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I have a Holden Astra 2006 which has nearly done 100,000…

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Hi I have a Holden Astra 2006 which has nearly done 100,000 kms. Tried to start it this morning, it won't start and the engine with the spanner light is on. Any ideas ??

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

My manual says it's the check engine lighit (engine management system). The symbol is a car with a spanner in it.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Astra yourself? What have you tried so far?

No wont be fixing it myself. Haven't tried anything yet. Just tried starting it this morning a couple of times no luck. But my lights, radio etc are all working, engine just won't kick over.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No that's it thank you, ***** ***** like some idea of what it might be.

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Could be one of many things in early Astra.

Was it driving ok, normal power etc?

How far to your nearest workshop?

Gary

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hi Gary, was driving fine. I have also noticed the emissions symbol is also showing. I am waiting to hear back from our mobile mechanic.

Ok, I'll be here.

I have worked on many Astras.

Yours is a 1.8 auto late TS?

Ask your mechanic to scan for codes, and check the timing belt is intact.

Gary

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok thank you

Ok, I'll hear from you soon if they can give you some info.

Could be something simple like a purge hose broken at the throttle body.

Check it with both keys if you have 2 keys.

Gary

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Hello again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assist to you.

Kind regards.

Gary

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hi Gary, sorry all good thank you. After all that it was just the battery.

Ok, that's good to hear.

I hope the charging rate was checked at the battery.

TS Astra and other Opels have bad battery lead crimps.

All the best for happy motoring.

Gary

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