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    Default Starter Motor

    How long would it take a garage to change a Starter Motor on a Vectra 1.9 CDTi 150 and how how would I expect to pay?


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    Should imagine a decent mechanic could do it within one hour, as for cost, ask them what their hourly labour charge is. hth.

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    The guide garages use says 1 hour. Took me slightly longer as I've never done one on a vec c, should be around £80ish.

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    Is the Starter Motor for a Vectra CDTi 150 Automatic the same as for the CDTi 150 Manual Transmission?


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    Had ours changed on a 120cdti,35 mins from start to finish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian B View Post
    Is the Starter Motor for a Vectra CDTi 150 Automatic the same as for the CDTi 150 Manual Transmission?


    Dave
    No - they use a different starter motor

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    I have been having issues with this colder weather, when I start the car it appears to drain a lot of amps from the battery, the lights on the dash dim considerably and the ABS and Anti Skid lights come on for a moment when the car finally starts, appears to be low amps.

    The battery was brand new in August 2012 and started doing the above in October 2012, thought there was a problem with this battery and was replaced in November 2012. It was fine for a while but started doing it again. I don't think the garage will issue another replacement battery.

    I have had the car 5 years and never changed the starter, could this be draining more amps than it should an causing the above issue?


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    Anybody?

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    Sounds more like alternator to me, starter would ether start or not start your motor.

    Sure someone on the evening shift will be able to advise shortly! :-)

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    The voltage on tick over is 13.2 so I dont think it is the alternator.


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