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    power steering failed on my vectra 1.9 56 plate towed to vaux dealers was quoted £870.00 supply and fit managed to get one on line for £340.00 dealer fitted it for £217.00 still having probs my mechanic who is very good has it in his workshops is trying to sort it out anybody else had same problem, steering is a bit heavy and has failed on 3 occasions new pump only fitted 3 weeks ago gen gm part
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    just picked my car up mechanic gave up on it as it was working ok at the time suggest i go back to vaux for another diagnostic booked in for wednesday more money !!!!

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    vaux say they,ve re programmed the e c u gonna give it a long test drive tomorrow if it doesnt cure it may need new ecu for pump sounds expensive i think they should have done this when they fitted new pump ?????

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    got my car back by the way it,s 1.9cdti auto done 64000 miles i,ve had for over 2 yrs bought with 14000 miles on clock i use it for taxi work ( mini cab )anyway vaux re programed the e c u and said if that dont work it,s the e c u in the new pump at fault drove it for about 3 hrs went again no power steering managed to get it back to vaux as a favour their gonna check it again but think the pumps a bad one but gonna double check everything doin my head in lost loads of money may have been better to have let them supply and fit in first place for £870 00 thought i was saving money but ive lost loads by not working and not sorted yet....

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    the latest ...vaux say its definatly the pump at fault gonna change on warrenty as its a genuine vaux pump fingers crossed watch this space ???

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    good luck

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    vaux have fitted new pump they gave it a test drive bad news it,s playing up tech 2 shows same fault theve had it all day cant get to the bottom of it watch this space ...

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    service manager contacted vaux technical who told him to fit another new pump he doesnt want to do this, looking for another solution, he thinks it unlikely 2 pumps could be faulty it makes me question whether the original was faulty, anybody else had same problem ?? any idea,s ?? doin my head in ...

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    Well if its not the pump, all it can be is the rack really.

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