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Car starting problem
The problem may lie within the fuel system. Most vehicles have whats called an anti-drainback valve. It prevents fuel from draining back into the fuel tank when the vehicle sits for a while. Start the vehicle, shut it off, then...
Clap/clunk drivers side
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2001 Corsa. Check the body to subframe mounting bolts for mounting rubber cracks, missing bolts, or bolts that are loose. You should also check the motor and transmission mounts to see if...
Grinding noise on startup on a 2001 Vauxhall Corsa
Most of the time it is a bad starter motor. Starter motors are cheap. Take it off, put another starter motor and hope that the noise goes away. If the noise continues, a lot of times it's the flywheel teeth...
Rocker arm would i know about it or car be normall
A broken rocker arm would definitely make a lot of noise and cause a constant misfire in the cylinder it is related to. My best advice would be to hire an experienced technician to look over the work to see...
Smell of gasoline during driving on a 2003 Vauxhall Corsa
Start by watching my video "does your car smell of gasoline?" That will show you all the steps to do. But, in a nutshell, you'd want to check the gas cap to see if it's loose or leaking. You'd...
Engine trouble
First thing to do is to get the oil level back up to where it's supposed to be, and keep track of how much it takes to do so. If you have to add more than half the oil change...
Panel lights on with ignition off
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that you are having some sort of electrical or wiring issue. A few things I would check are the ignition switch, the clutch / neutral safety switch, and the associated relays and...
seized engine!
All of the components you have mentioned are possibilities but the root cause could have been, for example, a failure of the lubrication system. On disassembly of the engine for rebuilding it will of course be immediately apparent what caused...
Battery messages displayed on the driver's information centre
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The issue is that the vehicle's charging system is malfunctioning. Check the alternator for voltage increase with the engine running. If the voltage is 13.5 to 14.7, then the alternator is producing a...

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