User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: vectra steering clunk

  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    coatbridge
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default vectra steering clunk

    Hi guys,
    This is my first post so be gentle...:-)

    The model is a 1.9cdti 150 on a 57plate.
    Im getting a slight clunk through the steering wheel when turning. the car itself has 31000 miles on and i've only had it under a week. I was going to give it back to the dealer to investigate but i want to be ready when they tell me the inevitable story "that they can't find a problem"
    I had similar issues on my 02 plate sri 150 a few years ago.Vauxhall subsequently changed the rack twice which didn't resolve the problem. The problem is very similar... The clunk is more noticeable when you are turning at low speeds like in a car park.

    The model is a 1.9cdti 150 on a 57plate.

    any help will be much appreciated

    thanks

    stu

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    brum
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Is it just one "clunk" as if it were missing something or jumping, or is it continous (not that im mechanically minded, but im guessing that information would help someone else figure it out)

  3. #3
    Ex-Staff Full Member John LE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Forfar, Scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Facelift Insignia/Corsa D

    Trim : LE/VXR

    Engine : 2.0 cdti/1.6 Turbo

    Year : 13/07

    Default

    Does it do it when the car is staionary? At first guess i'd say the upper strut mounts need replacement

  4. #4
    Regular Member marktaylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Does it do it when the car is staionary? At first guess i'd say the upper strut mounts need replacement

    either what john says or one of your springs has broken

  5. #5
    New Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    coatbridge
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Hi,

    The clunk seems to come from behind the steering wheel on the column. the 'play' is is more noticeable when engine is off and the steering wheel is 'wiggled' back and forward...i meant to say that the garage put it through its MOT...

    ?

    stu

  6. #6
    Regular Member chewy71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I think it's the front top shocker mount bearings. Mine did this, either at low speeds or at rest. Does sound like a clunk but it's the bearings.
    Can also cause the feeling of out of balance wheels sometimes ..

  7. #7
    New Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    coatbridge
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Its funny you mention that chewy.

    the steering vibrates from 65 upwards. (im not obviously going to say what though..)
    i suspected wheel balance....
    im not holding out much hope of repair from the garage...E*ans H*alsh*w...



    stu

  8. #8
    Regular Member chewy71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Don't,. they will charge you £165 + VAT - and say it's 3 hours work. (EH in Hull / Bev?)

    I got mine done locally for £90

  9. #9
    Regular Member chewy71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    these parts are covered up to 37,000 miles (mine went at 47,000) .. but you will be out of the MF warranty too so despite being in on the mileage,.. your too old!!

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Just check where the steering column (bottom) connects to the rack.
    My steering wheel had play in it, more of a looseness rather than a clunk though.
    Anyway nipped up the pinch bolt on the bottom of the column, job done no more play at the wheel.

    Apparently they do work loose on the Veccy.

    Mick

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Steering play/clunk
    By byebyeitsagsi in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 5th February 2013, 19:07
  2. clunk
    By matt.d in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 28th May 2011, 19:12
  3. clunk from steering
    By idobigmls in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 1st August 2009, 07:13
  4. i have a clunk
    By solorider in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 1st March 2009, 22:03
  5. Clunk!
    By B19CBB in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 21st January 2008, 18:30

Visitors found this page by searching for:

vectra steering clunk

2006 vectra steering clunk

vectra steering wheel clonk

i get a knock from my vectra c under hard bracking but at ĺow speed

vauxhall vectra steering clunking

vectra c steering column clunking

vectra cdti steering colum cluncking

knocking on steering wheel vectra cdti

vectra c clunking when turning

vecrea 2005 knoccking sound steering

vectra c weird knock

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •