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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...
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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...
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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...
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Q: 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...
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Q: 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...
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Q: Overheating engine
If the vehicle is presently overheating, you want to check, and perhaps just replace, the cooling system thermostat (thermostats are not costly and they do eventually fail), check the radiator for blockages (radiators can be flow tested) and check the...
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Car shudders when accelerating in first gear
A shuddering during take off can be caused by a few things. A few common causes are issues with the clutch system, or with the engine management system. If the clutch disc wears out or gets contaminated by any sort...
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Pressurised fuel is leaking into the cab of my Vauxhall Combo Van
Hello. The smell is being caused by some form of leak being drawn into the vents. It may be related to an exhaust leak or a fuel leak. If it is truly fuel that is coming into the vents then...
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Maintainence for my car
If the engine has high miles, I would first consider losses in cylinder compression as a possible cause of the degraded mileage. Other possibilities are a malfunctioning oxygen sensor (check output on an automotive scope) and a stuck open cooling...
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Q: Battery light on
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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I have a knocking noise coming from the driveshaft area of my vauxhall astra.
If you are hearing the knocking noises more on tight turns, you may have worn cv axles or driveshafts on the front of your Astra. The joints inside can wear over time especially if the grease has leaked out and...
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Vauxhall Corsa D 2013 - Brake Light Switch needs locating.
Hi there. Go to the brake pedal and look at the top of the leg of the pedal and you will see a switch that is mounted on the bracket that the pedal is hanging off of. That switch is...
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How much to replace a steering column? 2010 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Energy
Hello - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. Thanks for thinking of us though!

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