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Astep by step guide to change glo pluggs on my vaxhall movano 3500di van as van not starting also glo plug indicator not coming on on dash have checked all fuses all ok got glo pluggs from garage just need little help to find and take out old replace with new
I don't advise you to try to change the glow plugs if you are not experienced. You can easily snap off one of the plugs and then the cylinder head will have to be removed to rectify it. Hugh from City of Glasgow
Submitted: 07/01/2017 10:27:31 | ID: 137889
Location of glow pluggs and how to replace
Submitted: 06/01/2017 17:38:50 | ID: 137870
Looks like I'm going to scrap my van as I've said all new parts fitted last crankshaft censor started but wouldn't rev up to 1100 revs then cut out normal temp it ticked over ok until normal then I tried to rev it up cut out now won't start please help I've spent enought on this heap of junk I should have bought a merc after 6 grand spent
Submitted: 28/12/2016 10:21:09 | ID: 137641
Where's the fuel temperature on my vauxall movono 2.5tdi 2003 plate cheers as AA man couldn't find it
Submitted: 26/12/2016 03:25:47 | ID: 137590
AA came out to my movono won't start when cold diagnostic reading code was crankshaft sensor well I fitted a new one on aboat 6 months ago so I've changed it again still won't start he said fuel temp sensor but he couldn't find it it's had new battery starter motor camshaft sensor fuel rail sensor glow plugs all working fine and he checked presure from tank and said pumps ok itl start when it's warm weather weard or what where is the fuel temperature censor please help I've spent loads of money on it converted to a camper now
Submitted: 26/12/2016 03:15:10 | ID: 137589
my engin light comes on from time to time with a message saying check emissons could you help
Submitted: 13/12/2016 17:59:06 | ID: 137359
The alarm has gone off on my Vauxhall Movano van 3300 all night. How can I turn it off so I can have a good nights sleep.
Check if you don't have a moth in your vehicle had same issue Matt from Essex
Submitted: 11/12/2016 07:44:46 | ID: 137307
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
There are two fuse boxes but I don't know which one contains the fuse you're looking for. one is in the passenger side footwell and the other is under the radiator expansion tank in the engine bay (Yes really! what a bloody stupid place to put a fuse box). Have you checked both? john smith from Aberdeenshire
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
Thanks AA said everything fine apart from crankshaft sensor no reading on diagnostic were is the fuel sensor and is it expensive I've got no Manuel on my van thanks mates fuel temp sensor cheers A James from Powys
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
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