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  1. Strange noise whilst turning left

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi all, have a high pitch noise that occurs when steering to the left, originally thought it was a wheel bearing however when jacking up and checking there is no movement or noise when spinning wheel.
  2. Vibration in steering wheel and floor/pedals when turning

    Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insign
    Hey folks Iv noticed that whilst stationary or at low speeds (10-20mph) I get a vibration felt in the steering wheel and peddles/footwell) when turning... When turning at speed or not turning there's no vibration. Iv checked the power steering fluid tank and its at its full mark still. I only...
  3. [Corsa C] [00-06] Car crash - tie rod end unthreaded

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi Hope you could give me some advice - I'm writing this on behalf of a friend who drives a Corsa w reg. He recently had a cv joint repaired (two weeks ago) as it was noisy and had an MOT at the same time. Fast forward to today. He phones me to say he's had an accident. I go to pick him up and...
  4. [Antara] [2011 --->] Amber Steering Wheel & ! mark

    Car Audio / Electrical / Security / Diagnostic Rel
    Hi, I have s 2012 2.2 diesel. The steering seems fine, but an amber warning light has appeared - steering wheel and exclamation mark. Fluid levels are good, no faults showing on diagnostic tool (borrowed, don't really know what I am looking for), had it up on ramps to see if anything obvious...
  5. [Renault Trafic] Renault Trafic intermittent heavy steering and not straightening up - fix

    Movano and Vivaro (including Renault/Nissan Deriva
    first post so why not start it with a helper. 2003 trafic 1.9, been having issues with steering. Intermittently going heavy especially turning right, then not self centering. First port of call, power steering pump. Looked old and manky so replaced it. Made it a bit better but far from...
  6. [Vivaro][2014 ----] Vivaro Electrical Fault??

    Movano and Vivaro (including Renault/Nissan Deriva
    Hi all I have a 2016 Vivaro 1600. I have what seems to be an electrical fault which is affecting various parts on the van, here’s the list. Constant issues. Steering Pulling to the left, stiff steering, slow wipers, constant beep from reverse sensors, headlights and reverse lights dim...
  7. [Corsa D] [06-14] Steering wheel gone hard and won't turn

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hello So I've had a problem with my Vauxhall Corsa 2010 automatic car. The steering has gone stiff hard and won't turn. So I can only drive straight. Now my local garage has told me it's a fault with many Corsa 2010's and it can be fixed for free at the dealers as it's recall. Someone plz...
  8. [Corsa C] [00-06] Vauxhall Corsa Veering and Pulling

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    I have a 52 plate Corsa and it recently started to veer to the left, I have checked my Tyre Pressure and that is fine. It is also hard when turning right. Has anybody had this complaint? How can I resolve it? Any advice is welcome but I’m a complete novice to cars so keep it simple please.
  9. [Astra Mk4/G] [98-04] Steering rack replacement (3 options?!)

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    so I've damaged my steering rack after an argument with a 4x4 in some snow the other day... Apparently there's 3 different types? I've got an Astra 2001 Y reg 2.2 coupe.. Can anyone tell me what version I need? All I know is it's an electric power steering pump hidden way down near exhaust...
  10. [Astra Mk5/H] [04-09] Car drives but wheels STUCK

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    HELLO I began to do a mini service myself at home in the ASTRA H 2007 3dr 1.6 sxi . All I did was change the light bulbs(from eBay) by opening up the bumper and then I changed the Air filter and lastly the coil pack. I tried to start the car with the NEW cool pack but it did not work at all so...
  11. [Vivaro] Awful bumpy ride! Help! Sub-frame bushes?

    Movano and Vivaro (including Renault/Nissan Deriva
    Hi guys, My van is driving me crazy, its such a horrible ride at the moment, I can feel every single bump even when driving on a flat roads and the motorway! I feel like I'm bouncing all over the place. I replaced the front shocks and top mounts & checked all the ball joints, suspension arms...
  12. [Astra Mk5/H] [04-09] Astra H Z16XEP Steering Rack

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Steering fluid is leaking from one of the unions on the steering rack of my daughters 54 plate Astra. I mechanic friend tried tightening them up to no avail. Can this be fixed by reseating these unions or is it invariably a new rack? Also there appear to be some choices of rack, is it easy to...
  13. [Corsa B] [94-00] Air in Steering System

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hey everyone! Recently I replaced the power steering pump, and now I have air in the system. I wanted to know if there's any bleed valve in the system anywhere or what is the most correct way of bleeding the air of the system. I was considering following the method on the video below, wouldn't...
  14. [Corsa B] [94-00] Hydraulic Assisted Steering Problem

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hello everyone, I have a 1995 Opel Corsa B 1.5TD with hydraulic assisted steering. For some time now I have this problem, every time I'm maneuvering the car or turning wheels while stopped it makes a weird sound, almost like an air/water leak. Also, sometimes it requires such force that the...
  15. [Corsa B] [94-00] Changing Power Steering Oil

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hey guys, In the near future I will be changing the power steering oil of my Corsa B 1.5TD from 1997. I will be following this How-To video from ChrisFix: Any one wants to give me any advice on top of that? Any thing I should be looking out for? Also, what oil should I buy? Thanks in advance.
  16. [Tigra B] [04-09] Steering wobble

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi I've just bought a 2008 1.4 Tigra convertible. So far I love it apart from the steering! Is it just me, or do they all feel like the wheels "wobble", even worse with the top down, sometimes it feels like the whole body shakes. Dealer did full service, 12 months MOT. I've told him I'm not...
  17. [Vectra C] [02-08] Steering universal joint problem

    Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insign
    Hi all! I have a problem with our 2006 vectra estate. The steering was wobbly due to some play in the universal joint on the steering wheel rod (not sure about the correct english terms). Now I have changed this with a used one (from ebay). Unfortunatly the new part was from a RHD car and mine...
  18. [Meriva A] [02-09] Creaking Noise from Steering Wheel.

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi all, My Meriva has a creaking noise coming from behind the steering wheel when the wheel is straight or when going through the straight forward position when turning. This has been present for the last few years but in the last couple of months has been getting more frequent and louder. I've...
  19. [Zafira A] [99-05] steering or differential problem ?

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi there I have a Zafira A with 89k miles and I have noticed a problem when I start the car up and drive off if I am at a slow speed its fine but when I go to pick up speed my steering wheel will bare to the left about 2 inches but the car is still going straight but when I take my foot off the...