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What is code 84 on my diesel cruze
Code 84 is a generic code that comes up when there is a problem with the powertrain. Take your car to the dealership to run diagnostics. The problem can be something basic or severe in nature. It can be anything from a failed sensor to a leaking hose.
on Mar 30, 2020
Hi there, my holden astra 1999, makes a rattling noise upon first startup,and startup after sitting for 8hrs or more.
as you rev after changing gears it has the same rattle, but softer,any ideas why
Sounds like valve clatter. (noise)
Check the oil and make sure it is to the correct level.
Change the oil. (and filter) If it is old, it loses its viscosity.
It becomes thin and not very effective. You may also choose to add a thicker viscosity oil to quiet things down a bit as a temporary fix. This is what dealerships do when selling a used vehicle with certain engine noises.
Be careful not to overdo it. Especially now that it is winter.
The oil will become to thick on a cold start, starving the engine for critical lubrication when it needs it most. The reason why you get valve clatter upon startup, (if that is the issue) is because the oil all drains down as the vehicle sets and it takes time to recirculate through the motor. When it is worn, nothing sticks to the surfaces it is supposed to protect.
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on Dec 20, 2019
2004 Holden barina won't start when cold
Had fuel pump replaced
In order to start and run an engine needs: -
A good cranking speed.
The correct amount of fuel delivered into the combustion chamber at the right time,
A spark sufficient to ignite the mixture at the right time.
An engine that doesn't start has at least one requirement missing and only systematic checks will reveal which.
Considering the age of the car I wouldn't be surprised if the injector spray patterns are bad and I suggest you begin there.
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on Dec 08, 2019
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