Opel

Opel has been building cars since 1899. This German automobile company is the daughter-company of General Motors. The company is known for manufacturing automobiles and re-branding for other car manufacturers.

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Car Starting Problems
Opel

Why won't my Opel Corsa start I have replaced some parts but still it won't start?

As in other answers it could be many things, the following is the checks I make when facing this problem.

1: Is there fuel?

2: Is there a spark? Remove number 1 plug, mark and remove the other leads, hold the threaded part of number 1 plug against the engine with insulated pliers, ask someone to turn the engine over. You should have a nice blue spark, if the spark is there but weak, regap ALL the plugs.

If the engine doesn't fire at this point then I would check the ignition timing. Its not that difficult to do. With number 1 plug removed (number 1 plug BTW is the one nearest the crankshaft pulley end) AND ALL OTHER LEADS REMOVED, turn the engine over BY HAND using a socket on the crankshaft pulley, look for the timing marks on the pulley and the casing covering the pulley. Some-people find it easier if these markings are marked with "Tipex" or white paint. These will line up twice, once will be the compression stroke the other will be the exhaust stroke. You want the compression stroke. When the marks are ALMOST lined up put number 1 plug back into its lead (but not into the engine) and hold it against the engine again. Turn the ignition on BUT DO NOT TURN THE ENGINE OVER, continue to turn the engine over until you pas the timing marks and see if the plug sparks. It should spark about 5 degrees before top dead centre, if it doesn't spark continue to turn the engine by hand until the marks line up again (or just before) and he first time you turned the engine it may have been on the exhaust stroke! Hence the second rotation.

If the ignition timing is out (highly unlikely as most are controlled by the ECU nowadays) see a specialist.

The other thing that will stop the engine from starting is if the valve timing has slipped. The easiest way to check it (though not entirely accurate) is to remove the camshaft cover, look at the lobes (the egg shaped things, there are 8 of them) above number 1 piston. Rotate the engine by hand, as above until the marks are lined up, now the "pointy" parts of the lobes should be pointing as far away from the valve tops as possible. If you continue to turn the engine over you see them starting to turn towards the valve tops.

The valve timing will only change if the timing belt has slipped/snapped. Either way it is a garage job to repair it.

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Mercedes-Benz
Opel
Radio

What is radio code for blaupunkt radio?

just do a net search for < blaupunkt radio code > plenty of sites offer a paid service to give you the info. You will of course have to supply any serial numbers, and the model/type.

I went to a local Citroen garage and asked about my own radio code, (and the radio was still working!,) they said they could tell me but it would cost me twelve pounds (GBP) !!!

Shame they did not have the same system on domestic colour televisions and video recorders, it might reduce the level of house burglaries?

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Flats and Tire Pressure
Opel

Tire pressure opel astra1.4 2001?

Depends on tyre size and engine size.

In an emergency go 28psi front & rear, and go visit a good garage.

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Opel

Where is the crankshaft position sensor and the camshaft position sensor located on a 2000 omega?

opel omega crankshaft sensor is located next tp the oil filter atached with a star shaped screw, to remove it you have to remove the oil filter first. or the muffler.

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Opel

Where can you find a workshop manual for a 2001 Opel Vita?

This car has different names, Opel Vita is the Japanese one.

It will be easier to look for Opel Corsa (Europe) or Vauxhall (UK). :)

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Opel

Where is fusebox on opel meriva?

The fusebox is located on the right hand side below the steering wheel and a bit to the right.

On British cars with the wheel on the left side of the car it can be found in the same position on the left hand side of the car

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Opel

Where is the diagnostic socket on a opel sintra?

Under the wheel and fuel tank opening button.

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Spain
Opel

Are opel insignia cars made in Spain?

Nope, they are made in Germany, more correctly in Rüsselsheim. Main Opel factory plant.

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Opel

Who creates vin numbers?

Part of the number is internationally recognised.

Generally (universally?) the first 3 digits denote the make (manufacturer) of the vehicle.

SAJ=Jaguar.

W0L=Vauxhall/opel

WVW=Volkswagen.

ETC

Then the rest is up to the manufacturer, with he understanding that the last 6 are "frame numbers" for the make/model, and are as such "unique".

SO you might get W0L000058R123456.

W0L=Vauxhall/opel.

58R=Cavalier 5 door hatch.

123456=unique number for the 5 door hatch cavalier in question.

You might get W0L000073R123456, but then 73R is a Corsa van, so the 123456 is still unique, there will be only one 73R followed by 123456.

Hope this makes sense.

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Opel

What is the best opel?

Currently? Probably Insignia, as it won The European Car of the Year award. Historically? May be original Opel GT, may be Kadett GSi

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Opel

Why does your Opel utility 1.4 over rev?

Opel has this common fault, usually around 100 000 kms, the idle sensor gives in and needs to be changed. At first it will be off and on, then is gets worst, my advice is get it sorted before it gets worse.

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Opel

What does opel badge mean?

It means you have an Opel car. That is correct partially, but it actually means the car goes like lightning or lightning fast.

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Vauxhall
Opel

How do you reset service light vauxhall combo?

04 combo 1.7d. Hold mileage reset button and turn ignition to second setting (dash lights on), keep mileage button pressed for about 5 seconds until --- goes away, the service millage should reset.

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Vauxhall
Vauxhall Astra
Vauxhall Vectra
Opel

Where is the VIN on a Vauxhall vectra?

should be 1 on left hand corner of dashboard in corner of window!

If you have a vectra B its on the panel in the drivers door a black sticker with white writing

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Opel

What year was opel founded?

founded in 1862 by Adam Opel

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Opel
Radio

Opel zafira radio CCRT 700 code?

ccrt 700

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Vauxhall
Opel

How do you get all your questiones answered about Vauxhall and Opel cars?

Most people who post questions on here have some practical experience,but need a bit of guidance for the job they wish to do.Some problems are posted by people who obviously know very little other than something's not right. Answerers like myself are able to share our knowledge freely,and if we cannot actually diagnose the problem,then we should be able to put the asker on the right track.Personally, I started in the motor trade in 1962 and usually spend perhaps three or four half hour periods a week giving help drawing on my experience.

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Opel

How do you get more power out of your 160i 1991 opel kadett?

first a cold air intake helps, you may also be able to buy a chip for it but im not sure, the chip overrides the cars computer allowing your cars engine to perform like it should and the different intake allows your motor to get more air.

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Opel

Where is the opel brand of car made?

The marque is German, and it operates under the umbrella of General Motors.

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Opel
Police and Law Enforcement
Mumbai

'mumbai police bharati results 2008'?

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Opel

Who made the Opel automobile?

Opel is a division of General Motors. They are known as Adam Opel AG - full name.

Here is a link to Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opel

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Opel
Vauxhall

What is the difference between Vauxhall Zafira 1.8 Elegance and Opel Zafira 1.8 Elegance?

There is no difference. They are the same! Opel originating in Germany for some reason chose to have different names in different markets.

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Opel

What will cause a opel ts not to idle?

As you said when you tramp brake engine idles ruf and then cuts out 2 things

1 return valve in brake vacuem pipe from intake to booster

2 Brake booster sucking air

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Opel

Where can you find rear brake drums for opel corsa 1.6 gsi?

They are behind the rear wheels.

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Opel

1997 opel 130is owners manual?

Is this a question?Or just a statement?

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