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ALEX MOTHERSILL, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Movano

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

Submitted: 19/08/2016 13:28:43 | ID: 134477

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kevin wareham, Pembrokeshire

Vauxhall Movano

hi ,how do i remove and replace the side moulding trim on van

Submitted: 30/07/2016 17:11:54 | ID: 133973

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Darren syverson, Cumbria

Vauxhall Movano

Hi could you give the torque seting on the nut for the rear hub nut

Submitted: 26/07/2016 12:45:54 | ID: 133848

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brian, Durham

Vauxhall Movano

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

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brian, Durham

Vauxhall Movano

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.

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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

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Mr Gray, Lancashire

Vauxhall Movano

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

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lawrence, South Africa

Vauxhall Movano

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.

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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

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Kyle Rice, City of Glasgow

Vauxhall Movano

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

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evans, Bristol

Vauxhall Movano

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

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evans, Bristol

Vauxhall Movano

my 2007 movano has struck in reverse, any ideas

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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

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petarchanter m, Essex

Vauxhall Movano

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

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petarchanter m, Essex

Vauxhall Movano

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

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Kay, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Movano

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

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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

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Robert A Holliday, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Movano

Where is the ECU located on a 2002 2.5 dti Movano

Submitted: 28/04/2016 20:50:31 | ID: 130941

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Nigel wilson, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Movano

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

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Dean, Cheshire

Vauxhall Movano

How do you change the time on a movano crew cab ?

Submitted: 31/03/2016 09:13:25 | ID: 129724

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James, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Movano

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

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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

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A ASHCROFT , Yorkshire

Vauxhall Movano

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???

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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

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michael armstrong, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Movano

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

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Katherine, West Midlands

Vauxhall Movano

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.

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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

Submitted: 11/03/2016 16:43:38 | ID: 128868

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Andy, Buckinghamshire

Vauxhall Movano

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

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billy, Essex

Vauxhall Movano

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

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Chris458, County Antrim

Vauxhall Movano

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?

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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

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robert harting, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Movano

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

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Terry, Dorset

Vauxhall Movano

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

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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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Phil Harris, Kent

Vauxhall Movano

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.

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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

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philip ogden, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Movano

my van is sluggish when setting off from standstill. could this be an electrical problem or something else.it gets serviced regular.thanks.

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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

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Robert Green, Essex

Vauxhall Movano

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

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max, Swindon

Vauxhall Movano

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

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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

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ian thomas, West Midlands

Vauxhall Movano

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

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Eric.nicholson, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Movano

Hi at what mileage dose the cam belt need changing on my van. Cheers. Eric.

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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

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Ahmet, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Movano

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

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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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Ljenaa, Latvia

Vauxhall Movano

Hello! I repleced the timing belt for opel movano 2.2 but auto does not start, what shoud I do? ?hanged the cylinder head gasket,timing belt,crankshaft sensor,timing set correctly with Car tools. And computer shows that all indicators are normal . Thank you.

Submitted: 08/12/2015 07:43:50 | ID: 124458

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joe, Durham

Vauxhall Movano

!!!SIDE LOADING DOOR PROBLEM!!! There have been multiple questions posted on this subject so before posting yet another, scroll down the page for replies!

Submitted: 02/12/2015 08:45:09 | ID: 124269

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wayne smith, West Lothian

Vauxhall Movano

Hi, I have a buzzing noise coming from the passenger side windscreen trim area on a L2H2 2013 movano. Only seems to happen in the rain, buzzes when turned off and locked as well. Buzzing seems to be from the upright pillar area. I didn't want to strip it down myself before asking if anyone can shed some light on this? Many thanks in advance.

Submitted: 29/11/2015 18:03:12 | ID: 124178

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Reuben, South Africa

Vauxhall Movano

Hi Opel Movano 2.5 TD lwb. Wont start, engine stop light comes on..flickers. similar to the time my key chip was damaged. Surely it cant be again? Booklet says emissions sensor? Any solutions? Thanks Reuben

Submitted: 10/11/2015 12:03:58 | ID: 123364

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pawel, South Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Movano

how can i replaced or sealed propally oil sump ? do i have to use sillicon? or any grease between ruber seal?thanks

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If there was no sealant on the faces when sump removed then theres your anwser. john from Warwickshire

Submitted: 07/11/2015 17:14:10 | ID: 123258

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Keith Wainwright, England

Vauxhall Movano

I have a 2009 2.5 cdti lwb van with a 6 speed box .The engine is a G9U650 unit giving 120 HP (i think). The concentric clutch cylinder leaks and needs replacing ? but i find that there are a lot of clutch kits and its very confusing which one i need . 2 holes or 3 and other options . Please help

Submitted: 02/11/2015 19:43:28 | ID: 123037

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Christian, Macedonia

Vauxhall Movano

Hello there ! I have an Opel Movano 3500 2.5 TDI year 2004 When i drive the van, it looses power and the engine is making sounds like its going to shut down. I changed the mass airway sensor, but its still the same... I don't know what to do next. Can you please help me somehow, or do you have any soluton to my problem? Thank you.

Submitted: 24/10/2015 21:44:29 | ID: 122687

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John Dowe, Norfolk

Vauxhall Movano

I have a 12mth old L2H2 van with a side loading door that has dropped so much that the door open warning on the dash is beeping most of the time.My dealer has told me that there are over 200 vans with the same problem,and all i`m told is that the parts are on back order.Is there another solution out there please?

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Yes I have got the exact same problem with the side loading door on my Vauxhall Movano, I have been to my local dealer in Kirkcaldy, Fife today to have them reset the door to stop the buzzer going off in the cabin all day long, on the way home it starting buzzing again, this Is the 2nd time I have had to take it in for this problem, but the people deny there is a common fault with these doors on the Movano, I ain't got a solution to offer you, but I can tell you your not alone with this problem, I think we should get as many people together with this problem as we can and demand our money back and go and buy a Renault Master instead !! Garry Haviland from Fife

Exactly the same problem with my L2H2, 63plate movano about 6 months ago. I was told that it was unusual and just needed an adjustment, no better after a full day with Peter vardy, seafield. Took it instead to Evans halshaw Vauxhall, Edinburgh. great service, full door contact unit replaced under warranty. Still doesn't excuse the fact that this is a common fault and should probably have been a recall?? wayne smith from West Lothian

Exactly the same problem with my L2H2, 63plate movano about 6 months ago. I was told that it was unusual and just needed an adjustment, no better after a full day with Peter vardy, seafield. Took it instead to Evans halshaw Vauxhall, Edinburgh. great service, full door contact unit replaced under warranty. Still doesn't excuse the fact that this is a common fault and should probably have been a recall?? wayne smith from West Lothian

Thebs issue is something vauxhall should have done something better about. A lot of people have thus problem guessing from the number of threads online. Anyway changed from ford transit to vauxhall movano about a week and half ago and I nearly went mad with the door open buzzer on all day every day. I tried cleaning the pressure plate and contacts but it still didn't work. Anyway as fidgety as I am I had a long look today and realised a simple easy fix. Looking at the bottom left corner of the door I realised it wasn't flush with the rest of the body as it should from factory. It was slightly offset outside. With the door open, I applied pressure to the bottom corner with my knee and that's all it took. No more door open buzzing noise. I think this may have about as load is thrown about banging on the door which causes it to move. Hope this fix will help out. David from West Midlands

I have a 12 plate Renault Master with the same problem. After replacing all of the rollers ( Top Bottom and Middle). I have now replaced the locaters and cups on the door. This has cured the problem. Look at the locaters and check for wear. Robert Green from Essex

I have a 12 plate Renault Master with the same problem. After replacing all of the rollers ( Top Bottom and Middle ) I have now replaced the locaters and cups on the door. This has cured the problem. Look at the locaters and check for wear. Robert Green from Essex

To cure side door open bleeping on movano simply wrap the upper and lower metal locating brackets on the body in gaffer tape, duct tape whatever you want to call it, put a fair few wraps on it and it will cure the problem, also lasts for months before it wears through, I had mine "fixed" under warranty it failed 15k miles later, they all do this problem it's a clear design fault K mottram from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 01/10/2015 20:16:25 | ID: 121863

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