1991 Opel Vectra wont start by turning the key.

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Dec 292019

1991 Opel Vectra
Got a 1991 Opel Vectra which starts fine usually. But some days it wont start by just turning the key. Battery is new, tried hitting the start motor and also tested the electrical circuit all is fine. However when it wont start, i can put it in 2nd or 3rd gear then give it a bounce or a push. Then it starts. What could this be ?crankshaft sensor?

When you say it won’t start do you mean the engine will not turn over, click noise or nothing happens at all?

Nothing at all happens when you turn the key to “START”

Have someone hold the ignition key in the “START” position and check for battery positive voltage going to the “S” terminal on the starter. If Battery voltage is found and the starter also has a good negative ground, REPLACE THE STARTER. If no battery positive is found check the wiring in between the starter and the ignition switch. Make sure to test for voltage going to and from the neutral switch on the clutch pedal. Could be the clutch switch is faulty.


1999 Opel Frontera loses power

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Sep 142017

1999 Opel Frontera

Loses power

Hello, what could be the cause when I start the engine and press on the throttle hard it withdraws or loses power and sometimes turns off. It only works when I press on the throttle very gently until it revs fully. It also withdraws when I engage the gear and start driving. I cant press on the throttle with force. My car has a manual transmission.

Lack of fuel would be my first thought. If the check engine light is on, extracting the diagnostic trouble codes would be the best first approach to this issue.

There may be a failing sensor or a vacuum leak involved and getting the codes would assist in pointing in the right direction. Just about any local auto parts store will pull the codes for free. Once you have the codes, post them below in the comments.

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Hi I wonder if u can help me with my opel astra 1.4 carb 1995 model?
I jump started my fathers Nissan Champ bakkie 2 days ago,one of the
Jumper cables toutched my distrubutor when my car just died.After that
I did not have power at my coil.I did replace the coil,ecu and had my
Distrubutor tested witch is working.A mecanic told me to take my alarm
System out witch is a Auto Watch 276 RLi.I took it out and still get no
Power to the coil or ecu or distubutor.Please help
Me I will be very glad.

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I was out this morning when my temperature gauge started climbing higher. It never hit the red but when i checked the level it was empty. The alternator belt was slipping so i suspect there is a water pump fault. However since topping it up there seems to be a huge leak when its running, it runs fine the water just seems to be pouring out somewhere behind the engine.

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