17th May 2002, 10:29

I Have owned an Astra 1.6 16v Sport 1997 P reg since December 1997. It was purchased with about 7000 miles on the clock.

At 40,000 miles the recommended cambelt change took place, and at 53,000 miles the cambelt broke. Luckily, Vauxhall agreed to replace engine free of charge.

At around 75,000 miles I required a replacement EGR valve.

The car now has 93,000 miles (approx. 40,000 on new engine), and for some reason the car needs a top up of at least a litre of oil every 2,000 miles.

Other faults include a loose rear wiper, broken drivers door lock.

20th Sep 2002, 07:03

I own a Dec 1997 Astra 1.6 Sport 16v and have also suffered a broken cam belt at 50,500 miles despite the service book clearly stating a change was not required until 80,000. Vauxhall paid 80% of the cost of replacement.

Otherwise love the car. 35mpg, 0-60 in 10 seconds but feels quicker. Done about 20,000 miles in the last 18 months trouble free.

Also uses about a litre of oil every 2000 miles as does the one above.

4th Feb 2003, 09:09

I own a 1998 1.4i Astra - I have a water leak, but can't seem to find where it is coming from. I have fitted a new radiator hose (the big thick one at the side of the radiator) and also an new thermostat. Has anyone else had this problem? I had the same problem with my previous car, a Cavalier.

8th Sep 2003, 06:39

Astra 1.6 16V sport (1995) - bought my Pineapple Yellow Astra, with 48,000 miles. Very comfortable, fun car to drive. Quite quick, but seems to be lack luster after about 5,000 revs. Have put it down to the lady owner, so have been steady pushing it more and more and it seems to be responding. Found out by cutting out the plastic guard from the grill, to allow air to the ram helped greatly.

Apart from that - I love it.

30th Oct 2004, 09:46

Have owned 1997 Astra Sports from new, but for last four months have had annoying noisy knocking from rear nearside. Have changed shock absorbers, but has not rectified fault. Can anyone throw any light on this?

Thanks, Ann.

16th Jun 2006, 02:10

I have owned a Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 since May '05, it is year 2002 in manufacture, I have problems when I use the air con, this greatly affects the power of the car, then after using air con for 3/4 weeks the EGR valve packs up and needs replacing, the car has broken down on me 8 times in 12 months and had the valve cleaned numerous times and replaced twice, has anyone else had similar problems?? Vauxhall are not sympathetic and deny responsibility!!

24th Jan 2007, 04:57

I have got a 1998 (S Reg) 1.8 Litre 16v Vauxhall Astra Sport. The engine management light came on (engine with lighting bolt in it) and then the car died on me. It would turn over, but not start.

The car went to the garage and they said it was the cam sensor which they replaced. They also advised that the fuel relay needed to be replaced, which they also did.

I collected the car from the garage as they said it was fine and drove 10 minutes to the garage to get some petrol. When I went to start the car... nothing.

RAC had to take me back to the garage that (supposedly) fixed the car and then today they tell me that the Cam Sensor code is coming up again, but they tested it and it is fine. They say I need a Tech 2 (?) test done by vauxhall as their contact at vauxhall says I will probably need a new ECU which is about £600.

Bearing in mind, the RAC fellow who rescued me said that their may be a problem with the coil pack and that it might not bring up a fault code either.

Anyone know what's wrong with my car? Any help or advice is greatly appreciated!

28th Feb 2007, 07:41

I have a vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v 1997 and the EM light is turning on and indicating an EGR valve fault. I bought a new one to replace the bad one on my car... Where can I find it?

If it helps my car has an ecotic engine... cheers.

20th Jun 2007, 14:52

I have a astra sport 1.6 16v and have a water leak coming in from the outside, but I don't know where is coming in from I think its coming in where the steering comes in trough the front end can nyone help.

23rd Jan 2009, 04:03

I have a Vauxhall Astra 1.8 sport automatic - 2005 plate. In the last month my rear door/car boot has been sticking and now it's stopped opening altogether! The rear doors are also quite sticky, you really have to give them a good tug to open, any idea what this problem could be?

My local garage thinks it may be an electrical fault but they're not 100% sure, please help???



5th May 2009, 17:45

Got 1.4 Astra. It kangaroos all gears.