CAT’S INSIDE LINE: VAUXHALL CORSA (2006 ONWARDS)

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Vauxhall-Corsa-3-DoorLast month saw the good looking and popular Ford Fiesta put under the microscope, giving us plenty of opportunity to discuss fault finding and diagnosing common issues.

This month our friends in the market have turned their attention to the equally popular Vauxhall Corsa.

The 2006 upgrade on the little Corsa saw Vauxhall sharpen up its little supermini from its looks on the outside, to the way it feels on the inside.

The latest Corsa saw its engine range still remain largely the same as its predecessor, except for the 1.6 replacing the 1.8 model and the new Ecotec engines.

There are plenty of issues and quirks with the Corsa. We’ve some really good tips and pointers to help you diagnose and solve many issues in double-quick time.
As ever with these small cars checking the oil consumption of these vehicles is equally important.

Next month we’ll be looking at the Ford Mondeo introduced in 2007. If you have expertise, knowledge and insight to share, we would be delighted to hear from you. It will make our Inside Lines an even more powerful tool for our workshop readership. To be included contact hemal.mistry@haymarket.com or peter.lawton@haymarket.com

Click below to see technical contributions on the Vauxhall Corsa from:

Autoelectro – highlights the issues with the Corsa’s alternator system

Cambiare – highlights the Corsa’s weak points are

Castrol – recapping why oil plays such an important part in the Vauxhall engine

CES– a whole host of issues and instructions on how to solve them

Comma – discusses the foibles of fluids and the importance of oil

Corteco – solving oil leak issues on the Corsa

Delphi – takes us through the error messages associated with DPFs

Euro Car Parts – talk about the braking issues Corsa suffer from

First Line – analyse faults with the water pump and the damage caused

Forte – how to avoid costly failures

Gates – advises on belt replacements

Meyle – common suspension faults sorted

RMI – outline a variety of Corsa issues

Steel Seal – explain how to identify head gasket problems

TecDoc – give us an insight into a number of technical problems with the Corsa

ZF Services – advice on changing the concentric slave cylinder

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