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Forum: Astra Tech 03-13-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,735
Posted By AdAstra
Re: Automatic Trans Tendencies?

The clicking sound is the ABS/traction control system doing its start-up/system check thing... sounds like that might be what you're hearing. I think it says something about it in the owner's manual.
Forum: Astra Tech 02-26-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,735
Posted By AdAstra
Re: Automatic Trans Tendencies?

Both things you described are normal operation for the Astra automatic. You're right about 1st gear... it's rather short, and shifting into (and sometimes out of, depending on the circumstances) 2nd...
Forum: Astra Tech 07-20-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,138
Posted By AdAstra
Re: Astra Hard to Start

The symptoms you're describing are exactly what my Astra was doing when the ignition coil went bad... has your check engine light come on?
Forum: Astra General 07-19-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,054
Posted By AdAstra
Re: Ignition Coil and use Panel

I tried to have my spark plugs changed at 25K at two different GM dealerships and both told me I didn't need to until 100K... I even showed one where it says to in the manual but they still said I...
Forum: Astra General 07-12-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By AdAstra
Instrument Panel Peeling

The other day, I noticed what I thought was a smudge of something just below the left turn indicator on my instrument panel. I went to wipe it away with a napkin only to find that the "smudge" hadn't...
Forum: Astra General 07-10-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,054
Posted By AdAstra
Re: Ignition Coil and use Panel

I also just had to have my coil pack replaced (at only 46,000 miles!). My Chevrolet Dealer originally quoted me $700 (and I thought that was bad... $1500 is outrageous!). I complained to the service...
Forum: Astra General 12-07-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,199
Posted By AdAstra
My Astra is Driving Me CRAZY!

Aside from a number of other things that have gone wrong with the car since I've had it (almost 3 years), over the past couple of months, all the following things have happened:

The recirculate...
Forum: Astra General 11-02-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,804
Posted By AdAstra
Re: Front Suspension Clunking

Thanks for the info, FooBag. I have an appointment to get it looked at this weekend... and, of course, I'm *just* out of the bumper to bumper warranty!
Forum: Astra General 10-31-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,804
Posted By AdAstra
Front Suspension Clunking

Lately, I've been hearing a clunking/popping sound coming from the front, driver's side suspension when the suspension compresses (i.e. when driving over bumps/dips in the road). I first noticed it...
Forum: Astra General 10-23-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By AdAstra
Re: Tired of reaching for seat belt bucke on floor?

Mine has the "rivet" on all five seatbelts...
Forum: Astra Tech 10-11-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 37,347
Posted By AdAstra
Re: Engine lack of power with DTCs P0011, P0014, P000A, P000B, P0012, P0015 or engine

Will they do this repair without the check engine light/codes? My engine is very rattly and has very uneven power output/acceleration... but the check engine light has never come on.
Forum: Astra General 09-26-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By AdAstra
Re: Recirculate Switch Sticking?

Yep, my bumper to bumper warranty just expired. Listening to it today, it sounds like the problem is that the damper is only opening/closing part of the way and the motor is continuing to run trying...
Forum: Astra General 09-25-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By AdAstra
Re: Window Squeak

Mine do the same thing... and my driver's side window always creaks when in a lowered position.
Forum: Astra General 09-25-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By AdAstra
Recirculate Switch Sticking?

As I was getting ready to shut my car off today I noticed a weird little sound coming from inside the dashboard when I turned off the cabin fan. It was an electrical/mechanical sound that I...
Forum: Astra General 08-14-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,571
Posted By AdAstra
Re: Well bumber to bumper just about up

Are they replacing your compressor for you under warranty? I'm having the EXACT same problem but my Chevrolet dealer told me they can't replace it unless the compressor completely stops working!!! I...
Forum: Astra General 06-30-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By AdAstra
Re: Sounds Like a Diesel

Doesn't the "diesel sound" have to do with the fact that the 1.8L has mechanical lifters? They are generally noisier (and can produce a clatter reminiscent of a diesel engine) than hydraulic ones......
Forum: Astra General 06-12-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,408
Posted By AdAstra
Re: Anyone have problems with the air condition?

I have the exact same problem! If I turn the a/c on when I first start the car it won't blow cold air until I've been driving for a few minutes and the compressor will run louder than usual. And it's...
Forum: Astra Tech 05-31-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,366
Posted By AdAstra
Re: Air conditioner issues.

I have an automatic and also notice that the a/c saps a lot of power out of the engine. My compressor is also usually really loud until I cycle the a/c off and back on... that started last summer...
Forum: Astra Tech 05-26-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By AdAstra
Re: disable transmission auto neutral feature?

It engages neutral after the brake pedal has been depressed for a pre-set number of seconds (5, I think) and disengages the moment the brake is released.
Forum: Astra Tech 05-09-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By AdAstra
Re: disable transmission auto neutral feature?

The neutral idle feature, while kinda cool in theory, is kinda pointless in reality. I live in a larger city where I encounter stop and go traffic regularly and it is very frustrating to have the car...
Forum: Astra Tech 04-28-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By AdAstra
Re: HVAC controls noise in dash

Yeah, same here... I've always heard a little bit of noise when switching between the settings and have always assumed it was normal.
Forum: Astra Tech 04-26-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,137
Posted By AdAstra
Re: Pulsating acceleration

Could this be related to the camshaft position sensor.. it's a fairly common issue with the Astra. Has the check engine light ever come on during the acceleration problem?
Forum: Astra General 04-25-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,649
Posted By AdAstra
Re: Center speaker on dash rattling...driving me crazy!!!

My center speaker cover has always rattled, but usually only in colder weather. Sometimes pulling it up or pushing it down a little (at the end where it meets the defroster vents) stops it...
Forum: Astra General 04-20-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 412
Posted By AdAstra
Noisy Power Windows

Over the past week or so, both of my windows (I have a 2-door) have started making a weird crinkling sound when they go down... kind of like a piece of cellophane being balled up. And the passenger...
Forum: Astra General 04-06-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By AdAstra
Are You Satisfied with Your SASP?

Because I am NOT! The two SASPs in my area are a Chevrolet dealership and a Buick/GMC dealership. I have tried both a few times and I really don't like either of them. It seems to me that they picked...
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