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alan, Surrey

Vauxhall Vectra

Can a D.I.Y change drive shaft,what price ?

Submitted: 26/07/2015 16:21:20 | ID: 118934

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David Foster, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

My car runs fine no overheating even in traffic and water does not go down at all in the header tank under normal driving. Shortly after accelerating hard up to 4.5000 revs the radiator sign comes just after and the header tank is nearly empty. Water splashed all over passenger side of engine. Replaced rad cap and header tank. Then discovered - It is NOT coming out of expansion tank overflow as connected a pipe to t and into a bottle. water in tank clean and pink. No water in oil. Any ideas.

Submitted: 25/07/2015 16:17:39 | ID: 118888

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Guy, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi! Picked up car yesterday from dealer, drove to work,fine. Drove back from work tonite! Noticed quite strong smell of engine fumes inside car! While driving. Also spanner on car in display window and control indicator for exhaust light shows.car very sluggish to drive also! If anyone can make any suggestions,that would be fantastic. Thanks!

Submitted: 24/07/2015 23:24:15 | ID: 118863

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Malcolm, Kent

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi Wondering if anyone could help me out i know nothing about cars in mechanical wise, so i will try to explain the best way i can. My model of car is..... Vectra Active 4 Door Saloon 1.8 16V Petrol 03 Plate I get a whirring noise when driving it's loud in first gear, i have been told it could be clutch or gearbox issues, i have already spent for a new radiator, new brake pipes replaced, new timing belt these were done almost 2 months ago and last year i had new brakes and drum etc replaced, now getting this issue. When driving you hear it more as you pull away in 2nd still the same noise 3rd slightly less and 4th & 5th but when you drive in 4th or 5th you here the whirring noise very slightly, when you put foot on clutch you don't hear the noise, and i have noticed the revving thermometer slightly higher then normal when i'm changing gear AND for some reason i have up on my dash display a light Bulb warning i have checked all my lights and they all working, so what can this be? Did wonder if it's to do with gearbox oil? because i was looking up and mentioned gearbox oil. If someone could give me a quick reply on this matter it would be most appreciate for any helpful comments, and if it's due to gearbox oil then i have saved a fortune, but with the luck i'm having na :-( Regards Malcolm

Submitted: 23/07/2015 08:01:49 | ID: 118798

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debra payne, Gloucestershire

Vauxhall Vectra

can someone please tell me why my car cuts out then will start straight back up. it is not over heating and also the spanner light comes on just before it does this

Submitted: 20/07/2015 21:30:50 | ID: 118708

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debra payne, Gloucestershire

Vauxhall Vectra

why does my car run fine then cut out, then it starts straight back up and carries on , confused and is not over heating, also the light with spanner comes on just before this happens, thanks deb

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sounds like diesel pressure and /or fuel injector problems GARY from Worcestershire

Submitted: 20/07/2015 21:04:07 | ID: 118706

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Kev, County Londonderry

Vauxhall Vectra

Hope someone can help me out, i have owened my vectra for 5months i bought it for my partner but car need a bit of work but ill get to the point, i put a 2hand gearbox and brand new full clutch kit into it and when i was done i started it up and the abs and traction control lights came on and i have no idea why ! Then today the spanner light came on but when it is at 7000 revs and up, the spanner light gose out untill you late it idel would it need mor gearbox oil ? , (i have a (wire) beside the battery witch i can figer out were it gose)

Submitted: 19/07/2015 18:50:03 | ID: 118650

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james soutar, Angus

Vauxhall Vectra

Have bought a 2006 Vectra 1.9 petrol sxi and have been trying to find out if it has a trip computer, have looked at several Vauxhall forums but cannot get a definitive answer. Some say it is fitted as standered but was not activated by Vauxhall. Can anyone help.

Submitted: 19/07/2015 10:54:23 | ID: 118631

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kathy, Norfolk

Vauxhall Vectra

Are the inlet manifolds the same for the 120 and the 150 please x

Submitted: 17/07/2015 15:43:18 | ID: 118558

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Roy wilkinson, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

After long journey on motorway in 6th gear when I come to change down the clutch already is halfway depressed. Once I start using gears again it seems fiNe again.

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Mine did exactly the same and it was the clutch thrust bearing/slave cylinder. they are all in one on these. Make sure they put a Genuine Vauxhall one in as mine had a copy and that is what caused it. Unfortunately it is quite a big job. Good luck David Foster from West Yorkshire

Mine did exactly the same and it was the clutch thrust bearing/slave cylinder. they are all in one on these. Make sure they put a Genuine Vauxhall one in as mine had a copy and that is what caused it. Unfortunately it is quite a big job. Good luck David Foster from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 03/07/2015 19:12:04 | ID: 118015

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denis, Lancashire

Vauxhall Vectra

my engine cut out just before the temperature guage went into the red. Now it wont start. Have I blown the engine up? it took half a kettle of hot water when we got i it home.

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Well Denis the first thing that would come to my mind is that you've probably blown a head gasket especially when your gauge went up into the red and also the loss of water. Pat from Ireland

Submitted: 02/07/2015 18:22:39 | ID: 117952

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Sean, East Ayrshire

Vauxhall Vectra

The coolant water is evaporating fast but can't visually see any leaks

Submitted: 02/07/2015 12:40:02 | ID: 117939

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walter lee, Hampshire

Vauxhall Vectra

slow rpm response when changing gears i have a 2.2 vectra direct 2006 when driving along changing gears u got to wait for refs to drop before releasing clutch.

Submitted: 27/06/2015 10:21:27 | ID: 117764

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b marshall, Spain

Vauxhall Vectra

cruse control not working.checked some fuses in engine comp.but dont know iff i checked the correct area hayns book not specific enough.on long hauls need to take foot off exl

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did you check your cruise control stalk Pat from Ireland

Submitted: 14/06/2015 08:49:54 | ID: 117172

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Ashley Tinworth , Devon

Vauxhall Vectra

How much fuel does it cost to fill a 1.8 petrol vaxhaul vectra up

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depends on where you fuel, if you use a cheapo station in kent around £45 from empty in London around £55 and on the motorway don't even ask :P take the size of the tank in liters and price of fuel from where you are in liters and multiply size of tank by price of fuel joe from Kent

Submitted: 13/06/2015 19:31:50 | ID: 117163

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Kevharrison, Lancashire

Vauxhall Vectra

What is the procedure for removing the front bumper to gain access to the air con condenser.thank you

Submitted: 12/06/2015 07:30:26 | ID: 117104

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Maxine, New Zealand

Vauxhall Vectra

Turned off engine and it dumped all its water checked the pipes they are all good, refilled water no leaks, turned on engine, was wondering if water pump may have been leaking, seal broke ..but could see the water moving with cap off, so far no leaks but it looked like the water may have leaked from around the water pump location also the puddle was directly under that area. Any ideas please?

Submitted: 08/06/2015 06:56:01 | ID: 116944

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Alex b, Kent

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi having a water problem with my vectra b 2.5 v6 Gsi there is a slight leak from the back on the engine coming from a curved hose I believe. It started off as a small problem but recently drove the car 5 miles to a friends house after filling up the water to find the coolant light come on the dash and after inspection found the tank empty also when I got out the car and looked under I could see the water driping down as soon as I refilled it any suggestions on what this hose is. Many thanks

Submitted: 07/06/2015 13:44:16 | ID: 116913

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Atif, Lancashire

Vauxhall Vectra

i have a auto vauxhall vectra 1.9 cdti sri 150bhp 56 when i put my foot down sometimes it over revs and gives a jerk and gets back to normal and when i am at traffic lights in d (drive) the car vibrates really bad the same happens in r sometime it cuts out so when i am approaching a traffic light i just put it in to n just to avoid it from cutting out why does it do the over revving thing and cuts out and vibrate

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had same problem on my vec c 2.2 on a 52 plate. was the egr valve, dunno if the cdti has an egr. if it does cheapest fix is to remove it, and bolt on a blanking plate (£3 from ebay for genuine Vauxhall one) and leave the egr connected to the wiring harness so you don't get fault codes :) or you could get a new egr valve for big bucks, but I find removing it improves performance even if theres nothing wrong with it (it recycles hot used air back into the engine, bad idea in any book) joe from Kent

had same problem on my vec c 2.2 on a 52 plate. was the egr valve, dunno if the cdti has an egr. if it does cheapest fix is to remove it, and bolt on a blanking plate (£3 from ebay for genuine Vauxhall one) and leave the egr connected to the wiring harness so you don't get fault codes :) or you could get a new egr valve for big bucks, but I find removing it improves performance even if theres nothing wrong with it (it recycles hot used air back into the engine, bad idea in any book) joe from Kent

Submitted: 07/06/2015 04:07:44 | ID: 116897

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Rej, Cheshire

Vauxhall Vectra

I have a Vauxhall vectra 2005 1.9cdti. Whenever its cold, the dash stops working. No lights, temp, revometer, speedometer, petrol, all dash lights apart from engine management. I've tried all that you guys have suggested and it does not seem to work, only if the sun has been shining on my bonet then everything works fine until it goes cold again. It maybe when the computer is cold it does not work but, sometime I've driven for hours with engine warm and it dosen't come back on. It only comes back on when the sun shines straight onto the bonet, everything then works fine. Any ideas guys? Thanks Rej

Submitted: 05/06/2015 11:03:52 | ID: 116822

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wayne, Merseyside

Vauxhall Vectra

Gearbox slow changing up when towing. After starting off on very steep hill never changed up for few minutes went up to 4000 revs any ideas

Submitted: 03/06/2015 22:16:22 | ID: 116780

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alan, Surrey

Vauxhall Vectra

When turning right sequeking from front

Submitted: 03/06/2015 16:14:25 | ID: 116766

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Darren morgan , Swansea

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi I have a 56 plate vectra elite 2.8 v6 turbo and it's 300 bhp. Recently I had to keep topping up the water every day sometimes twice a day. The water is pumping out from the overflow pipe when i havr stopped the car and probably coming out when im driving it. There is no water in the oil. The oil is black. The car still has the power I have also used steal seal incase it is a head gasket. But the steal seal came out from the overflow pipe. But when I'm on stop I can hear it bubbling u der the bonnet. But when u leave the car run without the cap on it does not bubble or overflow. The temp goes up to 95 just above half way but when I put the heaters on it goes back down. The heaters are blowing hot to as normal. Any idea why it's loosing water?? Thank you

Submitted: 02/06/2015 20:58:44 | ID: 116740

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simon, Northumberland

Vauxhall Vectra

alarm keeps going off shortly after locking car with the key fob

Submitted: 25/05/2015 08:04:02 | ID: 116425

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David, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, I have had a noise coming from the rear of my Vectra for a few weeks now, it was slightly noticeable at first but has got noisier as time has gone on. As I said its coming from the rear and gets higher in pitch the faster I go, it doesn't sound like a wheel bearing noise its a straight constant noise not a weary noise if that makes any sense, Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi David just trying to think of a possible answer for you....where exactly is the noise coming from, is it up high in the back or is it kind of down low, would it not be one of the rear window rubber seals one of them could be cracked or loose also try the door seals Pat from Ireland

Hi David, I had a similar problem, turned out to be a Hand Break Calliper that had seized up, all the best John. John J Smith from West Yorkshire

Hi David, I had a similar problem turned out to be a Hand Break Calliper that had seized up all the best John John J Smith from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 24/05/2015 09:03:31 | ID: 116398

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Jim Venton, Devon

Vauxhall Vectra

Multi switch in driver`s door is malfunctioning, does anyone know the part number and is it a SW or RG?

Submitted: 18/05/2015 18:43:47 | ID: 116193

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john hughes, South Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

2007 2.2 Vectra automatic. After driving about two hours the auto changing gears appear to go down to first on stopping but will not change up again unless manually done. This only happens when towing a caravan and only occasionally. Is there a problem with the gearbox and if so will it be covered by warranty?

Submitted: 17/05/2015 16:26:13 | ID: 116156

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Steve Beacham, Warwickshire

Vauxhall Vectra

When exiting my vehicle, if i leave the lights on or keys in the ignition there is no beep heard any more?

Submitted: 16/05/2015 09:55:04 | ID: 116092

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Darren Bennett, Norfolk

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, I have a Vectra 1.8 exclusiv 5dr. Can anyone tell me if the needle on the temperature is meant to be on the halfway mark or just over the halfway mark when the car warms up? If anyone can give me some advice I will be grateful.

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That's the normal area. In the middle Darren. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 12/05/2015 11:57:15 | ID: 115938

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tony, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, my Vauxhall Vectra 04 plate`s rear brake lights have stopped working. A symbol came up on my dash saying check your brake switch so I bought a new switch for the back of the brake pedal but it still doesn`t work. Can anybody help please?

Submitted: 09/05/2015 22:29:21 | ID: 115815

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Tony, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

My car appears to run perfectly o.k. but the engine warning light remains on and there are no obvious reasons for this. The car has been run now for some months with this light on. Can you please advise me as to what could be causing this problem and is it likely to become critical if the car continues to be used?

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Well Tony first of all you have to run a diagnostics test on it, it could be a number of things, I had that problem with my Vectra and it turned out to be the EGR valve... fitted new one problem solved. Best of luck Pat from Ireland

Submitted: 09/05/2015 12:41:56 | ID: 115791

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martynas, Armagh

Vauxhall Vectra

hi I have problem with auto gearbox. rear gear is faulty and the rest working 100 %. how can I fix it?

Submitted: 08/05/2015 16:22:57 | ID: 115760

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lever, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

The blower fan will not turn off even when the ignition is turned off?

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My 2005 Vectra`s blower motor will not turn off even with the ignition switched off? lever from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 07/05/2015 12:03:32 | ID: 115662

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Neil dunphy, Essex

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, how do I check the auto trans fluid level on my 6 speed auto box? There is no dipstick. There are 3 plugs all together on the nearside of the gearbox? thanks, Neil Dunphy

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for mine the dipstick is under the top plug joe from Kent

Submitted: 04/05/2015 17:30:08 | ID: 115564

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b goodman, Cornwall

Vauxhall Vectra

multi function information display stays on when car switch off and locked any answers please and radio will not work

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I have found the answer-- a fuse had blown that covers the radio & information panel No 19 in the handbook 10A-SEEMS TO WORK b goodman from Cornwall

Submitted: 02/05/2015 22:24:20 | ID: 115505

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dan, Caerphilly

Vauxhall Vectra

why is my vauxhall vectra 2004 16v dti diesel getting no fuel to the fuel filter many thanks can you help?

Submitted: 25/04/2015 12:58:04 | ID: 115227

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scott sampson, Kent

Vauxhall Vectra

I have an 03 Vectra. The keys have worn away so I can`t use the key system to open the doors and have to open them manually, but each time I open the door it sets the alarm off. Can I take out a fuse for now and how would I find out what fuse to take out without a manual? And how much would it be for a new key?

Submitted: 23/04/2015 18:26:30 | ID: 115121

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KEN HALL , Cheshire

Vauxhall Vectra

My battery goes flat overnight. I had a new alternator, central locking not working, headlights flashing , hazard lights stop, try again then stop on, help

Submitted: 23/04/2015 16:36:56 | ID: 115117

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Sarfraz, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi there. I have a question about the cigarette lighter that hasn't worked in my family's car and I'm wanting to change the fuse, but I don't know the coding for this. Could someone guide me please in changing this? thank you

Submitted: 21/04/2015 01:10:24 | ID: 114999

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mike jeans, Wiltshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Car won`t rev over 2500 but idles fine?

Submitted: 20/04/2015 19:27:28 | ID: 114990

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