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    Your Astra and Problems.........................

    Just a quick post... just wondering how many problems you have with your car under waurantee?

    Bought my car last year july... (registered dec 2001)

    So far it has been back for :-

    Rear brakes sticking ( 3times) - problem sorted
    Hydraulic clutch slave cylinder (2times in two weeks!) - Problem sorted
    Oil Leak (2 times)
    Changed the EGR valve

    I'm taking it in tomorow because the engine management light came on, lost all my turbo diesel power! :roll:


    But the icing on the cake is......... that last week the car went sent in for a replacement EGR valve... and only yesterday i noticed they have scratched my front splitter and painted over it! :shock: They have sprayed it up again on the sly, but u can see underneath where they have masked it off! They of course denied it all, they said there is no mention of it in their records. All in all pissed off.

    But a big thanks to Rj automotive for colour coding and fitting my reiger rear

    (this was meant to be quick post)

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    went in cos of a ticking noise which was apparently the ecu. so they took the piss getting an ecu which didnt solve the problem.

    took it back and they said oh we'll have a look at it and then they decided it was the cam belt, they sorted it but i had to put up with this reched noise for well over a month.

    now my car cuts out sometimes and the idle revs drop and the car jults when standing still, but it never happend in the two times ive taken it in for the problem and due to this they cant do anything about it, takes the piss

    sorry about the language guys had to get that of my chest

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    bought mine in jan this year took it back 3 times cos the headlights kept fogging up and i couldnt see feck all, and i found out all they done was heated the lights up to clear it, in the end i told them i wanted a new set, and it was'nt till this saturday that i have noticed they havent replaced the rubber seal that goes over the top of the light, so i shall be back down there at the weekend,
    also the drivers chair kept squeaking, and i had water in the passenger footwell which they think is where it had been valeted b4 i bought it, although i thought it would of dried out after 4 months (keep meaning to check to see if it is still leaking but i cant be arsed at the mo).

    TONI LEVOI are W*&%£@S

    excuse my french...

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    Fog light condensation (4 times)
    Headlight condensation (3 times)
    CAS replaced
    ECU updated
    Brake dampers installed
    Headlight protector cracked under the bonnet (not warranty but chasing the people who broke it)

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    Bought mine July 2002.

    Front headlight fogged up, but I just left it and after it had cleared up, it has not happened since.

    ATM I have a rattling clutch. This happens when I pull off in first and changing to second and releasing the clutch. Notchy gearchange, especially when the weather gets really hot, its like playing a video game. The gears goes clunk clunk when going through the gears. Last of all, very sluggish on acceleration and motorway driving.

    Not many problems.....honest

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    Fuel mapping over writing itself in the ECU which is common on 2.2 engines (not a dealer fault.)

    Rattle from heater controls.

    That's it.

    Yes, Tony LeVoi are useless but the tuned 888 demonstrator they had was a lot of fun.

    PNG Vauxhall come well recommended by me. www.pngvauxhall.co.uk

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    Got no problem with these threads, however just watch how you mention the dealers, this could get us in trouble !

    These threads are good for finding common faults on each model though !

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    Few interesting things on here.

    Astra Dti 16v, tell me more about the sticking rear brakes please.

    stevenlcroucher, can you describe the fuel mapping problem, how does it show itself?

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    I've got a DTi 16v and my rear near side brake is constantly whistling now.

    It's going back next week for this and also for . . .

    The coil light very rarely comes on and the car is very difficult to start (only sometimes), I often have to keep the key turned for 20 seconds before the engine will start !

    Also there are a blips in the acceleration curve. I've had turbo diesels before but not had this problem.

    It's 2 yrs old with 30k on the clock.
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    I have had a few problems with mine. Firstly the reverse light switch went so got that changed. I also have had problems with fogging and so forth but I havent been bothered to take it to Vauxhall to get it fixed.

    I shall be taking my car for a service soon.. So will complain about the diesel sounding petrol engine I got and the headlamps and anything really that is bugging me.

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