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corsarooney
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18th Jan 14 at 10:24   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Alright fella's

Might be going to view a Corsa C SRI 1.8 over the weekend and just wondering what the known problems and things to look for are? I've only ever had B's so not clued up on the newer models

Any help would be great
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Wet footwells - common issue is the seal around the bung in passenger footwell, drivers footwell wet may be heater matrix

Headgasket - vauxhalls famous really well made head gaskets :/

Then just usual wear and tear really!
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Steering rack
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make sure depending on mileage the cambelt has been changed, standard stuff

make sure the gearlinkage has been changed aswell as they are made of chocolate on the C, plastic parts on them wear out then you cant get it into gear
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As stated. Wet footwells, I've just done my mates combo this morning. Drivers side leaks under brake servo. Passenger side under battery tray.

Drop links are always shit but cheap fix.

Gear linkages, they get replaced with a metal one now which are quite pricey. About 70iirc.

Check it has genuine Hagus SRi mirrors.
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Unless its a pre-face as those didn't have the Hagus mirrors.
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Originally posted by Corsa_Sport21
Unless its a pre-face as those didn't have the Hagus mirrors.


I thought they did?
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Some of them did. 02/52 onwards I think.
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Originally posted by AndyCorsaSport
Some of them did. 02/52 onwards I think.


I thought so
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Window screens also leak
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water in the front footwells, crank shaft and oxygen sensors
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Cheers for the replies lads, definitely got to keep my eyes out for the footwell issues as they seem to be very common!

Also a few friends with C's have had there steering racks changed, what are the symptoms I should look for?

Apart from these they seem like pretty decent little motors

I can't wait to get my hands on another corsa, miss mine like crazy


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wet foot wells can be time consuming to fix but cheep if you do it your self. just look out for play in the steering, they have EPAS and the motors can fail also. ive got a spare rack and motor here if you need one.

 
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