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How much to change an Altea's head gasket?

How much should it cost to get the head gasket supplied and fitted on a 2006 SEAT Altea 1.6 petrol?

Tristan Jacobs (Galway )

Feb 2016 Filed under: fault

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My Opel Corsa is losing power...

My 2008 Opel Corsa is losing power while driving. I had everything checked two weeks ago and have NCT this Thursday and I need help.

Robert McMahon

Robert McMahon (Kingscourt)

Feb 2016 Filed under: fault

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Why is my Volkswagen Bora over-heating?

I have a a problem with my Volkswagen Bora 1.6 Comfortline. it seems to be whenever I accelerate it over heats and in the low gears it seems to lose power for a few moments and then get it back again. It could be a sensor but I am not quite sure and I could do with some advice please.

Robert Shinnick (Moylough )

Jun 2015 Filed under: fault

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What's wrong with my Almera's steering?

I have a 2003 Nissan Almera and it has a new timing chain. It now drives fine for 15 minutes, then loses power and the power steering stops working. What could be the problem?


Jul 2015 Filed under: fault

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I have a few issues with my Mondeo.

I've been advised my car has a belt and chain system but Ford says only belt; can you confirm? It's a 2012 Mondeo 1.6 TDCi.

Also had issues with engine rattle after a dealer changed injectors. He says they need time to relearn. I have symptoms two weeks later still. Just wondering is this accurate because the dealer didn't mention chain or fuel pump. How long should the ECU take to relearn injectors?

Also, the steering wheel is shaking under braking. Should a dealer replace worn discs six weeks after purchase?

Niall Reynlds (Ennis)

Oct 2015 Filed under: fault

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What's wrong with my Suzuki Liana?

My Suzuki Liana is chugging; what's wrong?

Suzanne Daniels (Waterford)

Sep 2015 Filed under: fault

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Why does my Peugeot 308's radio cut out?

Why does the radio in my 2012 Peugeot 308 cut out? Is it a fault in the radio or aerial or what?

Padraig Devaney (Galway )

Aug 2015 Filed under: fault

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Why is my Opel Astra slow to start?

Hi, my 2002 Opel Astra petrol takes a while to start. I got the igniton coil changed and the fuel pump and still it goes back to the same as before. Any suggestions appreciated.

Gerry Noone (Dublin)

Sep 2015 Filed under: fault

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Has the Volkswagen 'twincharger' engine issues?


Just read that the Volkswagen 1.4 turbo- and supercharged engines are giving problems. One UK Scirocco motorist says his Volkswagen dealer is replacing his engine. My Audi A3 is a 1.4 TSI. I think the new Audi A3 Saloon has the same engine. Have you any reports on the above ?

F D (Dublin)

Sep 2015 Filed under: fault

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Why is my Honda Accord's SRS light on?

The SRS light is staying on after replacing battery in a 2001 Honda Accord, 2001. Any ideas?


Christy Neary

Nov 2015 Filed under: fault

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