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john mcmunn, Cheshire

Vauxhall Combo

were is water sensor switch van over heats had new water pump fitted.still doing it

Submitted: 30/08/2015 08:22:51 | ID: 120533

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philip Dickens, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Combo

oil light flickers on and off,changed oil switch no diferent

Submitted: 28/08/2015 19:02:59 | ID: 120474

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Rob, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Combo

Hi there I bought this van a month or so ago and from time to time on the motorway it losses power only for about 2-3 seconds then picks up again this happens randomly and the van runs fine before it and after it

Submitted: 16/08/2015 17:43:25 | ID: 119879

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Craig, West Sussex

Vauxhall Combo

My Vauxhall combo 05 cdti vans oil light comes on and engine temp gets very hot ... What could be the problem ?

Submitted: 14/08/2015 15:33:25 | ID: 119770

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Jamie, Hampshire

Vauxhall Combo

Every now and again I smell exhaust fumes in the cab and when I bought the van it was already covered in black soot on the inside. I've been told that it is the rear doors but as they're stuck shut too I can't replace the rubber seals just yet! Any other ideas as to where else the fumes could be getting into the cab ?

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Faulty fuel injectors leaking back un used diesel. It will have a warm burnt smell that is hard to clear. Jamie from Devon

Faulty fuel injectors leaking back un used diesel. It will have a warm burnt smell that is hard to clear. Jamie from Devon

Submitted: 10/08/2015 21:07:33 | ID: 119585

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Andrew Kershaw, East Riding of Yorkshire

Vauxhall Combo

With a suitable tow-bar fitted , would my van be capable of safely towing a twin axle caravan with a maximum running order weight of 1,679kg, or would it be too much for the vehicle to cope?

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Nope, this is far too heavy, the combo is only designed to tow a maximum running order of 1000kg, so id say a small caravan of about 800kg would be the absolute max, once all your stuff is in the caravan... me from Blackpool

Nope, this is far too heavy, the combo is only designed to tow a maximum running order of 1000kg, so id say a small caravan of about 800kg would be the absolute max, once all your stuff is in the caravan... me from Blackpool

Submitted: 27/07/2015 09:05:37 | ID: 118965

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Charlie Allen, Cumbria

Vauxhall Combo

Can engine, sump gasket be replaced with engine in van

Submitted: 24/07/2015 19:08:57 | ID: 118852

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Charlie Allen, Cumbria

Vauxhall Combo

can sump gadget be changed while engine in van

Submitted: 24/07/2015 18:57:58 | ID: 118851

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Justin, Merthyr Tydfil

Vauxhall Combo

What is the correct type size for van

Submitted: 02/07/2015 02:23:56 | ID: 117924

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kevin sharpe, City Of Leicester

Vauxhall Combo

I bought a Vauxhall combo van with the exhaust filling with oil so I replaced the turbo and still the same cleaned all the intercooler and pipes out and still the same can you please advise what the problem could be Many Thanks Kevin

Submitted: 28/06/2015 12:19:38 | ID: 117795

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Barry, Lancashire

Vauxhall Combo

Hi, I have a 2005 Vauxhall Combo 1.3 diesel. My wipers have failed to work, on checking the fuse I noticed it had blown. I changed the fuse and as soon as I tried the wipers again the fuse blew immediately. Any experience or advice before I book it into the garage? Thank-you!

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Wiper motor - common problem. me from Blackpool

Submitted: 23/06/2015 14:10:05 | ID: 117591

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Douglas, Shropshire

Vauxhall Combo

Vauxhall Combo Van 2008 I have a problem with the indicators as there is no sound on them when they are on and as the light in the arrow on the dashboard is not bright if the indicator does not automatically reset I keep getting flashed from behind as they are still on without me realising it. Is there a unit available that can be wired into the indicator circuit to give a verbal indication that the indicator is on, and if so where is it available from?

Submitted: 21/06/2015 20:55:08 | ID: 117521

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david owen, Cardiff

Vauxhall Combo

My 05 plate Vauxhall combo 17 cdti crew van alternator is smoking and very hot to touch what has happened And how much do you think it would cost I'm stuck up London so fingers crossef

Submitted: 18/06/2015 15:16:40 | ID: 117372

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keith marlow, Norfolk

Vauxhall Combo

hello i have a combo 1.7 CDTI done 183,000 miles !! when you floor-it large amount of black smoke comes out !!!! any one can help me please !!!!

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That's good ! Its just clearing all the crap that builds up inside the exhaust system . steve from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 14/06/2015 12:32:39 | ID: 117179

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Johnny, Ireland

Vauxhall Combo

Hi How do I remove an ignition barrel in a 03 Combo van. I can't seem to find a release pin Regards

Submitted: 04/06/2015 06:44:06 | ID: 116790

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mark, Merseyside

Vauxhall Combo

when i wos driving it just stoped where wos now power no lighs and would not start

Submitted: 02/06/2015 22:10:51 | ID: 116744

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alan, Cork

Vauxhall Combo

oil leak left side oil level good what could it be

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Have you checked the pipe conneccted to altinator. (I think this is something to do with clutch/brake fluid) Ashley from West Yorkshire

Have you checked the pipe conneccted to altinator. (I think this is something to do with clutch/brake fluid) Ashley from West Yorkshire

if it is not the oil check you expansion tank if it is on my van anyways it was a black gunge and can be cleaned by taking off the hose cleaning the hose, after that put raider cleaner in leave running for 30 mins or so then clean out expansion tank. brandon from Fife

Submitted: 29/05/2015 21:49:03 | ID: 116615

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Danny Hatch , Essex

Vauxhall Combo

Hi I have a 2005 Vauxhall combo 1.7 cdti and my alternator belt went on my way home. I was just wondering how I would change it. Any advice would be great. Thank you in advance.

Submitted: 29/05/2015 20:22:41 | ID: 116604

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victor white, Pembrokeshire

Vauxhall Combo

Ive a 05 1.3 cti 05 and a orange car with a spanner lights up. Ive had the turbo cleaned and the EGV cleaned. The warning light comes on if the air temperature is above 13 Cel if its colder then no warning Light. Any ideas please.

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Best thing to do is Google fault codes, how to do a peddle test and grab a pen and paper and find the fault. You will see how to do this on YouTube. When you find the issue look through the list and replace the part. The light might still be on after but if you disconnect the battery for 30mins it will reset this. You will need the reset code for the radio afterwards too. Paul g from Ireland

Best thing to do is Google fault codes, how to do a peddle test and grab a pen and paper and find the fault. You will see how to do this on YouTube. When you find the issue look through the list and replace the part. The light might still be on after but if you disconnect the battery for 30mins it will reset this. You will need the reset code for the radio afterwards too. Paul g from Ireland

Submitted: 21/05/2015 13:33:34 | ID: 116318

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john lane, Devon

Vauxhall Combo

Hi my 2002 vauxhall combo, makes a knock noise almost everytime i accelerate, sounds like its comimg from left side of van but i am not sure, ive checked that nothing is loose, any ideas many thanks.

Submitted: 20/05/2015 20:55:20 | ID: 116280

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Harry Gilder, Gloucestershire

Vauxhall Combo

Hey guys! I have a combo 1.7 van. I seem to have cracking noise when I turn the steering wheel? Sounds like there is a nut lose. It's comes from in the floor. I've checked the bolts on the uj in the footwell and they are tight. Underneath you can't see anything itseems all closed in. the bar that goes into the floor moves and can wiggle it about with my Hand? Any ideas?

Submitted: 20/05/2015 10:26:50 | ID: 116255

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Brian Pitchford , Norfolk

Vauxhall Combo

Hi , I've got a 2005 Combo van which starts 1st time in the morning but after doing either 1 mile or 100 miles it's hard to start again, it takes 4/5 times to get it going again. Any help please? thanks, Brian

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Ask a local garage for a leak back test on the common fuel rail. Jamie from Devon

Submitted: 19/05/2015 12:50:00 | ID: 116218

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sean, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Combo

Hi, my question is could I use bio fuel in my Combi 17 tdi? If anybody has any views would you please let me know? thanks.

Submitted: 18/05/2015 21:06:17 | ID: 116198

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Robert porter, Greater London

Vauxhall Combo

Hi. When I turn the lights on the dashboard lights go off. Any clue? Robert.

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next to fog light is a dial its probs turned down good luck Shaun shaun from Devon

next to fog light is a dial its probs turned down good luck Shaun shaun from Devon

Submitted: 14/05/2015 15:27:48 | ID: 116022

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phil atkinson, East Riding of Yorkshire

Vauxhall Combo

At around 2500 revs the service light flickers on and it loses power for a split second and it is then in limp mode, will not go over 60 mph. Had egr valve changed at first but made no difference, have had engine light on just recently which showed up a map sensor fault. Had new map sensor fitted last week. Seemed to do the trick for a day or two [or not] but it is still the same. Any ideas?

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At around 2500 revs the service light flickers on and it loses power for a split second and it is then in limp mode, will not go over 60 mph. Had egr valve changed at first but made no difference, have had engine light on just recently which showed up a map sensor fault. Had new map sensor fitted last week. Seemed to do the trick for a day or two [or not] but it is still the same. Any ideas? David Moriarty from Ireland

Submitted: 12/05/2015 21:32:57 | ID: 115958

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Francis Hudson, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Combo

My battery light has come on so I checked all the connections from the battery to the alternator.There is a blue and white wire coming from the alternator, where does it go?

Submitted: 05/05/2015 01:34:46 | ID: 115584

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Dave Grey, Stirling

Vauxhall Combo

Strange smell that comes into cabin at times, only when the engine is runing, Ant ideas? Thanks

Submitted: 29/04/2015 11:10:01 | ID: 115361

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Nigel, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Combo

Can anyone tell me why I haven't got an outside temperature gauge showing on dashboard? I've read the manual and it says to go into the menu setting>units>scroll past distance and consumption and then temperature should come up. However only distance and consumption show on this menu. I've been through every other option on the menu just in case it's there but can't find it! Help, it's driving me mad not being able to find how to display it. It's a 2015 model. Also can anyone tell me what the oval shaped button on top of the dash above the radio is for? It pushes down, spring loaded. At first I thought it was a coin holder but it won't hold a pound coin. Again nothing I can see tells me what it is in the manual

Submitted: 27/04/2015 20:55:09 | ID: 115286

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b tummons, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Combo

when I drive my van I get a noise from the front weels but when I press the brakes the noise goes but when I start driving again the noise is still there could it be my cv joints any idea what it could be

Submitted: 25/04/2015 08:21:33 | ID: 115208

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nick flamegun, Norfolk

Vauxhall Combo

Drove my Vauxhall 1.7 diesel combi van for short while with the starter motor still running (don't ask!). When I got back there was a funny smell from under the bonnet, but even so the van restarted. However,when I tried this morning it would not fire up even though the engine was turning over (but not as quickly as usual). The battery is fully charged. Can anyone tell me how badly I`ve wrecked it and how can I fix it? (It`s not the immobiliser or the glow plugs and there is fuel in the tank).

Submitted: 21/04/2015 13:41:48 | ID: 115012

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Ricky Henden, Surrey

Vauxhall Combo

My p/side front and p/s rear side lights do not work, can you help? thanks.

Submitted: 20/04/2015 17:51:42 | ID: 114984

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Tim, Kilkenny

Vauxhall Combo

I have a 2004 Opel combo van and I have a problem getting it started on cold or damp mornings. But it`s fine at all other times. Any advice on how to fix this problem?

Submitted: 16/04/2015 22:07:15 | ID: 114807

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maryin nye, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Combo

was coming home van lost power when stoped found it starts fine and ticks over fine but when you try to evv it up the revs don't change wont rev up any ideas please

Submitted: 04/04/2015 04:38:08 | ID: 114294

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brian, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Combo

change class in wing mrrori on combo van

Submitted: 27/03/2015 07:03:07 | ID: 113929

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richard, Portsmouth

Vauxhall Combo

I have been told that my heater resistor is not working as it only works on position 4, so where would I find the resistor in the van and is it easy to replace myself?

Submitted: 26/03/2015 09:48:21 | ID: 113873

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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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Luke, Hampshire

Vauxhall Combo

I have a 2007 Combo 1.3 cdti and the glow plug light on the dash starts flashing after it's been started, but it still drives fine. I've replaced the glow plugs and the fuel filter but it hasn't solved it. Has anyone got any ideas? Thanks

Submitted: 24/03/2015 03:38:02 | ID: 113735

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Claire, Cork

Vauxhall Combo

How do I switch off the interior light in the ceiling between two front seats in a Vauxhall Combo van (2011)?

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The switch that you use to turn your headlights on also turns the interior light on and off, instead of turning it just push the switch inwards Luke from Hampshire

The switch that you use to turn your headlights on also turns the interior light on and off, instead of turning it just push the switch inwards Luke from Hampshire

Submitted: 21/03/2015 22:41:58 | ID: 113644

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Joe, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Combo

I have just bought a Vauxhall Combo 2008 with 100,000 miles on, clutch has high biting point. Does this mean my clutch is definitely going?

Submitted: 12/03/2015 20:45:11 | ID: 113230

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ron williams, Gwynedd

Vauxhall Combo

turbo works fine as long as i dont hit the accelerator down hard then it will cut out swich engine off and onand turbo is back on changed airflow meter and map sensor and cleaned egr valve please help

Submitted: 11/03/2015 22:26:41 | ID: 113187

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