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Forum: Astra General 11-20-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 536
Posted By tackepj
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

Don't worry too much about the flex pipe repair. To date, this is the ONLY repair I've had to do on my car (other than the PS stop-leak, which really isn't a repair) in nearly 12 years of ownership....
Forum: Astra General 11-17-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 536
Posted By tackepj
Re: I need a 2nd opinion on this Astra

I agree - I see no significant red flags here. Carfax history often shows very little and is highly dependent on the facilities that worked on the car. I'm sure mine shows almost nothing since it's...
Forum: Astra General 10-15-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By tackepj
Re: anyone know how to remove the steering rack ?

I never got an exact number, sadly. The first shop (the pump diagnosis) wasn't confident in their diagnosis, to their credit, and they told me to take it to shop #2 without any charge. They said...
Forum: Astra General 10-14-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By tackepj
Re: anyone know how to remove the steering rack ?

Out of curiosity, I assume you're dealing with a leak? Did you find it in one of the lines? Had a leak about 18 months ago that I treated (not fixed) with stop-leak, but couldn't get a consensus...
Forum: Astra General 09-28-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By tackepj
Re: Replaced the Fishing Pole Antenna

Thanks for the link. The base on mine looks like it's spent, well, 12 years in the sun. Might think about replacing it.

Sadly I'm starting to see some somewhat significant clearcoat bubbling on...
Forum: Astra General 07-09-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,979
Posted By tackepj
Re: What car would you buy after Astra?

I've given it some thought but I never seem to dig up a consistent answer. I like the layout and utility of a small hatchback so will probably stay with one, but sadly there aren't many choices and...
Forum: Astra General 06-15-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,063
Posted By tackepj
Re: Center armrest/cupholder replacement?

I think the only options were aftermarket; I don't think there was a factory armrest, to my knowledge. I believe you could get one from Irmscher and Boomerang. I have a Boomerang in mine, and...
Forum: Astra General 06-02-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 26,666
Posted By tackepj
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

Don't ask why I remember such minutia, but I believe that color was called "sandstone". Nice color and not all that common.

Congrats on the purchase!
Forum: Astra General 04-20-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,572
Posted By tackepj
Re: The Ultimate Tire Replacement thread

The rims were missing the center caps when I picked them up, so just for fun (my 7-year old thought it was silly) I got a set of used OEM Saab caps on ebay and threw them on.

Surprised to hear...
Forum: Astra General 04-16-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,572
Posted By tackepj
Re: The Ultimate Tire Replacement thread

Good info on the black lug bolts. Those covers are indeed a pain. I gave up and they're in a bag sitting in the garage...

Here's the setup I just removed a couple weeks ago. I picked up a set...
Forum: Astra General 02-27-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,917
Posted By tackepj
Re: Manual transmission failure

Out of curiosity, can you tell me any details on your PS line problems? Back in June I started losing PS fluid to the point the pump was starting to make noise and steering effort was affected. ...
Forum: Astra General 02-17-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,917
Posted By tackepj
Re: Manual transmission failure

Even if the linkage turns out to be ok, I would be in the market for a used tranny rather than a rebuild. They are all over eBay in the $300-500 range, some with fairly low mileage. Maybe you could...
Forum: Astra General 01-31-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,774
Posted By tackepj
Re: Intermittent Starting Problem

What AstraFasta said - would check fuel pump relay not getting energized, potentially by some glitch involving a security/safety system? Strange. Are you locking the car with the fob between...
Forum: Astra General 01-09-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 21,854
Posted By tackepj
Re: Astra 45k mile service - inexpensive & runs like new!

Fair enough. And it's definitely appreciated that you share the info on the site. There aren't too many of these on the road, so the info really does help.

183 does seem a little low. I think...
Forum: Astra General 01-09-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 21,854
Posted By tackepj
Re: Astra 45k mile service - inexpensive & runs like new!

I have to ask - did you order these because the thermostat housing is leaking, or is it because these are the last two remaining original parts in your car?

Really just trying to be funny, but...
Forum: Astra General 12-20-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 26,666
Posted By tackepj
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

Yes, agreed on the inconsistent TB intervals. Another example: the same engine in the Chevy Cruze (and presumably the Sonic) has an interval of 97,500 miles...and frankly, the Astra owner's manual...
Forum: Astra General 12-20-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 26,666
Posted By tackepj
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

Sounds like a similar scenario to me. I bought this car as a leftover two weeks after my daughter was born so I could have a back seat. She's about to turn 11. Time flies!

I'm in no hurry to...
Forum: Astra General 09-14-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,643
Posted By tackepj
Re: With sadness

Congrats on the Cruze and hope you enjoy it - you're right, with every passing year the selection of hatchbacks dwindles. The Cruze hatch is certainly one you don't see every day. Find one with a...
Forum: Vue Green Line 06-12-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,276
Posted By tackepj
Re: 2007 Vue Greenline Catalytic Converter revisited

Is it possible to take the part that's too short to a welding shop to have them weld it in with an extension? I wouldn't think that's too difficult. I had a welding shop put a generic flex pipe in...
Forum: Astra General 06-12-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,711
Posted By tackepj
Re: Replacing steering pressure hose

Did this resolve the problem? Now I am curious if I am experiencing something similar. I have a fairly significant power steering leak but am being told it's the rack, but I'm not convinced as this...
Forum: Astra General 06-12-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 26,666
Posted By tackepj
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

I used to own a 1994 Toyota pickup that had no power steering (from the factory), but it was easier to steer thanks to the smaller wheels and more friendly steering ratio. I did notice that once my...
Forum: Astra General 05-30-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 26,666
Posted By tackepj
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

Sorry, didn't communicate clearly. I replaced the battery one time, after about 7 years. But yes, I seem to have good luck with batteries.

Just got a call from the tech regarding the PS leak,...
Forum: Astra General 05-28-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 26,666
Posted By tackepj
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

Funny to see a lot of the same characteristics as these cars age. It's been just over 10 years of ownership for me, and I'm starting to see the slight clearcoat bubbling on the rear bumper (car is...
Forum: Astra General 03-19-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,065
Posted By tackepj
Re: So I just made it to 200k miles....

Congratulations! Great milestone.
Forum: Astra Tech 03-07-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By tackepj
Re: 2008 Astra wont start - security issue?

Not sure if I've heard of this happening before. I would try the old trick of pulling the negative battery cable for a minute or two and seeing if you can perform a hard reset. Otherwise you may...
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