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    Default A strange thing happened yesterday....

    Hello to all on the forums.

    Something strange happened yesterday as I was driving to my parents which I am at a loss to explain so I was hoping that if I described what happened somebody here might be able to hazard a guess.

    My car is a 2006 Vectra (post facelift) 1.8i petrol. As I was driving I started to hear what sounded like a scratching noise coming from the front (drivers side) of the car. My first thought was that I had got something caught around the wheel, so I pulled over and the noise stopped as soon as the car came to a halt. Revving the engine didn't produce the noise, only when the car moved but I could see nothing attached to the wheel or the underside. Then the more I listened it seemed to be coming from the top of the engine bay and sounded more like hissing. I opened the bonnet but could see nothing amiss, no steam, no liquid or loose hoses.

    I decided to try and nurse the car to my parents house for a better look and thirty seconds or so after setting off the noise stopped and has not returned.

    I'm totally mystified so any suggestions gratefully received.

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    Snakes

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    Snakes on a Vectra, could be a movie.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weaselbert View Post
    Snakes on a Vectra, could be a movie.....
    Snakes IN a Vectra would be more troublesome

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    I was going to suggest a broken spring. I've heard stories of front springs snapping and then rubbing on the inside of the tyre.

    Other than that, I dont have any other suggestions

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    Stray cat having a snooze on engine? Wife had it happen, it was hiding up side of battery on her MPV. Feral, got ripped to shreds removing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy1954 View Post
    Stray cat having a snooze on engine? Wife had it happen, it was hiding up side of battery on her MPV. Feral, got ripped to shreds removing it.
    Who got ripped to shreds you or the cat?

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