box. ED from Pembrokeshire

Submitted: 13/08/2014 21:08:32 | ID: 101438

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Brian, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Vauxhall Combo

Hi I'm having problems with my brake peddle when I'm reducing my speed to slow down when I press the brake slowly I'm getting a juddering like there's grit or something on the discs can any one advise me on what it could be many thanks

Submitted: 11/08/2014 00:28:17 | ID: 101294

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terence brannigan, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Combo

have to remove steel pas pipe because of leak do i have to off bumper to get to bottom nut

Submitted: 10/08/2014 16:03:51 | ID: 101273

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mark, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Combo

Hi van cuts out from cold changed injectors, egr valve, boost sensor throttle body, timing belt, cam sensor, when driving, and hot it's fine but runs and hunts badly when stationary only parts not yet changed are cam sensor and map sensor, any ideas .... Thanks.

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Try to take the turbo pipe off and feel the fins inside the turbo, if there us a lot of play the bearings have gone, therefore not letting exhaust gasses release which causes it to choke up and die danny from Northumberland

Submitted: 10/08/2014 11:00:59 | ID: 101253

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Harry, Essex

Vauxhall Combo

Hi my 2004 Vauxhall Combo has no Mileage showing, it doesn't light up and the fuel gauge doesn't work, also all the lights on the right hand side of the dashboard either flicker when driving or stay on. I've tried checking various wires i.e. behind the dash itself, making sure the connector isn't loose and EDU, Also I did the test putting my foot on the brake and accelerator, whilst turning the ignition key 2-3 clicks the number of flashes from the spanner light are as follows : 0370 1616 0650 0704 PS I haven't had the vehicle that long, could it be possible the clock was changed and if so would it need programming ? Regards

Submitted: 08/08/2014 21:48:35 | ID: 101176

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ray, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Combo

why is my van in idil safe mode will not rev over 3000 rpm the light car with a spanner in it on the dash board is on will do with some help mate

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Get it serviced , mine was doing same got a good service and it's been fine since Andrew Phillips from North Yorkshire

Get it serviced , mine was doing same got a good service and it's been fine since Andrew Phillips from North Yorkshire

mine was like that losing power on accelaration ,, it was the airflow meter, 20 pound scrap yard , it fits on the round tube coming out of the air intake its tube shaped couple inches in diameter, what it does is mix the correct amount of air for the fuel mix, if its goosed its like riding a moped with the choke full on type thing easy to unscrew both ends and pop another in, if you look down it you can see a very fine wire going across the middle some people think you can carefully clean this i didnt bother just got another and the difference was instant accelleration again. bilbo from Darlington

mine was like that losing power on accelaration ,, it was the airflow meter, 20 pound scrap yard , it fits on the round tube coming out of the air intake its tube shaped couple inches in diameter, what it does is mix the correct amount of air for the fuel mix, if its goosed its like riding a moped with the choke full on type thing easy to unscrew both ends and pop another in, if you look down it you can see a very fine wire going across the middle some people think you can carefully clean this i didnt bother just got another and the difference was instant accelleration again. bilbo from Darlington

Submitted: 07/08/2014 10:02:07 | ID: 101060

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sinclair laplace, Suffolk

Vauxhall Combo

My Stating motor packed up, changed the starter motor , but it bunt out 2 weeks later. I have been told it was the ignition switch. any body got any idea's?

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Yeah I had the same problem, the ignition switch sticks and causes the starter to stay engaged. Replace the switch the same time as the starter and all will be good. You will need to take ignition barrel out first, then remove old switch, then marry up the barrel to the new switch. This is the easiest way, if you just replace the switch you will end up with it not aligning properly and your electric windows won`t work, good luck t john from Pembrokeshire

Submitted: 06/08/2014 23:07:24 | ID: 101045

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keith rogers, Lancashire

Vauxhall Combo

the abs light has come on, what should I do is there an easy remedy or do I need to get it diagnosed at garage,is it likely to be expensive?

Submitted: 29/07/2014 18:51:41 | ID: 100565

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Steve, Kent

Vauxhall Combo

How many fuse boxes in my vehicle? Some say there's one inside vehicle but cannot find it. I'm trying to check fuse as cigarette lighter not working, Can anyone help?

Submitted: 27/07/2014 09:50:19 | ID: 100418

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robbie, Aberdeenshire

Vauxhall Combo

my combo 1.7 di ran out of fuel, now after filling it up with fuel, it won't start it turns over but won't fire not even with a tow, is it a problem with fuel pump or ecu. i filled fuel pump up with diesel and tried to tun it but nothing . is this likely to be an easy fix or will it make more financial sense to scrap it as it isnt worth a great deal now

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changed the fuel filter on mine for the first time , only had it a couple of months . the fuel line going out of the filter housing I took off and injected diesel with a syringe ( wish I had a larger syringe ) kept adding fuel until I thought it needed no more , turned it over and she started . Geoff from Suffolk

changed the fuel filter on mine for the first time , only had it a couple of months . the fuel line going out of the filter housing I took off and injected diesel with a syringe ( wish I had a larger syringe ) kept adding fuel until I thought it needed no more , turned it over and she started . Geoff from Suffolk

Submitted: 20/07/2014 19:44:31 | ID: 100059

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Liamfoster, Middlesbrough

Vauxhall Combo

I have a Vauxhall Combo 1700 LPG 1.6 2004. How do I locate the switch for it to switch over to LPG or will it do this automatically when I put gas into it? Cheers

Submitted: 18/07/2014 10:25:25 | ID: 99906

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steve, Cheshire

Vauxhall Combo

Where is the diesel pump situated?

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Lift back and fits in to the cam belt you will only see the top Steve Owen from Cornwall

Lift back and fits in to the cam belt you will only see the top Steve Owen from Cornwall

Submitted: 03/07/2014 22:50:53 | ID: 98919

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John, Surrey

Vauxhall Combo

Sometimes when I turn the ignition key all I get is a sort of clicking noise, it seems to happen more when the engine is hot. It is happening more and more lately. Any ideas? Thanks

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Hi, have a vaxhall cobo 1.7 2007 year. Was driving van started pulling pulled over turned van off then would not switch back on any idea would this could be? Thank u Zina from Hertfordshire

Hi, have a vaxhall cobo 1.7 2007 year. Was driving van started pulling pulled over turned van off then would not switch back on any idea would this could be? Thank u Zina from Hertfordshire

Others on the net point to the starter time relay or the water temperature sensor which is a pert of the starting system. Dave from Lancashire

Submitted: 30/06/2014 20:33:50 | ID: 98751

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Rick, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Combo

Where is the charge relay located for this vehicle ? (Isuzu engine) it's not behind either left or right foot wells , behind the glove box or behind the dash! It's driving me mad, Charge light intermittent, battery charging now and then, wire run from alternator directly to battery, this proved alternator was charging, now it shows it's not. Revs sit at 1k now and then too.

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The relays are behind the drivers right footwell kick panel. Be careful taking it off as you may end up breaking the bonnet release handle. There are two relays there one for time and the other for amount of charge in volts. hope this helps. Dave from Lancashire

The relays are behind the drivers right footwell kick panel. Be careful taking it off as you may end up breaking the bonnet release handle. There are two relays there one for time and the other for amount of charge in volts. hope this helps. Dave from Lancashire

The relays are behind the drivers right footwell kick panel. Be careful taking it off as you may end up breaking the bonnet release handle. There are two relays there one for time and the other for amount of charge in volts. hope this helps. Dave from Lancashire

Submitted: 25/06/2014 12:52:54 | ID: 98429

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Danny Hatch , Essex

Vauxhall Combo

Hi I have a 1.7 cdti combo it knock when started from cold, but soon stops when the temp gauge stats to rise. I've been told many things, I've replace heater plugs. I was told it was big ends by one garage then told it wasn't by another. Who also told me it could be injectors, It doesn't smoke there is no loss of power. Hope some one can shed some light on this as I don't was to spend too much on it as I only need it for another year. Many thanks Danny

Submitted: 19/06/2014 09:30:38 | ID: 98015

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Mark Neilson, Cambridgeshire

Vauxhall Combo

Hi, I am enthusiastic owner of the old style combo Vans. The engine in the model up to 2001 is the 1.7 Circle L naturally aspirated indirect non turbo diesel. I have owned several since 1999 and now have a full spares shelf of all the usual parts apart from the chassis. There may be a point when it will not be economical to keep patching up these vans and the new shaped van will then have to grace my parking spot. What I would like to know is will the old style engine fit into the engine bay of the newer shape and what mods would be required to do this? Thanks in advance Mark

Submitted: 14/06/2014 23:22:13 | ID: 97697

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Andy, Lancashire

Vauxhall Combo

On a ten mile journey my temperature gauge goes high and my van is loosing around one litre of water each day, also there is black oil and sludge in my engine coolant bottle is this my oil cooler ? or my oil pressure relief valve ?

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Head gasket I would think. Jim Begg from Perth and Kinross

Oil cooler is leaking oil into coolant Lee from Longford

Submitted: 13/06/2014 08:04:42 | ID: 97587

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Andrew Rodgers, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Combo

I have an 04 combo van (ex B Gas) It,s started loosing electricity, new battery, speedo is all over the place. I have taken all relays fuses connections apart (inc behind dash) and cleaned them and copper grease them. It charges at 14.8volts on a meter but some days it just dose not start. Anyone had the same problem and how did you fix it? Thanks Andy

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Hi Andrew, not an answer to your question, but would like to know where your relays are located behind your dash? Rick from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 10/06/2014 18:37:45 | ID: 97371

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MIKE, Cheshire

Vauxhall Combo

I HAVE A 1.3CDTI COMBO REG EN55UCY PLEASE COULD YOU GIVE ADVISE ON WHY IT LOST DRIVE WHEN ENGINE STILL RUNNING COULD IT BE A DRIVE SHAFT

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Jack one front wheel up at a time, start van up and in gear let the clutch out slowly. Do the same on the other wheel if one doesn't drive then that is the shaft that is faulty. Jim Begg from Perth and Kinross

Injectors, do a leak off test wich will identify the culprit. Lewis Rushworth from West Yorkshire

Injectors, do a leak off test wich will identify the culprit. Lewis Rushworth from West Yorkshire

Sorry wrong post Lewis Rushworth from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 10/06/2014 17:18:32 | ID: 97362

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john saunders, Monmouthshire

Vauxhall Combo

I have a 2005 combo van it starts and runs no problem but when it reaches running temp and you stall it or switch off it will not start off the key ,you can bump start but this is not always possible ,let it cool down for 15-20 minuets it starts ok again any idea's new starter , new battery engine flies over but no fireing

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I have the same problem. Did you find a solution? vinnie from Northamptonshire

Lack of compression you never said the millage, could be worn rings, bores or both. Jim Begg from Perth and Kinross

Lack of compression you never said the millage, could be worn rings, bores or both. Jim Begg from Perth and Kinross

Hi john I also own a Vauxhall combo 1.3cdti which also shares the exact problems of yours,I have sent it into two garages and have managed to fix it till I get it home.after getting fed up with garages I had a look at it myself my problem appeared to be the retaining plastic rings that go into the pipe work that feed the fuel filter were not on so was drawing in air.it has only been two days but starts every time now.hope this helps p.s not a mechanic and don't have a clue about diesels or anything else mechanical. tony from Northamptonshire

Hi john I also own a Vauxhall combo 1.3cdti which also shares the exact problems of yours,I have sent it into two garages and have managed to fix it till I get it home.after getting fed up with garages I had a look at it myself my problem appeared to be the retaining plastic rings that go into the pipe work that feed the fuel filter were not on so was drawing in air.it has only been two days but starts every time now.hope this helps p.s not a mechanic and don't have a clue about diesels or anything else mechanical. tony from Northamptonshire

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=vauxhall+combo+1.3cdti+fuel+filter+retaining+clips&hl=en-GB&source=android-browser-type&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=3BW7U5rIOeyo0wXMm4DYDg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=360&bih=615 tony from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 30/05/2014 19:12:15 | ID: 96546

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