m

Asked by Jul 02, 2012 at 02:39 PM about the Vauxhall Vectra

Question type: Maintenance & repair

the vectra  temp rise to 80 c on the gauge after i drive for about 20 mins the highest the gauge goes to is 100 c then there is 3 red marks after that
is coolant too low or some thing wrong

3 Answers

880

What is the level of the coolant? Is it at the min line on the resevior?

1 people found this helpful.

1st step ensure sufficient coolant is in the reservoir, next step, check the electric fan is kicking in when the temperature gets high this lets you know if the thermostat is opening and closing properly allowing the hot water to be cooled down, a thermostat is not expensive and easily changed. If the thermostat has been renewed and the problem re-occurs your next road of investigation is the head gasket or water pump

check coolant after every drive, if down you may have a leaky water pump which doesnt leave a puddle, or a head gasket issue, the cheap out for the head in a product called chemiweld (or known as car yards best friend), follow the instructions (drain coolant, fill with water and chemw drain again, add coolant). Then again if you dont drive far jusu buy ag new radiator cap if it has one and keep filling it up.

Your answer:

Looking for a used Vectra in your area?

CarGurus has 207 nationwide Vectra listings starting at £699.

Postcode:

Vauxhall Vectra experts

  • #1
    GeoffDavis
    Reputation
    330
  • #2
    SHANE3767
    Reputation
    290
  • #3
    Steve Gibson
    Reputation
    170
View all

Related models for sale

Vauxhall Astra for sale
461 Great deals out of 6,188 listings starting at £350
Vauxhall Insignia for sale
166 Great deals out of 2,038 listings starting at £1,600
Ford Focus for sale
593 Great deals out of 9,675 listings starting at £500
Ford Mondeo for sale
142 Great deals out of 2,384 listings starting at £850
Vauxhall Zafira for sale
73 Great deals out of 1,160 listings starting at £689
Ford Fiesta for sale
1,031 Great deals out of 14,287 listings starting at £690
Volkswagen Passat for sale
97 Great deals out of 1,624 listings starting at £600
Vauxhall Corsa for sale
585 Great deals out of 8,836 listings starting at £450
Honda Civic for sale
186 Great deals out of 2,807 listings starting at £995
Saab 9-3 for sale
12 Great deals out of 371 listings starting at £999
Toyota Avensis for sale
39 Great deals out of 602 listings starting at £489
Vauxhall Astravan for sale
74 listings starting at £1,595
Peugeot 207 for sale
58 Great deals out of 852 listings starting at £495
Audi A4 for sale
135 Great deals out of 1,907 listings starting at £1,195
Audi A3 for sale
246 Great deals out of 4,444 listings starting at £1,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.