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    Unhappy OUCH !!! I hate cars.

    Took the car into my local garage today for him to have a proper look at my "pain in the ar5e" steering rack and he's confirmed it as "totally knackered !" As if i didn't know already !
    He's got to get the old one out before he can order me a new one because there are so many varients, even down to if the vehicle has ESP or not (which it hasn't thank God).
    So it's now sat on his lift and ready to relieve me of close on £500.00 in total !
    By the way..... local VX dealer wanted £650 supply only but don't know if that was before or after VAT or with any trade discount !

    OUCH !!!


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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    Bad news Phil and so near Christmas

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    Not the best news whatever the time of year Don.
    I see the cost of that rack as 1 less weeks fishing in France !
    There are cheaper alternatives to get it done, but at the end of the day, budget repairs aren't always the best route to go down especially with steering !


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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    Inner bellows filling with fluid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    Inner bellows filling with fluid?
    Yes Dean and the tie rods have play in them also.
    Thing is it wasn't bad enough to cause me concern at first, but a leak is a leak, ball joint play is ball joint play and both are MOT failures !
    Just getting the lot over and done with. Can't be ar5ed.


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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    Ouch indeed!

    You'll be back on the road again shortly....

    And at least after this the car will run quicker with all the weight lost from the wallet!

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    Ouch right enough buddy! Is this your 2nd rack, as i seem to recall you mentioning this a couple of years back..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    Inner bellows filling with fluid?
    Dont you just hate that when it happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    Ouch right enough buddy! Is this your 2nd rack, as i seem to recall you mentioning this a couple of years back..?
    I had it in under warrenty yes, there was play in the steering and i now believe (but its unconfirmed) that all they did was change the Tie rod or rods only !
    Even so, i still think it's pretty shi7e that i had further problems with it !
    It lost all it's fluid just before christmas last year (unbeknowing to me & 1 month after the 12 month warrenty ended ) and the steering felt "notchy" when first operated from being parked up overnight, so went back to the dealer who did the warrenty work for investigation. Result was "we can't find any problem with it".
    They never even checked the fluid level, as i did it when i got it back and found it had none in it !
    Hope now that this is the end of it, it's worn me out !!!


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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    Here's a thought.....
    I wonder how much extra stress is placed on the steering components having bigger wheels with wider tyres fitted ?
    'Most' Vectra c's run with 17" rims and 215 tyres (yes i know not all Vectras have that size !!!) so do 235 width tyres (on mine) put them under more load ?


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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