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Vectra 2.2 16v CD Problems

Discussion in 'Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insignia owners forum' started by shaneosborne, Jul 6, 2004.

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    shaneosborne New Member

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    I have a Y plate (2001) Vectra 2.2 16v CD and have noticed a problem. When going at slow speeds and turning I hear an electric shorting noice (like to live wires contacting each). This is only noticable at slow speeds but could be happening at greater speeds. Ive only found the problem when turning sharply! When vehicle turning in reverse I cannot hear it, strange eh.

    Also another problem or may not be, I hear what sounds like an air leak from the engine. It sounds simular to air being released from a tyre but continuously. May be normal but unsure.

    I hope you guys can help me out, thanks in advance.
     
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    Made a complaint to vauxhall in regard to this problem, I thought it could of been a problem with the chasis under strain..

    Vauxhall have today taken my vehicle for inspection and the result was the timing chain, oil jet was blocked which lubricates the chain and all needs to be replaced. Also found 4 vehicle recalls which wasnt notified in the warranty period nor completed at any of its services.

    Vauxhall say that the noise could be vibrations to the weels when on full lock. Anyway vauxhall will be repairing this free of charge as the vehicle has a full service history and only 19000 miles.

    Anyone know if this is an expensive job if I had to pay and also if this problem could cause any long term damage or problems in the future.?
     
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    shug VxON God of Apathy

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    Did you buy the car from vaux? Network q?
     
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    No a private dealer.. 1 previous owner!!
     
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    Still havent got my car back, recieved a call from Vauxhall saying they haven't got a particular tool to check the timing is correct!!! I gave them sh!t. Surely this tool is an essential item for any Vauxhall garage. They said they had to lend it out to another service centre in there company.

    Vauxhall have also completed a free service on my car as they couldn't arrange a free courtesy car as they only have 3, what a shambles. At least Vauxhall have paid for all the work done, even though my vehicle is out of warranty.

    Anyone know if this is an expensive job if I had to pay and also if this problem could cause any long term damage or problems in the future.?

    Should get my car back today.............. hopefully!!! :sickboy:
     
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    shug VxON God of Apathy

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    Whenever vauxhall is concerned with a repair on my car i wonder when it will die again, not if. But then my car is under network q warranty which is the only reason vaux get near it. As soon as warranty expires, its going to my local garage who do a far better job.
     
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    Cars gotta go back again as the noise is still there when turning sharp turns at slow speeds down a steep hill.... They said they forgot to check.. WTF!!

    I have also noticed that when stationary and on full lock if I slighty turn and then back to full lock the brack pedal shudders, Is this normal and can anyone please help?

    Thanks all in advance
     
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    Vauxhall have now inspected the problem and have advised that nothing needs attention. The problem is a drive shaft rubber rubbing against the other when on full lock. Vauxhall suck.

    Surely if something is rubbing then that will eventually wear and cause the part to fail....

    Vauxhall Customer Service (Luton) have looged this as they feel that if a problem occurs as a result of there advice then they will have to repair for free. okay Vauxhall we believe you. :sickboy:
     

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