have been having problems recently starting my mk3 astra 1.4 , and getting worse. I can go for days and days with no problems then all of a sudden, the car won't start !! All dash lights come on but no sound from starter motor - -- then after a time, it fires up as normal. The distance between non-starting and starting can range between 5 and 90 minutes !!! Have had the AA out a number of times but by the time they get here, it fires up - - - this has happend 3 times today and am getting to the stage where I'm scared to turn it off. I've had this into Vauxhall who could find nothing wrong but changed ignition switch anyway - -- the problem I have with taking it to an auto-electrician is that it needs to be in the 'non-starting' mode when they have it - - and I can never gaurantee this.
Any ideas anyone - - the engine is a 1.4 hi-torque jobbie - - -