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  1. Car Audio / Electrical / Security / Diagnostic Rel
    Hi, I am at the end of my tether with this problem, I don't have much knowledge on mechanical or electrical side of cars and cannot find anyone online who has had a similiar problem to mine. I've been driving my 2015 Astra for a year now and about 9 months ago radio started randomly flicking...
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    Hi guys, apologies if this has been covered before but i couldn't find anything that matched the exact issues i'm having, please be aware it is a long post! So, this problem stems back to early in the year when the car battery would be dead in a morning requiring a jump start. this went from...
  3. Car Audio / Electrical / Security / Diagnostic Rel
    Hi All, I’m hoping someone may be able to help. I have a 64 plate 2.0 diesel eco flex insignia which has an intermittent power steering fault. The problem generally only appears when either the air temperature is high or the engine is up to temperature, cold start for the most part is fine...
  4. Car Audio / Electrical / Security / Diagnostic Rel
    Hi guys, Unfortunately my alternator on my 2007 Zafira 1.8 petrol has died. Luckily I have an BMW Amg batttery fitted so I was able to get home safely without issue. I've had a good look through the forums and on youtube and I can't seem to find and guides to help me change the alternator? They...
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    Hi Everyone! First of all thanks in advance for your time looking at this post. I have been "shadow" user for some time now, reading all about the faults and quirks of my Astra H. It has been very informative! But the time has come when I cannot solve the problems I have and I am not sure if...
  6. Car Audio / Electrical / Security / Diagnostic Rel
    Hi Looking for some guidance please My Astra (2003 1.7 CDTI) is currently displaying the low battery light when the car starts and is running. However, as soon as you get to about 1750 rpm the light goes out. Have used a multimeter across that battery and here are the results:- Everything off...
  7. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    Doing the alternator on a 1.3CDTi 58 plate tomorrow. I read in workshop manuals site after fitment to "program volatile memory". Can someone confirm this and help with what I need to do. Thanks
  8. Large Vauxhalls
    Good evening guys, After putting up with the crickets and birds chirping away under my bonnet for a few months I’ve finally decided to get the Insignia in and replace the aux belt and tensioner. My question is does anyone know the correct alternator pulley for my motor as there is still a...
  9. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    I did a pedal test earlier and the fault code P0560 shows up, I have just replaced my alternator a week ago so it must be something to do with that, it was a new one so I thought it would be fine but since fitting it I've noticed a slight dip in performance (the reason for doing the pedal...
  10. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    Good morning all (Vehicle: 1.7CDTi 2011 Astra J excite) As the title says really... my car failed to start several times and RAC came with their battery test and it failed. Had my battery changed (about a month ago) and since then, the car always started. However, the battery light kept coming...
  11. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    Hi, Been having problems with my astra h mkv, Won't recharge, 1st happened a couple of weeks ago and im thinking it was because of a puddle, Got a new alternator , fitted it still no charge, Ive tested the battery reads 12.5v ish Tested both wires to alternator and one has slightly less than...
  12. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    Hi, Taken a/c off the zafira 1.9 z19dth has anyone done this before and knows the size of belt I need to use? Thanks
  13. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    Hi folks My 1.3cdti Tigra B stopped charging the other day and so I've taken off the alternator to get a replacement. However I've just discovered that it has a clutch on the pulley. Is the clutch centrifugal or a sprag clutch? If its a sprag then presumably it should only slip in one...
  14. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    My 2004 Astra started to occasionally show the battery light whilst driving. It would start when the engine had been running a few min. I replaced the belt hoping it had just been slipping a bit. But this did not resolve the problem. Whilst the battery light was on, my power steering would fail...
  15. Vauxhall Vans, Minibuses & Campervans Area
    My Vivaro wouldn't turn over the other day. I've checked the alternator and that's giving a reading of around 14v, I assumed it needed a new battery so I went and bought one but the STOP light and BATTERY light are still both coming on......inevitably it won't turn over again. I've checked all...
  16. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    Hello to you all. Am new to the forum. Have had Vauxhall Astra's over the years. Purchased my latest one a few months back. But have come up with the following problem that has me stumped. Been reading your forum for a few days and can't seem to find a deffinate answer. Been getting a...
  17. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    2006 zafira 1.9 cdti 150. Evening guys, bit of a strange one here.. The wife returned home and shouted for me to go out, she said the car must be doing a regen as when she pulled on the drive there was a load of white smoke coming out of the exhaust, i went out to have a look and straight away...
  18. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    Yesterday I had a garage change the alternator on my car as the power steering kept failing on the vehicle. I got a battery/alternator car cigarette lighter checker that shows three lights for both alternator and battery (battery is red, yellow, green depending on battery state, alternator is...
  19. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    I was wondering if anybody can help, I purchased a brand new alternator got a time served mobile mechanic to fit it and this is what happened started engine got 12.56v ran to 1200 rpm got 13.86v then there was a burning smell which i put down to being new! drove car to MOT battery warning light...
  20. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    Another hurdle with the Corsa. Alternator belt is ready to go. Been under and had a look. Any help with how I change the belt. Not too much room there to see how to remove it. Does it have aircon? there is a small frost button (very left button) on the heater controls which lights up if I...
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