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    MOT usual Failures?

    i know this might sound a bit to broad a topic but what do the astra normally fail on with an MOT is there anything inparticular that they normally fail on??

    ive got mine due by monday and im slightly worried i hate MOT's incase out is wrong with them, i know one of my front brakes is slightly warped but i know that will pass through ok cuz the warp is tiny.

    Can it fail on a bent air conditioning raditior?

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    Which model astra, and how old is it ??
    Radiator sounds fine.

    One thing they often can fail on is rear springs....the piggy tail can break off.
    Other stuff is all down to maintenance !

    ...keep it maintained and you should be okay.

    Oh, dont come back to us and say it failed on a broken bulb !
    Check the easy stuff like that yourself (ensure indicators shine orange)
    Wiper blades should be in good nick.

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    when i was in for my MOT last year I asked the guy what the common fails on the mk4 were. The first thing he said was rear springs.
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    ok then,

    lol ive checked all the bulbs and things and they all seem fine.

    Mines a 2003 53 plate MK4 1.6 16v

    what damage do i look out for on the springs? ill just check it all over before i take it in.

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    Mine has had 2 mots now on a 52 plate fisrt one sailed though but the second he failed me on the undercar lights for one cable lol

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    mine failed on a broken rear spring that was all but even the mot station was surprised at that.
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    the handbrake on the cars
    just take the slack up with a 10mm socket

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