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Holden Astra AH (2004-2009) Questions & Answers

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Wendy J.

Wendy J.asked

Astra AH (2004-2009)

How reliable are the engins

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Michael R.

Michael R.asked

Astra AH (2004-2009)

Hi i have 2008 astra automatic and sometimes the car wont start until i tap the gear shift lever. When it dosent start the electrics come on, it just wont turn over. No warning light come either. Any ideas?

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Pandie
Pandie

The gear shift handle isn't quite closing the circuit to allow start. It's just a fraction of a millimetre out of alignment. Not worth fixing.
Just keep tapping it when it won't start.
No biggie.

Michael R.
Michael R.

Thanks mate. Sometimes it wint start at all and it takes 10 minutes of back n forth etc. I also want to get rid of it and not irritate the next owner.

Roy W.

Roy W.asked

Astra AH (2004-2009)

Hi, 2005 Holden Astra CD AH Automatic, seems to be try to take off in 3rd or 4th. I change it manually and it runs fine. Occasionally All the gear selection lights All light up when selecting gears . There are No noises or gear slip. It has derated a few times, won't go over 80 kph, and won't go over 30 kph. Shut it down for 10 minutes and it starts and runs fine again. Cheers Roy

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Peter W.

Peter W.asked

Astra AH (2004-2009)

I have a 07 wagon with transmission fluid in the radiator bottle people have said automatic transmission cooling system if so does the car have one and can I change it

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Pandie
Pandie

What have people said?

Peter W.
Peter W.

People have said oil cooler, water pump, blocked thermostat.could be the problem

Kelly A.

Kelly A.asked

Astra AH (2004-2009)

Hi! I have a 2005 Holden Astra Convertible and I have somehow put a stop watch on on my display. I’m not sure how to change it again or how I even managed to do it. Any advice or info would be appreciated. TIA

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Woza

Wozaasked

Astra AH (2004-2009)

I started my car this morning went to work no problems driving it finished work started my car and noticed my engine light was on and it ran a little rough for a minute so I turned it off waited for 20 minutes hoping the engine light would go off got back in my car after 20 minutes engine light was still on after I started it car was running fine what is the issue with that can you please tell me

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Pandie
Pandie

That "check engine" light could mean anything from the petrol cap not on properly, to right down the spectrum for something serious.
The car was probably running a bit rough coz it was cold. How long since it had a tune-up?

Leki L.

Leki L.asked

Astra AH (2004-2009)

Can i replace spark plugs of ah holden Astra myself?

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Adrian
Adrian

Yeah easy as . If it’s a Z18XE engine remove engine cover with 2 torx bits size T30 I think or T25 by memory.

Then you will see a coil pack black about 25 cm long and about roughly 10 bolts that hold it on.

Undo bolts and you will need star sockets for these as they are a specialty head .

Once they are removed unclip wire plug on right side of coil pack. Now pull up on the coil pack with your fingers around the edge and it should feel like it’s like suctioned on like pulling a suction cap off glass.

Pull up on the coil pack being careful not to damage it with a bit of force and it should release from the plugs.

Plugs you will see down each of the 4 holes.

Grab appropriately sized spark plug socket with rubber grommet inside to grip on to plugs when you undo them.

Pull out one by one and remember when fitting new ones to put some dielectric grease on the ends of the plugs.

Refit is basically reversal of pulling them
out.

Do not overtighten plugs just tighten moderately.

This is very basic instructions but you should be right and just take your time.

Terence S.

Terence S.asked

Astra AH (2004-2009)

I Have a 2003 holden astra convertible and the boot will not open. i Have been told that because the roof hydraulics are not working there is a senser that prevents the boot opening is this correct ? Are there any other reasons why the boot will not open?

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Kat13

Kat13asked

Astra AH (2004-2009)

I've a 2008 holden astra ah 5spd manual I've noticed the fluid in the radiator bottle is a bit sludge on top but ok underneath my car is running excellent and has recently been serviced would this contribute to my spanner light coming on and staying on...and how do i reset the spanner light if I can

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Adrian
Adrian

I hope you don’t have a cracked head gasket if oil is mixing with water.

Get it checked out asap.

Automatics have an issue with the trans fluid mixing with radiator water but your’s is manual.

Ziggy E.

Ziggy E.asked

Astra AH (2004-2009)

Are the AH Astra 2005 and the TS Astra automatic transmission radiators the same

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Adrian
Adrian

No there is a different mounting hole on the left which does not line up I believe and also the TS is a larger capacity from factory.

You can use a TS radiator in a AH as I have one in my AH.

Nathan H.

Nathan H.asked

Astra AH (2004-2009)

Hi my astra convertible petrol auto 04 model has insp4 on dash it turns over but won't start any ideas ??

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Nathan H.

Nathan H.asked

Astra AH (2004-2009)

hi I have a 04 convertible astra petrol auto. Last night insp4 came up on dash and car turns over but will not start ??

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bill

billasked

Astra AH (2004-2009)

When first turned on hazard lights come on and when turned off all dash lights come back on flatters battery

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Shane M

Shane Masked

Astra AH (2004-2009)

Just bought a 2008 AH Twin-top convertible with 135k kms. Metallic black paint badly faded on bonnet, roof and boot. Seems ok though there is some wear&tear expected with a 12 year old car. All cars/models have their idiosyncrasies. Is there anything I need to watch out for?

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Steve

Steveasked

Astra AH (2004-2009)

Hi have 2008 auto astra and it has started not using 4th gear and I have to change manually in first 3 gears and no 4th
Turn it off and start again and it fine for short while then does the same thing again
Has any one had this issue

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Robbo

Robboasked

Astra AH (2004-2009)

Hi. Any advice appreciated and thanks in advance! 05 5dr manual CD hatch. Rear and front washers don't work but wiper motor tested fine on my work bench. Rear wiper doesn't work when driving forward with windscreen wipers operating, but works fine when reversing. Wipers stalk pulls out of steering column way too easy in my opinion, so even after cleaning and lightly scouring the contacts on the stalk im figuring theres a contact issue??? All fuses front and rear of car are fine also. Any ideas? Jets aren't blocked. Motor makes no noise no vibrations felt when pugged back into wiring loom and positioned in resovoir bottle.
Rob

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Adrian
Adrian

You do realise pushing the stalk does the rear wiper and pulling does the front?

Robbo
Robbo

Yes i do, but thank you for replying.

Paul M.

Paul M.asked

Astra AH (2004-2009)

I have a 2 ltr turbo ODI is lighting up on dash what does it mean

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Scott.c

Scott.casked

Astra AH (2004-2009)

I have a 2003 Astra ts convertible, there are two latches to pull the boot down and lock it into place after you open the roof and the cables for those latches have broken. I have tried for weeks to find them but cant any one know where i can get them.

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Joan K.

Joan K.asked

Astra AH (2004-2009)

Please can the trw steering rack be rebuilt for leaking seals in my 2006 ah astra wagon ?

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Joan K.

Joan K.asked

Astra AH (2004-2009)

is trw steering rack servisable ?

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