Vectra steering column clunk

Discussion in 'Vectra' started by mibby, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. mibby

    mibby Guest


    I'm getting a strange clunk through the steering wheel of my Vectra (T 1999).
    Most times when I turn left (not even on full lock) I can feel and hear it.
    Doesn't seem to be affecting the actual wheel position on the road.

    I realise that there are a number of universal joints in the column.
    Is it likely to be in the column ?


    mibby, Aug 7, 2003
  2. mibby

    mibby Guest

    Just been in contact with a friend at Vauxhall's warranty company.
    I'm told this will be the Universal joint sliding shaft.
    Anyone known :

    1, the book time for this to be replaced
    2, whether it is practical for diy ?

    mibby, Aug 8, 2003
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    Gazza Guest

    I had 2 Vectras with this problem, both had a
    new `rack' fitted under NetworkQ..

    And is a common problem.

    Gazza, Aug 8, 2003
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    Alan Guest

    Alan, Aug 11, 2003
  5. mibby

    mibby Guest

    Hi Alan,

    Went to the local dealer, seemed that even with a contribution from
    Vauxhall is was going to cost me more than the parts. Given that it
    looked a simple job, I've done it myself. It wasn't too bad and the
    steering is good again.

    Thanks for the advice guys. A very useful NG.
    Now the next problem is to find what is rattling, either something in
    the roof lining or the exhaust heat shield.

    mibby, Aug 11, 2003
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