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    Default Couple of questions...

    For most of today the car has had quite a 'violent shake' when i start it up. It always starts first time but it's had a very quick turnover. I've notice it happen a few times over the past but today it's happened everytime i turn the key.

    Second point is the heaters - they have been whistling like mad and they are only on the first setting!!

    Any ideas??

    I'm beginning to think the cars' on it's way out
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    Engine mounting

    Control unit going bad, it's behind the glovebox, looks like a big heatsink.

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    Is it an ECU problem? The ECU went on the Astra

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    Na, one regulates the blower motor, I assume you mean that on position 1 it sounds like its on position 4 at the switch?

    The mounting if soft or shot will allow the engine to vibrate around, especially on starting and turning off the engine.

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    It's fine when switching it off, only on start-up

    Also, when the car is started for the first time after being off overnight or for a few hours it makes a fast ticking for a few seconds, is this the dreaded chain rattle......??

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    How many miles has it done?

    It's more likely you are hearing an electric pump winding up.

    When you do a quick pull away do you hear any banging or vibration through the gearstick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran View Post
    How many miles has it done?

    It's more likely you are hearing an electric pump winding up.

    When you do a quick pull away do you hear any banging or vibration through the gearstick?
    Its done 28500 and theres no vibration or banging when i pull away quickly. All the noises are during start-up

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