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Help please had my car die the other day ,hazard light flashed when key inserted but would not start ,roadside rescue told me the battery was dead still the original battery on car they managed to start the car but was told these batteries have the terminals on the side and only these sort will fit the engine not our normal ones with the terminals on top ,if so can any one advise on where i can get one from ,or any type that will fit sorry to be so long winded but out of my depth thanks
 

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Help please had my car die the other day ,hazard light flashed when key inserted but would not start ,roadside rescue told me the battery was dead still the original battery on car they managed to start the car but was told these batteries have the terminals on the side and only these sort will fit the engine not our normal ones with the terminals on top ,if so can any one advise on where i can get one from ,or any type that will fit sorry to be so long winded but out of my depth thanks
I guess you can source one from a Vauxhall dealer ouch!!:cry:

The original batteries are I belive a US specification it is possible to buy them but with such a low call off in the UK are likely to be still very expensive.

Personally and I have done it twice now is to modify the battery leads so that you can use a normal UK type round pin terminal battery:lmao:
 

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When I changed the battery on my Sintra 3.0 I used a standard fitting UK type (of the right amp/hours rating of course) and bought a nifty pair of special connectors which attach to the normal top mounted terminals but have a screw in adaptor on their side. Just right for the awkward original terminal leads. I think I got them from the battery dealer. Worked OK ever since (3 years !)
 

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When I changed the battery on my Sintra 3.0 I used a standard fitting UK type (of the right amp/hours rating of course) and bought a nifty pair of special connectors which attach to the normal top mounted terminals but have a screw in adaptor on their side. Just right for the awkward original terminal leads. I think I got them from the battery dealer. Worked OK ever since (3 years !)
Same here. i got the adapters from the battery shop, about 5 quid each and just bought a standard uk battery.
A bit of a pig to change/fit but certainly worth doing yourself. I think vauxhall wanted nearly £200.
 

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£200 for a vauxhall battery is not right,i used to sell them and they were about £60-£70 but they are a pig to fit as the battery is buried out of the way and does take some dismantling to get to it,book time is 0.7 of an hour
 

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3/4 of and hour to change a battery?? I have just bought a Sintra as needed a 7 seater...I'm used to Omegas...was hoping as its a 3.0 engine they were pretty much the same...anyone got a picture of a 3.0 Sintra engine bay? Are they FWD or RWD?
 

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3/4 of and hour to change a battery?? I have just bought a Sintra as needed a 7 seater...I'm used to Omegas...was hoping as its a 3.0 engine they were pretty much the same...anyone got a picture of a 3.0 Sintra engine bay? Are they FWD or RWD?
The battery is underneath the fuse box on the drivers side of the engine bay. The drivers side reinforcing strut also has to be removed to get the battery out!!

Sorry I don't understand why you want a photo of the engine bay of a Sintra if you have the car to look at?

All model Sintra engines are transversely mounted as they are FWD.
 
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