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  1. Astra H 1.7 poor initial starting.

    Astra H
    Hi people. just wandering if anyone has any ideas on what’s wrong with my Astra. It’s 1.7 diesel on a 57. on initial start it take about 5-7 cranks to get started, then will be fine until left for a few hours. It’s not putting any codes in, it seems to loose rail pressure as soon as you key...
  2. Astra H 1.7 cdti 110kw Not starting

    Astra H
    Hi Guys Got my water pipes sorted for now. Now having starting issues. If it does turn over its spins up well. Has had new starter as I thought that was the issue. It does do a lot of stop and starting. It will just have a very faint click if not starting. Now it sounds like the relay rather...
  3. Is there an Interlock between auto stick shift and starting

    Astra H
    Hi, We have an Astra AH, circa 2005 and it has this issue when attempting to start. in that it sometimes doesn't! It seems that with the auto stick in 'park' there is some form of interlock because after pushing the stick around whilst in park, it enables the car to start. I am wondering if...
  4. Charging weirdness Astra H 1,7 cdti

    Astra H
    Hello all. This is my first post. Bought myself a Astra Estate 2005 with 200k on the clock. 1.7 cdti 100hk. 2 year old alternator and well kept. This is my problem. 2 times after very short trips it wont start. It gives 1/2 to 1 rotations on the crank and stops. Lights flicker. No spinning...
  5. Help!! Zafira not starting!!!

    Zafira/Zafira Tourer
    Hi. My 2004 Vauxhall Zafira 2.0 DTI is not starting. I cleaned up the egr valve then cleaned up the throttle body. I used WD40 and a vacuum cleaner to clean the gunk out. After putting everything back together, the car would not start. Any ideas? Air lock? Please help. Thanks Jamie Maik
  6. Astra J not starting (battery drop test was 100%)

    Astra J/GTC
    Hi I have a 2011 2.0cdti astra J, last week it was working perfectly, saturday it struggled to start but eventually did on the first turn of the key. Monday i tried to start it and it tried once and failed and on the second turn of the key, all i had was a clicking sound. I managed to jump...
  7. Astra H 1.6 Sri having issues starting and performance issues

    Astra H
    Hi all, I have been having issues with my 2010 Astra H 1.6 Sri for a while and need some help! The engine has been misfiring for a while but only the first cylinder the error code I get when doing the pedal test is ECN 030101. I changed the coil pack and spark plugs and then went on a drive...
  8. ECU or fuel problem?

    Astra H
    Hi Guys, Hopefully I have posted in the correct forum this time :-) I've been reading numerous posts and threads in this forum and others, but have yet to nail down an answer to my Astra's starting/cutting out problem. I have an 05 Astra 1.7 CDTI 100 (I believe that means the engine is a...
  9. starting problems 1.7CDTI

    Astra H
    Hi there, first post and not very technical so bare with me. lol Broke down a few weeks ago, turned out that my EGR valve was full of crap. So had it cleaned and everything was fine.... until a week later, i was on my day off and running about doing a few jobs and a few miles in the process...
  10. have i been conned???

    Astra G
    Hi everyone, ive recently bought a mk4 astra 1.7dti on an x reg as a local runabout after hearing about cheap running costs from a few people, i bought this 1 in particular due to the very good condition of it, its mint inside and out, its done around 130,000 with part service history. I...