1.6 Diesel Astra K Clutch Fault

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cornishtaz
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Re: 1.6 Diesel Astra K Clutch Fault

Post by cornishtaz » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:28 am

I've heard petrols can be affected to.

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Crunchynut
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Re: 1.6 Diesel Astra K Clutch Fault

Post by Crunchynut » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:46 pm

ArcanumFox wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:16 pm
Crunchynut wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:00 am
Thanks for the intel.

Is there any guidance on what range of cars are affected (manufacturing date)?
Yes. It affects all Vauxhall Astra K 1.6 Diesel's from the very first models supplied in 2015-2018. From next year onwards they're producing a superseded or alternative set of parts that fixes the issue.

Most of the time the clutch elbow and pipe will fix the issue but we've seen lots of instances where we've had to replace the slave cylinder and master cylinder as well.
Thanks ArcanumFox.

What actually is the fault? Leaking hydraulic pipe? Dodgy seals in the cylinders?
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jj041280
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Re: 1.6 Diesel Astra K Clutch Fault

Post by jj041280 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:34 pm

I have had my car back a few days and this was happening to my car 1.6 110 they had to replace the slave and master cylinders and it seems perfect now :)


Crunchynut
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Re: 1.6 Diesel Astra K Clutch Fault

Post by Crunchynut » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:04 pm

Hi,

What mileage were you at please?
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Re: 1.6 Diesel Astra K Clutch Fault

Post by fryrpc » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:49 am

Me too
1.6 BiTurbo with 15,500 miles - not a full failure - caught it pre-failure - problems with hill start and clutch being floppy for first 2/3rds of travel, low biting point (gear crunching) and hard to push as everything happened in the last 1/3rd. Clutch sleeve and slave cylinder replaced (1 week waiting for parts / removing gear box)
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11thastra
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Re: 1.6 Diesel Astra K Clutch Fault

Post by 11thastra » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:03 pm

ArcanumFox wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:56 pm
Good Evening All,

I've noticed a post on the 1.6D Astra K Clutch issue so I thought I would give you the insider knowledge from a dealer. Yes, Vauxhall have an issue with the new Astra K 1.6 Diesel Clutch.

The Issue:


- You will one day find the clutch pedal is either stuck to the floor, returns very slowly or you are unable to engage or change gears.

The Cause:

- Pollution of the hydraulic clutch circuit.

The Solution:

- In case of customer complaint, replace the clutch elbow and pipe of the clutch actuator cylinder according to the following working procedure. Get the car recovered to a dealership. They will need to perform Vauxhall Technical Bulletin BST4825 - TSB3286 Astra K Clutch Pedal.

It is a warranty concern and nothing to do with driving style and not the customers fault.


We are keeping the parts in stock permanently at our dealership as we're seeing it every week. If you've got a 1.6 Diesel then please be aware it should be a relatively easy fix for any competent dealership workshop.

I hope this helps :D
Very interesting to read. We’ve just picked up an Astra k 1.6cdti with77 k on the clock.
After filling it up today the clutch went to the floor and stayed there meaning the missus couldnt get it into Gera. I managed to lift the pedal, turned the car off and back on and it’s driven ok since although the pedal seemed high.
We have had 11 Astras between us and they’ve all been very reliable,.
Are cars that have had the modified parts installed held on a database by Vauxhall and could I found out if our car has had it done please?
If not I guess I would have to pay as it’s out of Vauxhall warranty although it’s just over 2 years old.
What would this job cost to have done please?


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Re: 1.6 Diesel Astra K Clutch Fault

Post by Redman » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:37 pm

Hi
Try contacting the previous owner with regards to works done on the car.

If this is a known clutch fault by vx, then I would push them for at least a contribution towards repairs.


barrheadred
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Re: 1.6 Diesel Astra K Clutch Fault

Post by barrheadred » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:55 am

Anyone else had a "crack" sound from the clutch pedal on first press after car sitting overnight?
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Re: 1.6 Diesel Astra K Clutch Fault

Post by Ivanzu » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:45 pm

Yes, that is normal.


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Re: 1.6 Diesel Astra K Clutch Fault

Post by Sokarbar » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:21 pm

Hi, another Astra K with the clutch failure. Have the 1.6 bi-turbo Diesel.

The pedal went to the floor, being impossible to use the gears. Had the good luck of, after pulling it, worked a bit more - just the time to get to the dealer.

Told me that they need to replace the cylinder, and this will last for at least two working days. Its all covered by the car warranty.

Lets see how it feels after the repair.


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