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peter, Cheshire

Vauxhall Combo

im fitting an astra 1.3 diesel engine into my combo van do i still need the spacer between engine and gearbox

Submitted: 20/03/2017 19:31:21 | ID: 140033

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alan s , Hampshire

Vauxhall Combo

Hi my 1996 vauxhall combo battery warning light is staying on, also the handbrake warning light is doing the same.it dims slightly with the handbrake off. Any ideas please?

Submitted: 22/02/2017 20:42:05 | ID: 139122

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carol, Surrey

Vauxhall Combo

I have a combo van and the back door will not lock, any idea please?

Submitted: 16/02/2017 20:19:30 | ID: 138981

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Tomasz, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Combo

Hi . I fitted high pressure diesel pump connections al pipes . Tray start engine not start . What is problem . I bay the pump from Ebay .

Submitted: 14/02/2017 22:19:24 | ID: 138940

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James Hargreaves , Blackpool

Vauxhall Combo

Trying to find put what type of sprocket puller and what size to remove the diesel pump sprocket on my 2002 combo van as injector pump is knackered told by mechanic no fault codes no fuel to common rail he said no fuel pressure so changing pump

Submitted: 09/02/2017 20:08:00 | ID: 138839

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Anthony, Essex

Vauxhall Combo

The engine starts, runs and then wont rev up, warning light on the dashboard is white upright spanner. Does this intermittently. Please any ideas.

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It should have stored a fault code on the ECU, use a fault code reader to identify what the code is. If you haven't got a fault code reader there are instructions on the web how to obtain the code without a fault code reader. Mick from Portugal

If it illuminates along with INSP light it indicates water in the fuel filter, . Hugh from City of Glasgow

On Vauxhalls the letters INSP appearing on the odometer actually mean the car is due a service and have nothing to do with water in the fuel filter. The spanner warning is what indicates a fault. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 04/02/2017 08:37:52 | ID: 138662

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bill murray, Cornwall

Vauxhall Combo

Hi i am losing coolant from my van i can't see any leaks but pressure build ub and blows water out of my coolant cap i have been told it is the head gasket, is there any other reason for problem. billm

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Overheating could also cause what you describe to happen. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 28/01/2017 17:03:07 | ID: 138473

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Mick, Portugal

Vauxhall Combo

I went to pull away at a roundabout and as I did so there was a loud bang and it then felt as if it was only running on 3 cylinders. Stopped, all cylinders firing, no blowing from exhaust. Pulled away again without any noises but couldn't engage second gear, all others working fine, and it felt as if the engine had more power than it used to (it had been a bit sluggish the last time I drove it). I can engage second gear when stationary but not when in motion. It's too wet to get out and look for the fault at the moment, and the forecast is such that it will be at least a week until I can examine it. Any suggestions as to where to start looking to identify the fault?

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I've discovered the cause, the left hand side upper engine mount had sheared causing the gearbox to drop sufficiently so that the gear linkage couldn't cope with getting it into second gear. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 27/01/2017 11:58:02 | ID: 138428

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Charles, Greater London

Vauxhall Combo

How do you change the clutch master cylinder on a Vauxhall combi diesel van 2005 I have been told I would have to take the cylinder head off is this correct

Submitted: 19/01/2017 11:38:20 | ID: 138236

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Chris, Wrexham

Vauxhall Combo

Hi , wing mirrors will not fold ? Tried spraying WD 40 in the joints but no joy.

Submitted: 18/01/2017 21:54:48 | ID: 138233

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alan cook, Essex

Vauxhall Combo

where is controll unit number 13247087 fitted in combo van

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By the right side of battery Jimmy from Warwickshire

Submitted: 05/01/2017 04:28:42 | ID: 137824

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Hazel, East Renfrewshire

Vauxhall Combo

The power steering has gone on my van. It was in getting welding done round the handbrake and when I went to drive it 2 days later the power steering went. I have done some research and have narrowed it down to broken belt, alternator or battery. Can you advise if I am on the right tracks or could it be something else, like a sensor or the power steering column itself. Many thanks, Hazel.

Submitted: 12/12/2016 09:15:23 | ID: 137334

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stephen clish, Durham

Vauxhall Combo

2016 Rear load light doesn't come on don't know how to change bulb never worked since I got it new

Submitted: 10/12/2016 15:31:57 | ID: 137293

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Gaz, Swansea

Vauxhall Combo

Are the metal rear windows easy to change for glass? I want to be able to see out the back windows.

Submitted: 02/12/2016 18:27:31 | ID: 137111

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mark, Hampshire

Vauxhall Combo

Main beam headlights not working? Have checked bulbs and fuse

Submitted: 28/11/2016 19:00:26 | ID: 137020

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Paul, East Sussex

Vauxhall Combo

My 2010 combo leaks water from the front near side. It looks like it is coming from under the fuse box. It's defiantly not coming in from the fuse box cover or heater matrix. It flows down between the foot well and inner cill and collects behind the passenger seat. Does anybody know if there's a drain plug under the fuse box that might be bunged up ?

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Paul a common problem of combo.... the water is leaking due to failed seals in a cover that's inside the engine bay. Lift the bonnet and look at the passenger side of bay towards the rear of engine. you'll see a plastic cover btn 4 and 6 inches wide and abt a foot long.. it will pass just under the rubber seal that goes side to side in the bay. To get it out you'll need to remove the scuttle on right to access and remove the battery.. then remove the eight or nine torx screws that hold it in place and remove the cover.. you'll see that over time, leaves and debris have gathered between the cover and inner f/n/s wing and perished the soft foam seal.. which cannot be replaced.. a new cover will be needed. I have tried silicone and it won't last. I work in a fleet garage and have changed many of them. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 24/11/2016 21:00:39 | ID: 136941

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paul, Middlesex

Vauxhall Combo

The lights on the dashboard are off but light on outside, and engine cuts out about 3 seconds after starting. can anyone help please. Paul

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Problem solved - water got into fuse panel. paul from Middlesex

Submitted: 15/11/2016 17:21:47 | ID: 136720

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joshua moysey, Somerset

Vauxhall Combo

I have recently changed the clutch and flywheel in a combo van and replaced the slave. I have then started to bleed the clutch once all the air is out the slave I press the pedal once more and the slave goes pop. its over stroking and popping the slave I have changed the slave 3 times and each time its popping it again the clutch and dual mass are the same as I have removed I am stuck on what to-do next.

Submitted: 04/11/2016 14:55:04 | ID: 136475

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Simon, Cardiff

Vauxhall Combo

Hi, I have a combo 1.3 diesel 2008 and I changed the dashboard clocks now van won't start but will if I plug old speedo in? Any way around this please?

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the speedometer has to be reprogramed to match ecu , Malcolm Hunt from Cardiff

Hi Malcom. Can I do this with a tech 2? Simon from Cardiff

Submitted: 28/10/2016 21:49:39 | ID: 136326

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James winter, North Yorkshire

Vauxhall Combo

hi I recently had a new clutch fitted the mechanic said he road tested the van and said it was fine but I am having a problem the clutch seems do disengage itself if I declutch it comes back on what is the cause and how do I get it sorted

Submitted: 20/10/2016 12:28:57 | ID: 136089

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Alan cowen, Kent

Vauxhall Combo

How to remove side sliding door panel handel

Submitted: 29/09/2016 20:40:37 | ID: 135583

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Charlotte, Cheshire

Vauxhall Combo

Hi just bought a combo 1.7 di. It's really sluggish and won't pull up a hill. Engine management light is on. Took it to the garage it says... p1125 boost pressure voltage to low. No idea what I'm to do to fix it. Please help

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Hi Just wondered if your managed to sort your motor, as i have the same problem now. cheers bob Bob Everitt from Powys

Code P1125 could be caused by a faulty EGR valve, MAF sensor or a sticking turbo wastegate actuator or insufficient vacuum to operate the wastegate. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 27/09/2016 10:21:29 | ID: 135505

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Narendra (GE - ncr lease holder), Greater London

Vauxhall Combo

Unable to get hand to change fuse badly design!! My cigarette lighter charger has blown for 2016 module combo

Submitted: 12/09/2016 22:31:26 | ID: 135133

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Martin, Swansea

Vauxhall Combo

I have a double wire 1 white 1 black hanging down on the front near side of the van there are no warning lights on on the dash can not find where they connect to could any one help thanks.

Submitted: 06/09/2016 15:41:28 | ID: 134964

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Daryl, West Midlands

Vauxhall Combo

My Vauxhall combine is leaking diesel fast when running what could this be?

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Faulty pipes, seals, washers, filter housing, injectors, return pipes.. have to find where it's coming from, mate. R Evans from Caerphilly

just had the same trouble myself - needed a tanker following me for a 5mile trip. It turned out to be one of the four fuel inlet connections to the injectors. Quite easy to fix with an open end spanner. Access to a pit would be a godsend. If this is the problem symptoms would be loss of power and a shaking engine when idling due to one of the injectors being starved of fuel. hope this proved helpful cliff hind from Merthyr Tydfil

Submitted: 04/09/2016 11:16:11 | ID: 134905

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terry fleet, Surrey

Vauxhall Combo

battery light on dashboard stays on

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Terry.. a choice of possibles... including...battery knackered: alternator knackered; broken leads or connections; poor connections; poor earth; short circuit diverting power. First I'd disconnect battery and get test leads on it.. check for 12.4v or more.. if yes battery prob ok: if no, bin it and replace. Then reconnect leads to batt and check again to get reading and note it. Then start engine and while running, take voltage readings again which should be around 14v. If over 15v the regulator knackered on charging system and risk of exploding battery.. if under 13v, then it could be alternator duff or poor connections including earth strap. Mind you, all this is assuming the belt hasn't gone that drives the alternator. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 22/08/2016 15:26:18 | ID: 134567

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Mark carlon, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Combo

I have a vauxhall combo van , 1300cc , 16 valve cdti 2006 and the hazard lights keep coming on and staying on and then going off again when they feel like it, I've taken the hazard light fuse out but then i can't use the indicators , I've been told its a relay . Can you help ? Ive looked at some diagrams on the internet but none seem the same. Any help or idea's would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Submitted: 18/07/2016 00:01:14 | ID: 133604

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antwear@outlook.com, Brighton & Hove

Vauxhall Combo

How many seats does the combo have

Submitted: 09/07/2016 21:33:30 | ID: 133379

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frank, North Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Combo

can I purchase the white clip between the clutch pedal and the master cylinder? it appears to have snapped and I haven't a clue how to fix it

Submitted: 20/06/2016 12:09:51 | ID: 132821

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Ron, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Combo

Removing roof rack and can't get hold of any new covers to fill holes where it's been

Submitted: 17/06/2016 18:54:50 | ID: 132755

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dan, Essex

Vauxhall Combo

can you tell me what type of bolt holds on the steering wheel

Submitted: 06/06/2016 21:04:53 | ID: 132412

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Neil, West Midlands

Vauxhall Combo

Problem selecting reverse gear all other gears select ok any ideas

Submitted: 06/06/2016 17:45:45 | ID: 132398

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Ian, Essex

Vauxhall Combo

Water getting into drivers footwell any answers

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Common problem water getting in around the brake servo unit. Local garage solved mine. 2 hours labour and sealant. Richard Jackaman from Suffolk

Submitted: 01/06/2016 16:09:38 | ID: 132226

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nathan procter, North Yorkshire

Vauxhall Combo

Driving fine then spanner light comes on and goes off again checked oil and water all fine, drives fine again then getting blue smoke out the back when changing gear?

Submitted: 22/05/2016 12:18:49 | ID: 131872

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patrick, Donegal

Vauxhall Combo

hi i have a 03 opel combo some times its start and other times it wont any one no what wrong

Submitted: 19/05/2016 19:08:38 | ID: 131702

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Alan Baker, West Midlands

Vauxhall Combo

Cold start not working no light on dash, no power at glow plugs, Speedo stopped working ABS Service light on .Rev counter works and other dash lights, These stopped working at same time. Is there any way of tracing power supply to glow plugs, or any other way of sending power to glow plugs.

Submitted: 17/05/2016 09:16:56 | ID: 131611

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Lee cooper, Merseyside

Vauxhall Combo

I have recently had a mot done on my van but now a few days later it just cut out it starts then cuts out ,I gave changed the diesel filter and it drove but then half way up the road cut out again it was perfectly fine till I had my mot done

Submitted: 24/04/2016 16:36:49 | ID: 130766

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tom, Ireland

Vauxhall Combo

My combo with 1.7 Isuzu engine on tick over and slight revs sounds normal but on higher or sharper revs makes loud knocking, it sounds as if its on the top of the engine near the injectors and there is some blue smoke, any ideas as to cause?

Submitted: 05/04/2016 22:46:55 | ID: 129997

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roderick edmond, Gloucestershire

Vauxhall Combo

Hi Does anybody know why my indicators do not show inside when they are working fine on the outside. clock console has been changed but still no luck with the indicator lights i can hear the ticking but there are no visual signs this is quite urgent because it failed the mot because of this. Thanks in advance Rod

Submitted: 30/03/2016 07:52:47 | ID: 129658

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Craig, Merseyside

Vauxhall Combo

Hi I have a Vauxhall combo and it has a p1625 fault showing not driven it far as still doing work on it ( only Owned for a month ). Can anyone shed any light on what this problem is as some furums say it shouldnt start in the cold but my combo has started every morning as its stored in my warehouse every night.

Submitted: 26/03/2016 07:46:11 | ID: 129486

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