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    hiya. brought a vectra c 5 days ago knowing it wasnt great.
    1st thing i had to do is new battery. ive had to replace the rear subframe bushes, rear pads, rear tyres, oil/air/fuel filters, and waiting for a turbo intercooler pipe to come into my local dealer. sooo thats all anoying enuf. then the r/c/l starts playing up (wrote about this in another thread earlia) but also im getting a weird noise coming from what seams to be the n/s/f wheel someware when im doing 50mph+ but its not a constant wiring noise or constant crunching noise it sounds simila to having an owl stuck in the arch. its not a constant ongoing noise, so i dont think it could be a bearing, or a cv joint. its hard to explain but the only thing i can think of is the car had a little accident prior to me buying it and im wondering if the driveshaft may have got very slightly bent causing a faint skipping rope effect. when the noise happens im feeling a slight vibration on the steering wheel and on the pedal. just wanted to see if anyone else had anything simila???
    thanks lee

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    Given the effect on the steering and pedal I'd check the brake calliper is not seizing (and the bearing runs smoothly). After run see if the wheel is hot (or at least hotter than the other side).

    While the wheel is off check the tyre/wheel. Try swopping front to rear or putting the spare on.
    Last edited by mozzer99; 7th January 2011 at 08:33.

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    WHEEL BEARING!! what a ****ter!! £120 just for the part!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeh-ragit View Post
    WHEEL BEARING!! what a ****ter!! £120 just for the part!!
    Older cars are cheap for a reason
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    ya true i am used to older cars but still after all ive spent on the car in the last week thats all i need!!!

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    it does sound like a sticking brake caliber

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