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    Hi has anybody had any trouble getting into 1st gear this weather? also changing into 2nd there is a resistance seems worse since cold mornings. noticed it couple weeks ago, warrenty runs out in june so is it worth booking into vauxhall for a check.Cars done 43k
    Also the cd70 sat nav,blu tooth comes on automatically when turn key but when engine running its silenced then comes back to music about 5 mins after, unless i turn radio off on again and its ok, anyone had this problem? regards mitch

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    I've always found 1st and 2nd in astra's and vectra's not that great compared to other cars.

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    Yea mine does it to. i put it down to the weather

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    Mine stands all week & the first initial change it very firm, but once started i move the stick into 3/4 a couple of times & its fine, i NEVER force it or pressure it into gear just as above & its ok.

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    Mine does it when it's cold. It's squeaky as though rubbing 2 pieces of wet rubber together. Once it's warmed up it's fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-wizard View Post
    Mine stands all week & the first initial change it very firm, but once started i move the stick into 3/4 a couple of times & its fine, i NEVER force it or pressure it into gear just as above & its ok.
    sometimes at junctions or lights i have to try 2or3 times to get into 1st and when move off going into 2nd its like a clunk even when engine warmed up and done few miles its still same

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    Probably worth having it checked then as for the radio, report it too but they do seem to have a pretty erratic way of working!

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    Can't find it?

    Grind it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch View Post
    sometimes at junctions or lights i have to try 2or3 times to get into 1st and when move off going into 2nd its like a clunk even when engine warmed up and done few miles its still same
    That sounds exactly what my astra was like, it was awful and my first method was back into 2nd then to try first again if that failed all the way to 5th then back to first just to get the thing to go in. Had a gearbox oil change helped a little but still didn't remove the problem, in the end got fed up and got rid of it for the Vectra which is miles better. Second started to go too I thought it was the synchromesh but was a good excuse for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch View Post
    sometimes at junctions or lights i have to try 2or3 times to get into 1st and when move off going into 2nd its like a clunk even when engine warmed up and done few miles its still same
    There's a Vauxhall fix for that: reducing the oil level in the gearbox from 3.2 litres to 2.4 litres. Plus it's a chance to put in good quality oil and also add in grearbox grease such as Molyslip.

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