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  1. So my Astra J 2013 1.4 was making a chirping noise while idling, removing the oil dipstick stopped the sound. After replacing the rocker cover, still made no difference. The actual cause of it was the Crank Pulley Seal. To get to this seal you need to support the engine, remove the left engine mount, take off the cambelt etc and behind all that you'll see a circle seal. Replacing that solved it instantly. It had a small leak causing air to get out. The video above isn't my video, but is the exact same noise and had the same fix. Hope this helps anyone who has this annoying noise.
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  2. Hello Claire. The first thing I would do is to check the fuses- this will be in a panel just below the dashboard on the right hand side. Presumably from your post it is neither unlocking from the remote or from the key. If all else fails- and it's a bit of a pig of a job- if you climb into the boot and remove the plastic trim on the tailgate, you can see the locking mechanism and you might be able to pop that open. My Astra doesn't have a deadlock on the tailgate, but if yours does and the CL isn't working that might remain engaged- if so then it's finding the wires and locally applying power to it. First thing to do though is check the fuses. Always the fuses. Let us know if that doesn't solve the problem. Derek
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  3. hi there i have the same year car and the same engine too i have an issue with my brake warning light i also have the audible alarm too i plugged in opcom faulty brake switch same code changed out the switch with no change assumed it was handbrake related and wrong again still no change audio and light went under bonnet disconnected the switch to the reservoir (where you top up) took for a drive no alarm or warning light so i need a new reservoir/master cylinder also have you looked under the car? i had a vibration/tinking noise i traced this down to 2 rotted out screws on the heat shield to the exhaust i fixed mine by undoing bolts and adding a couple of large washers to cover the rotted holes then tightening back up i know thats a long shot but worth a look my car is the same age and has just 73k on the clock so its pretty much similar
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  4. Hello Gavlar 2021 That's undoubtedly bearings inside the gearbox. Gear ratios are made up by combining 2 or more various pinions, for example gears 1 and 2 might use pinion combination A/B, with 1 also using C/D and 2 using E/F, for example. Often first gear provides the drive for reverse when engaged through a reverse idler, for example. You'll be looking at the 'box coming out for that, I'm afraid. However, a *good* gearbox repairer should be able to identify and replace the bearings quite quickly and for a modest price, but you'll need to check the rest of the bearings whilst the 'box is out. My opinion (not a guarantee) is that the repair to the 'box should not be expensive- the more expensive bit will be paying someone to take the box out. I can put you in touch with a good gearbox repair company, though they don't take them out the cars- just rebuild units sent to them... Most garages that claim to repair gearboxes in fact don't- they send them to places such as the workshop next to me, charge you a large markup in the process. If you know which workshops to go to and you take the gearbox straight in, the cost is much, much lower and you get to talk to a specialist rather than- with respect to most garages- basically a fitter. Good luck.
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  5. Thank you for your kind reply which did give me a little hope that someone out there may be interested in dads old car. Once I’m in a position to get it out of the garage I’ll take some photos and if I can work the technology I may well do as you have suggested. Many thanks,I am very grateful for your response.
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  6. My dad is 91 and no longer drives . For over 25 years he has driven his Cavalier GLI that he bought from his then neighbour. The car was first registered in 1992. He has driven It around town and done very few miles~ under 40,000. The car has not been out of the garage for 3 years as I finally persuaded him that at his age he shouldn’t be driving. It has been well cared for over the years and sadly due to his admission to a care home I have the awful task of deciding what to do with his beloved motor. This is not something I relish doing and want to do the right thing for my dad. I am torn in different directions with some saying it’s verging on a classic while others think it is of little value to anyone. If anyone can advise or point me in the right direction I would be very grateful.
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  7. Bought the car in May21 and have done about 3000 mile. The AdBlue warning came up say to add some within 1034 miles. On the info it showed two green blocks and a small green sliver. I got 10 L of Redex AdBlue from Toolstation @ £9.99 and put the whole lot into the tank, which was very easy. NB this stuff is meant to be very corrosive so I wore gloves and had rags at the ready. The info now has 6 blocks eg about 3/4 full. The owners manual says the AdBlue tank is 17 L Hope this helps
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  8. Thanks for the reply. It does seem that the light is related to the collision detection system. Problem is that it only comes on now and then. I will speak to my local dealer again. Regards
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  9. Right you are. My vauxhall is a bit old for that technology. I was looking on a vauxhall website on Google. Thought it might have been helpful.
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  10. Been to the garage and he thinks it is the gear box and not the clutch , car drives fine the noise however is annoying. The guy said he could not say for definite if it is the gear box until he removes it and I may aswell get a reconditioned one fitted. He also said he doesn't think it's the duel mass fly wheel and never mentioned transition
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  11. Hi there, and welcome . I have been looking through google to try to find out about your warning light. What i have found is that it is something to do with a sensor that keeps check on the distance between you and the vehicle in front. Have you got forward facing parking sensors on your combo? Might be worth seeing if they are damaged in any way. Hope this helps, and keep us all posted on the outcome. Regards Andy R.
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  12. Does enybody out there know of a Vauxhall calibra 16 v 4x4 or a calibra turbo that are for sale. Please
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  13. I have a complete set of Sintra CDX seats including the bench seat to make your Sintra an eight seater. Offers….
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  14. Well that's the theory, but it's the reality I was interested in, and are all remaps the same ??
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  15. I drive a Black pre facelift 2005 3.0 v6 cdti ELITE
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