As I'm getting a bit sick of the problems my Vectra 2.0DTI has, I'm wanting someone to hopefully come and have a look and fix the problems once and for all. I know a guy who can help but I'd need to leave the car with him as he lives a bit too far away, which unfortunately I can't do as I need it for work on a night time.
The problems I have are:
1. Squealing from the belt when starting up. I assume this is a tensioner problem, but may need the belt or pulley changed?
2. Knocking noise when turning left and accelerating. This is possibly a cv joint problem?
3. Car is vibrating. I've had the wheels balanced and aligned (which was a problem as they aligned it, took it out for a drive, and it kept needing re-aligned). They changed wheels around to keep it aligned. Despite the wheels going straight when the steering wheel is held centrally, the steering still wants to pull to the left slightly when I leave go.
4. Washer jets trickle out. I've had a pin in the holes but they still trickle out. This happened before and was fixed, but it's happened again and not sure why.
if you're still reading this...thanks for sticking with me so far!
I'd rather not muck about with the car on my own as I need to use it and don't want to risk breaking something or not being able to use it on the night time. I also don't have the tools I'd probably need. Is there somebody who is close to Gateshead who can have a look and fix the problems, and not charge a fortune?
Hopefully somebody can help