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My Astra's timing belt has snapped...

The timing belt has snapped on my 1999 Opel Astra 1.4: just put on a new belt or put the car in the bin? Interference or non-interference?

Filed under fault - Asked by Eamon Mcgowran (Limerick) - Sun, 16 Jul 2017 15:45

My Hyundai ix35 is squealing!

There is a squealing sound near the pullies of my 2011 Hyundai ix35; is it my timing chain?

Filed under fault - Asked by Sylvester Taylor (Oudtshoorn) - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:05

I drove through a flood in my car. Help!

Yesterday there was a lot of rain near my area and I drove through water at about 20km/h up to my headlights. The car stopped as water entered the exhaust. I towed it to my place and it's more than six hours since and my car hasn't started yet. What should I do?

Filed under fault - Asked by Dhiren Kinkhabwala (Surat) - Sat, 10 Jun 2017 06:12

Should Volkswagen replace my Golf's sensor?

My 2007 Volkswagen Golf has its ESP light display on. My Volkswagen dealer told me that it was the pressure sensor on the ABS would need replacing and could not be fixed. He told me it would cost €1,500, which I think is outrageous! After some research I saw in the UK that Volkswagen is replacing these free or labour only as there is a known fault.

Any advice/help would be appreciated.

Filed under fault - Asked by Patrick Martin (Dublin) - Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:42

Loads of problems with my Opel Astra...


I have a 2006 Opel Astra 1.4 petrol. The management light is on and a mechanic said he thinks it's just an oxygen sensor, but recently my car has not been able to blow out hot air. The coolant seems to be gone, but it was only topped up recently and the engine is very hot after I drove it today and it sounded really loud when I turned on my air conditioning. Also, it is slightly vibrating and there is a whistling noise coming from the car.

Any help is welcome

Filed under fault - Asked by Amy Taylor (Dublin) - Thu, 09 Jan 2014 23:49

Toyota Avensis parking brake problems?

Has there been any trouble with electronic parking brakes in the Toyota Avensis?

Filed under fault - Asked by Michael Nolan (Clonmel) - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:26

Will my SsangYong's engine ever be right?


I sent my SsangYong Acton into the garage on Dec 20th as the fuel injectors needed to come out. I have rang every week since then and there's always an excuse... So last week I had it out with the manager and he admitted that one of the injectors disintegrated into the engine! Now the engine has been taken apart. I am not being charged any extra, but it's just the length of time (now eight weeks) I'm waiting> Will they get it back working again?

Filed under fault - Asked by Fiona Blackburn (Gorey) - Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:36

Any ideas what's wrong with my Passat?


I have a Volkswagen Passat 1.4 TSI petrol. The engine light keeps coming on and there is a rattling in the engine, but four out of five mechanics tell me it's not the timing chain. However, not one knows were the noise is coming from. Faults that keep showing up are camshaft sensor, coils misfiring and fuel sensor. It's keeps losing power.

Any ideas?

Filed under fault - Asked by Debra Maher (Drogheda) - Thu, 15 Dec 2016 08:11

Should we repair our Suzuki Ignis?


Our reliable 2005 Suzuki Ignis stopped today after five years, on my birthday, happy birthday to me :)

Drove to the shops, came out and there was a tick tick tick whenever the ignition key was turned, then some smoke coming from the dash area and a smell of burning. We had planned to use as a scrappage trade in for the new year but not just yet!

My questions are, does it sound like a starter motor issue? If yes, should we have it repaired - will the car need to be driveable to the new car garage to avail of the scrappage offer? It flew through the NCT earlier this year.

Thanks in advance.

Filed under fault - Asked by NIAMH O DONNELL - Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:52

What's the noise in my Nissan Primera?

What's the whirring noise in my Nissan Primera 1.8 (2002)? It starts when the car is in motion not when stationary.

Filed under fault - Asked by Leo Dunster (Oswestry) - Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:34

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