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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #45 on: 05 November 2018, 16:41:46 »

Additionally worth know is that Astra-H is CANBUS, Astra-G is traditional ECUs.
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #46 on: 05 November 2018, 19:58:04 »

..... The G was above the fuse box.

Not on the Astra G diseasals I had  ;)
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #47 on: 05 November 2018, 19:59:31 »

An astra G looks very different to an astra H. A quick google would have told you straight away.
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #48 on: 05 November 2018, 22:03:59 »

G or H, I don't know. Engine code is Z16XEP. You tell me.

If you don't know how are we going to know  ::)
It was the grille wot gave it away

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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #49 on: 05 November 2018, 22:56:36 »

G or H, I don't know. Engine code is Z16XEP. You tell me.

If you don't know how are we going to know  ::)
It was the grille wot gave it away ...

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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #50 on: 06 November 2018, 07:23:00 »

On the journey home I noticed  a clonking noise at the front of the Astra, similar to the noise on my Omegas when the drop link end bushes are gone. I cannot see any drop links on the Astra. Any idea what could be the cause?
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #51 on: 06 November 2018, 07:26:29 »

Yes. Drop links 😂😂😂😂

Corsas and Astraís terrible for them 👍
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #52 on: 06 November 2018, 08:50:27 »

... I cannot see any drop links on the Astra.  ....

Same place as an Omega ... at either end of the anti-roll/torsion bar  ;)
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #53 on: 06 November 2018, 17:30:45 »

Once again, Haynes, removing the drop link on a new car, simply states 'unscrew the nut and disconnect the anti-roll bar link rod from the strut.' After 12 years out in the mud and rain I expect mine are rusted near solid. Any tips?
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #54 on: 06 November 2018, 17:46:03 »

Spanners. hammer, blow torch, WD40, hacksaw, brute force and ignorance.  Not necessarily in that order Terry, but no different to any old car really.  ;)
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #55 on: 06 November 2018, 17:53:32 »

Once again, Haynes, removing the drop link on a new car, simply states 'unscrew the nut and disconnect the anti-roll bar link rod from the strut.' After 12 years out in the mud and rain I expect mine are rusted near solid. Any tips?


 4.5" Angle grinder. You must have one, as you've got an electric welder.


You spent more time typing the post quoted above than you will removing both droplinks. Don't make this complicated!!
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #56 on: 06 November 2018, 18:24:58 »

What Nick said.

You may have luck with the Allen key / holding the nut if u soak it in wd and wire brush the threads. However if it gives u any hint of fighting then see Nicks post. Just do it carefully so you donít cut the roll bar and/or strut link mount flange thingy. 👍👍👍
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #57 on: 06 November 2018, 18:51:56 »

IIRC astra drop links have 16mm :-\ flats on the back to stop the ball turning
I have a thin spanner that i use for them
I have used an angle grinder in the past  ;D
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #58 on: 06 November 2018, 19:37:59 »

Thank you gentlemen, lots of good advice there. I will report back how I get on.
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Re: Where is the OBD2 socket on a 2004 Astra 1.6 petrol?
« Reply #59 on: 06 November 2018, 22:13:48 »

IIRC astra drop links have 16mm :-\ flats on the back to stop the ball turning
I have a thin spanner that i use for them



So do I, which I use first. But if that's at all difficult, I go straight to the grinder as it saves a load of faffing about.
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