• Tiny
  • stevie85
  • 2001 Vauxhall Astra
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • manual

My astra 1.6 sxi 2001 wont start all of a sudden.I get the clicking to start the starting motor but nothing after that. I think my battery is fine as all elec still working, whats the problem?

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 AT 12:21 PM

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  • Tiny
  • GarethSturman
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I Have had first hand experience with a few astras. My problem was sadly fatal as it was a Heat seized engine. Nothing can be done and its a new engine job, alot of the time this happens in the winter as alot of people put the wrong kind of oil in over summer. I hope it is not this for you.

- try to bump start the car
- try to jump the car off another battery / car.


Try knocking the started motor with a bit of wood, some times you get a lazy started motor which just does'nt wanna turn over. Try 3 or 4 times with the key then just give it a slight knock and try again.

Im hoping its just a one off lazy starter. Good luck !

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 AT 2:22 PM

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