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I have a movano van, recently having loss of power issues. Been into two different garages and put on diagnostics, no faults found. Both garages at a loss and no ideas what to try. Starts fine, but very very slow to get going. Can with foot to floor get to approx 30 mph but will not go any faster. Any suggestions / ideas?
Submitted: 05/12/2016 10:31:09 | ID: 137177
recently had problems starting the van after a cold spell so bought new battery with no effect, did the usual checking fuses and connectors to the heat plugs and still nothing, bump started it and got it to the garage, mechanic got it running saying all it was in the end was the fuse for the heat plugs. checked fuses but thought ok must of missed something. now doing same again and fuses are fine. where is the fuse forvthe heat plugs because ive checked them all and no idea where this one is Please someone help as going insane
Submitted: 04/12/2016 16:44:37 | ID: 137159
Hi visitor arriving with Vauxhall Movano (year 2000) campervan conversion. Anyone know length and breadth for parking options? Thanks, Caro
Submitted: 29/11/2016 18:02:02 | ID: 137039
Battery was going flat after about a week of not being used so I fitted a new battery of the correct size. It went flat same as before so I charged it and bought and connected a solar charger. when I started it the next day the Stop light and the Battery charging light stayed on and the ABS and the airbag lights came on shortly after. The battery now discharges overnight but starts and runs ok except for the dash lights staying on. Is there anything obvious that could cause this like the alternator being damaged ? Ken
Submitted: 28/11/2016 17:01:15 | ID: 137017
My van won't start from cold it's had new battery starter motor glow plugs crank sensor cam sensor crankshaft pulley and just fitted diesel fuel rail sensor still no look had the injecters checked came back ok as soon as the weather gets warm itl start and run all day please help spent loads cash on it
hi it could be the fuel temp sensor this tells ecu how much fuel to let through ive a similar problem it only shows ind cold weather ,another possibility is a sluggish lift pump in tank regards mark MARK from Dumfries and Galloway
Submitted: 26/10/2016 09:15:32 | ID: 136251
Could anyone help power steering not working what could be wrong
Submitted: 26/09/2016 22:42:58 | ID: 135498
how do i set my cam timing to fit new chain on my vauxhall movano 2011 van 2.3 liter?
Submitted: 20/09/2016 20:48:57 | ID: 135324
Speed meter stops stops stop light come on hand brake light comes on
Submitted: 01/09/2016 20:41:03 | ID: 134831
MY VAN FAILS TO ACCELERATE PROPERLY AT ABOUT2000 REVS THEN IT CLEARS ITSELF UP TO SPEED I CALL THIS A FLAT SPOT WHEN I DISCONNECT THE AFM IT RUNS FINE THE AFM IS NEW AS IS THE EGR VALVE THE FUEL FILTER IS NEW THERE IS NO BLACK SMOKE WHEN ACCELERATING I SUSPECT A WIRING FAULT
hi check the wiring leading to the plug on the airflow meter about 4 or 5 inches back they are prone to fracture even if the insulation is ok due to engine vibration MARK from Dumfries and Galloway
undo torx screws then it slides either forward or back if its the long exterior side trims MARK from Dumfries and Galloway
Submitted: 19/08/2016 13:28:43 | ID: 134477
hi ,how do i remove and replace the side moulding trim on van
hi see the above thread for trim it came out on the wrong thread undo torx and slide back or forward MARK from Dumfries and Galloway
Submitted: 30/07/2016 17:11:54 | ID: 133973
Hi could you give the torque seting on the nut for the rear hub nut
i think the book says 270 nm however when i came to change mine which have been on since new they were nowhere nearly that tight they cracked off at about 100 nm so even renault doesnt follow their own book ps this was on a 2005 van MARK from Dumfries and Galloway
Submitted: 26/07/2016 12:45:54 | ID: 133848
My movano van is a 2004 model and recently the remote fob would not open the doors or start the van in the ignition nothing there at all. I change the battery in the remote fob but it still will not work. Would anyone help me regarding this problem. Is there anything I can do myself or will I need to go to a dealers if so do you think I Will need a new one and any Idea of the cost.
Submitted: 13/07/2016 12:41:24 | ID: 133487
The remote key fob will not open the doors or start the van. I have a manual key which opens the doors. I have changed the battery but still will not work. Any ideas on if I will need a new one and where to buy and price.
I have a movona van year 2004. The remote key fob will not open the doors or start the engine. I have tried changing the battery but it still won't work. Would you please help and advise me if I can do anything or will I need a new one. If so would you let me know where to buy one and the price. brian from Durham
Submitted: 12/07/2016 19:42:11 | ID: 133475
Hi, I have a movano year 2000 2.5 d non turbo, just changed the timing belt with all the pins ect but found 2 timing marks on the camshaft one slot and one rounded notch, timed it back up as it was to the slot but why are there 2 and which one is correct, Now don't know that it is correct as 2 marks threw me and dare not try the other notch as they are about 4 teeth apart,, Van running underpowered as before.
Submitted: 08/07/2016 21:40:31 | ID: 133350
I have a Vauxhall movano 2.5 diesel high roof it doesn't want to start, so I want to check if the computer box is not faulty, please help me to locate the computer box in this minibus I cant find where it is located in this van. Also help me as to which other car model have same parts as Vauxhall movano as I am living outside UK so I struggle to find Vauxhall movano parts. thanks.
Hi, Computer on mine is under the bonnet on left hand side, held in by rubber strap. Hope this helps. Mr Gray from Lancashire
My 2004 model as the connection for the cup under the steering wheel Steve from Merseyside
Submitted: 28/06/2016 19:57:16 | ID: 133075
Hi there I'm wondering if you can help me. I'm attending a breakdown just now. A 2015 Vauxhall nova no with no dash lights when key turned. All fuses and relays are ok. Wiring appears to be ok too. Just wondering if you can give me any information as to what could be causing this and how I can get the van fixed and started? Kind regards. Kyle
Submitted: 22/06/2016 13:03:01 | ID: 132878
anybody have any ideas , my 2007 movano is struck in reverse, can not get it out .
Submitted: 11/06/2016 22:04:09 | ID: 132569
my 2007 movano has struck in reverse, any ideas
Gearbox is transverse, so you can get at it through the engine bay, I had a snapped cable and was able to lift the pulley up and put into gear to get me home. Steve from Merseyside
Submitted: 11/06/2016 21:57:41 | ID: 132567
hello my name is peter after fitting new cam belt and rocker shafts du to belt breaking i need to no how to time the engine i have the timing tools but you can time the engine 180 degrees out.so how can i time it correctly. i have asked before but got no reply. i am getting desperate now also where is crank sensor situated please
Submitted: 18/05/2016 16:09:34 | ID: 131661
hello can you tell me how to time crank shaft sensor to the camshaft.my belt broke so i need to set the timeing. if set wrong it can be 180 degrees out hope you can help me, peter i have the correct crank and cam locking tools by the way so i have done that setting
Submitted: 15/05/2016 22:06:43 | ID: 131574
My van is diesel and I have mistaking putting 27 litres of petrol in it will it be ok if I top up with diesel
Kay, you ought to drop the fuel out of tank and then put some diesel in and try it. You'll have a decent sized tank in Movano but 27 litres of petrol is a bit much for the engine to handle safely. Winter time, there are people who put a gallon of petrol in full diesel tank to stop the diesel from waxing but that's only 4.5 litres.. not 27 R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 02/05/2016 08:42:21 | ID: 131055
Where is the ECU located on a 2002 2.5 dti Movano
Submitted: 28/04/2016 20:50:31 | ID: 130941
I am having trouble putting Friesland in my van , it is not filtering through and just spelling out ?
Submitted: 03/04/2016 10:45:16 | ID: 129881
How do you change the time on a movano crew cab ?
Submitted: 31/03/2016 09:13:25 | ID: 129724
Hi my battery went flat on my Vauxhall mavarno van and the AA came out and jumpstarted it couldn't find the terminal under the Bonnet jump started it directly off the battery I went to the garage and had an alternate to put on and I'm a central locking and indicators don't work any suggestions thanks
James mate. With respect your question might as well be in Chinese for all the sense it makes. Did you mean the AA man couldn't find the terminal? what terminal? Then you say he jumped it directly from the battery (which is what you would normally do anyway) so no problem there. When you got it to the garage do you mean you've had a new alternator fitted? If I've got that right I'm f*****g amazed but it's likely that you've just blown a couple of fuses joe bloggs from Aberdeenshire
Submitted: 29/03/2016 12:27:40 | ID: 129622
The side marker/repeater lights on my 64plate do not work, have changed all bulbs but no change, can't locate a fuse. Any suggestions???
Hi A A, there are two fuse panels. One in the cab on the passenger side behind the little ducket that you throw loose coins etc in, the other, wait for it...under the radiator expansion tank in the engine bay, yes really!!! just where you want your electrics put... NOT! I'm not sure which fuse panel the marker lights fuse is on but on my van the headlights fuse is on the engine bay one joe bloggs from Aberdeenshire
Submitted: 25/03/2016 07:43:34 | ID: 129435
I was wanting to know if you can put a mavano engine from 54 plate into a 58 plate
Submitted: 22/03/2016 16:02:36 | ID: 129344
I have bought a Vauxall movana van conversion. 2004. Quiet on tick over but loud ticking ? slapping noise when increase refs from engine. ???? any ideas please. Fed up of getting ripped off at garages already had injectors and fuel pump replaced.
hi have you got it sorted mine is doing the same it's a 2.2 sounds a bit like top end to me but hard to say rob from North Yorkshire
Did you get your van sorted my van is like ticking sound at first but by end of day it is loud did you find out the course of your problem kind regards Paul. Paul Fenwick from Northumberland
Submitted: 11/03/2016 16:43:38 | ID: 128868
Why does my van start really well from cold but once it's been driven and has warmed up it can take up to two minutes of cranking the engine over before it will start ? It starts great from cold and badly from hot. I have already changed the temp censor and the heater plug relay but still the same. Many thanks Andy
Submitted: 10/03/2016 06:59:49 | ID: 128800
Hi i have a 2006 Vauxhall Movano 2.5 CDTI any one know to to reset the service light can only find 2007 onwards?
Submitted: 06/03/2016 16:21:07 | ID: 128629
Would really appreciate it if someone could help me, I have a 2.5 engine here with the timing belt snapped a few people have said the engine is alright just get a new belt and set they timing, but would that not do a lot of damage to the engine ? And can you use that engine without replacing parts excluding timing belt,tensioners etc?
Chris, modern engines have such little tolerances that it is likely that you have damaged some internal components such as valves or piston heads.. however, a timing belt is not too expensive to try, when you compare it to the price of engine rebuild or a new one.. it IS possible that you may have been lucky and had no serious damage and for the price of a timing belt it is worth a try.. if you do it yourself.. once fitted, turn the engine over manually at least twice to check for functionality before you try starting it.. you'll soon tell if there's internal damage. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 06/03/2016 10:12:28 | ID: 128605
Hi would it do any harm to remove my egr valve ..i am trying to stop it smoking under accelleration .?
Submitted: 09/02/2016 10:59:54 | ID: 127321
Hi, My 2007 2.5 Mavano has no power up until 2000 rpm in any gear, as it hits 2000 rpm it flys. It starts ok hot and cold. It has had new injectors fitted. There are now codes and management light not on. Any help would be appreciated. Terry
Hi,I have same problem with my movano 2006 no power until 2000 rpm after that is like rocket.any body help please .thanks. Alan from Wicklow
Submitted: 04/02/2016 20:37:26 | ID: 127145
Hi. Wondered if anyone else had this problem . . . Have read through and not found the same . . . My 2004 movano side sliding door has slightly dropped on the left hand side when closing it. The yop of the door now touches the passenger door when its closed and there's a larger gap on the right hand side top . . . I have checked the bottom and top rollers but its not that easy to determine how much wear they have got in comparison to new ones. When the door is slightly open, i can wiggle it up and down enough to make a difference. In anyones experience, would it be better to change both rollers anyway to eliminate the roller part of the problem? Or could it be something else? Thank you in advance for your opinions. Regards, Phil.
Three things possible here, Phil..1. The rollers are shot.. 2. the assembly has dropped and needs adjustment... or 3. the arm has bent.. ... you may find that it has affected the middle roller assembly as well... put it under strain... what I'd do is open the door a little, just enough to be able to take the rollers off... then jack up the door to push it a little higher than it sits now (remember to protect the lower lip by using a block of wood or similar) then slacken the fixing bolts.. top and botton bracket.. and watch what happens.. if they go down you may just get away with it.. if they don't or can't be moved.. then your mechanisms may need changing.. you could take each bracket off (one at a time because the door will fly off) and examine the roller assemblies. What happens a fair bit is the pins that fix the roller assembly to the arm becomes loose and the alignment goes to pot.. so you may be able to use punches to fix this back.. but better to get new assembly. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 31/01/2016 18:08:44 | ID: 126967
my van is sluggish when setting off from standstill. could this be an electrical problem or something else.it gets serviced regular.thanks.
Philip, Is this something that has happened all the time, developed over time or just come on all of a sudden? If it's been there all the time it could just be the BHP of your vehicle.. if it's just come on then it could be a fault you'll have to get diagnosed.. if it has slowly built up, then it could be clogging up of your systems over time.. servicing won't stop that, but putting a fuel system cleaner in the fuel tank may assist clearing some of the deposits and improve performance. R Evans from Caerphilly
thanks for your reply to my question ,r evans. it has come about in the last month or two.i will get a diagnosis done.thanks philip ogden from South Yorkshire
Philip.. if it's happened over the last two months (maybe been building up longer) then it could be soot build up.. try a fuel system cleaning additive first and give it a bit of wellie.. see if it makes a difference... certainly won't do it harm. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 28/01/2016 17:25:01 | ID: 126829
I have a 12 plate L2H2 van. The heater will only give off luke warn air as if the control wiil not switch to hot air. I have had it checked and changed the thermostat but to no avail. Any ideas or common faults.
Submitted: 21/01/2016 12:32:38 | ID: 126490
hi i have a movano mwb 2.5 van cdti 100 problem is she will turn over but just won't start but if you spray a little easy start she will start up no problem she has been in about 3 different garages and they can't find the problem when I'm driving she will suddenly cut out and i have to respray easy start to get her going again. fuel filter glow plugs battery temperatur sensors glow plug relay fuel pipe tdc sensor all replaced and still not start any body help it costing me a fortune regards max
Hi, It sounds like you have one two injectors running back, this will cause the engine to cut out and not start. Terry from Dorset
Submitted: 19/01/2016 22:50:10 | ID: 126408
Hi I was trying to find the oil filter on my movano crew cab tippers please could you tell me where it is many thanks
Submitted: 05/01/2016 15:21:48 | ID: 125592
Hi at what mileage dose the cam belt need changing on my van. Cheers. Eric.
Hi Eric. Cam belt change every 72,000 miles or every 5 years, which ever comes first joe from Durham
Submitted: 26/12/2015 15:07:29 | ID: 125157
Hi I have decide to get movano 2.5 cdti car transporter but I am just wondering if they have a chain or belt . And if they have belt how often I have to change it . Because I am gonna do long journeys and I don't want to have any engine problems . Thanks
In English Hi(,) I have decide(d) to get (a) (M)ovano 2.5 cdti car transporter. (My question is) (Do) they have a timing) chain or belt (?) (I)f they do have (a) belt how often I have to change it? Because I am go(ing) (to) do long journeys and I don't want to have any engine problems . Thanks speak English from Essex
Submitted: 14/12/2015 21:21:25 | ID: 124701
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