Opel Astra

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Auto Parts and Repairs
Chevy Suburban
Clouds
Opel Astra

Why does the engine temperature go down when driving in the winter?

It could be a stuck open thermostat that not allowing the temp to get up to normal operating temp be sure to check the raditor cap Maybe I am tired or just missing something, but if it is cold, and your moving, it raises the wind chill factor up. Or more cold air is hitting the radiator and cooling it down. It makes sense. thats common sense..something hot meets something cold, it cools down.. e.g. hot water in snow.. an ice pop in the sun.. If the thermostat is working properly, the temperature of the water in the engine block will rise only to the rating of the thermostat. Once the coolant water goes to the heater core or radiator, the cold air will be very efficient in removing heat from the coolant. If there is no antifreeze in the coolant, water can freeze in the radiator, blocking proper flow and causing the engine to overheat.

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Opel Astra

What Engine problems with Opel Astra 1600?

I have heard quite good experiences with the astra 1.6 and 1.8 and no notable problems with the engine considering I come fro Kenya where drivers do not follow the service schedules keenly.

One notable concern is the ignition control module that replacement after about 60k. (symptoms are jerking and lack of power)

And then the timing belt. If it snaps, you are in for a big big surprise.

G. Ikenye

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Cars & Vehicles
Vauxhall Astra
Opel Astra

Is the Opel Astra a good vehicle?

Opel astra is an excellent , stable ,fast and very strong car .

But there is one problem I as an owner found ,it's that opel astra is slow a bit in low gears ( first and second ) but in high gears it's very fast and stable in high speeds.

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Cars & Vehicles
Car Fuses and Wiring
Opel Astra

Opel astra f wiring schematic?

i need wiring diagram for alarm

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Clutches and Flywheels
Ford F-150
Opel Astra

How do you bypass the clutch switch on a 1989 Ford F150 pickup with 6 cylinder and manual transmission?

The clutch safety switch is located on the linkage attached to the pedal,approx. 6" up from the pad, however if your f-150 has cruise control,the cutout switch and the clutch safety switch are often a common switch(meaning that both switches are built into one unit) also you did not specify what year your truck is.with-out the year and the options I cannot tell you which wires you need to connect to by-pass the switch. Of course the switch was put there for safety reasons and should not be eliminated

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American Cars
Oil and Oil Filters
Opel Astra

Difference in 10-30 vs 10-40 oil weights?

When you see a W on a viscosity rating it means that this oil viscosity has been tested at a Colder temperature. The numbers without the W are all tested at 210° F which is considered an approximation of engine operating temperature. In other words, a SAE 30 motor oil is the same viscosity as a 10w-30 or 5W-30 at 210°. The difference is when the viscosity is tested at a much colder temperature. For example, a 10W-30 motor oil performs like a SAE 10 motor oil would perform at the cold temperature specified, but still has the SAE 30 viscosity at 210° F which is engine operating temperature. This allows the engine to get quick oil flow when it is started cold verses dry running until lubricant either warms up sufficiently or is finally forced through the engine oil system. The advantages of a low W viscosity number is obvious. The quicker the oil flows cold, the less dry running. Less dry running means much less engine wear. A 10w40 oil has a higher weight at 210* than a 10w30 oil. Obviously the use of a 10w40 in a modern engine would be foolish. Modern engines are built to much closer tolerances than engines of a decade ago. 10w40 does not flow as well at 210*, this causing engine wear.

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Opel Astra
Clutches and Flywheels
Differentials
Opel Corsa

How do you remove the clutch plate on an Opel Astra 2006 without removing the gearbox?

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Opel Astra

Refill gearbox oil opel astra?

gearbox is the "sealed for life" type. no oil change required.

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Vauxhall Astra
Opel Astra

How do you drain out power steering fluid from Audi A4 1.8T?

youll need a clean turkey baster and bowl. take off the screw on the top of resovoir and drain it from there.

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VW Golf GTI
Vauxhall
Vauxhall Astra
Opel Astra

How can you bypass the immobilizer on a 97 Astra?

inside the steering column trims there is a chip reader that is located around the ignition barrel , remove the wiring clip and then join pins 6 and 7 together with a bridging piece (small length of wire will do) and hey presto .........things arent allways as complicated as they seem

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Opel Astra

Who is the girl is that Opel Astra movie commercial?

Kristen Carpenter

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Check Engine Light
Vauxhall
Vauxhall Astra
Opel Astra

How do you reset the service light on a 1999 Vauxhall Astra?

To reset, with the ignition off, hold in the trip reset button, then turn the key to position 2 so that the dash lights come on, and the inspection message will change to 4 flashing dashes (----). release the trip button. Job done.

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Mazda 626
Vauxhall
Timing Belts and Chains
Opel Astra

How often do you change Opel Astra timing belts?

It varies depending on engine type.

A general rule would be 40k miles for petrol, and 80k for diesel.

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Opel Astra
Radio

Opel astra unlock radio?

What is the code for

CDP 2500 Radio.

Locktronic code?

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Check Engine Light
Vauxhall
Opel Astra

How do you reset service light on 2005 Vauxhall Astra?

hold down the mileage reset then turn ignition on and until the InsP turns to ---- let the reset go and walla you can start the car or turn the ignition off

This works on my Corsa, think the same instrument panel is in the astra Not sure if anyone knows but you can reset your service inspection lamp on your Vectra C, Astra H and Corsa C & D with out the aid of any diagnostic tools.

Simply press the trip reset button on the dash at the same time press the brake pedal then switch on the ignition, keep brake and trip pressed for 10 to 12 seconds and hey presto its done!! If you already knew that i will go back and crawl into my shell

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Car Stereos and Speakers
Opel Astra

Security code for blaupunkt stereo?

I need code for blaupunkt SQR49 BP8490B2689492

Regards!

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Moskvich
Opel Astra

Where is an opel astra 160ie computer box?

at the bottom of the dashboard against the side by the driver side. loosen the plastic cover on the right hand side and u will find it there.

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Vauxhall
Vauxhall Astra
Opel Astra

How do you remove engine cover on opel astra g?

2 torx bolts at top need to come out then take off oil cap and pull it up

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Vauxhall Astra
Opel Astra

Engine won't rev on opel astra 1.4?

Blocked cat convertor or cam sensor. If it is the cam sensor the orange engine light should be on. If there is no engine light on its probably the cat convertor.

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European Cars
Opel Astra

Inspection reset on an opel astra?

Hold the speedo reset buton down when tirning on ignition after about 30 seconds it will reset.

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Peugeot
Opel Astra

Where is the fuse box on a peugeot speedfight 1?

the fuse is under neathe the buttumn plastic behind the battery there is a big yellow fuse and a little fuse

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Auto Parts and Repairs
Heater Cores and Blower Fans
Car Heaters
Opel Astra

Your 2002 Cavalier the heater stopped working then it started overheating what could be wrong?

Three possible things: 1) broken fan belt 2) stuck thermostat 3) the most expensive would be bad waterpump.

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Car Stereos and Speakers
Opel Astra
Radio

How do you reset the radio code in a Chevrolet optra after replacing the battery?

There should be a white card with a radio code on it near your owner's manual. If it is not there, you must call the GM dealer and ask for the code.

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Car Electronics and Lights
Car Fuses and Wiring
Grand Prix GTP
Opel Astra

How does a key fob work?

On a fob, there are multiple buttons, one of those buttons unlocks the car. Another one of them locks the car. One of the buttons pops the trunk and the last button turns on or off the alarm. On more advanced models the radio frequency fob can also be used to open the trunk or even remotely start the vehicle. My current one allows me to lock, unlock, remote start, open back hatch, open back window and alarm.

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Spark Plugs and Wires
Vauxhall Astra
Opel Astra

What is the spark plug gap 1.4 astra?

Depending on the year of the car, and (for later models at least) whether it is 8 or 16 valve, the gap is either 30-thou (0.7mm) or 40-thou (0.8mm) If your car has 2 or 4-electrode spark plugs, it is usual for these to be replaced if the gap is excessively large.

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