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    the front drive wheel has been making a knocking when turning left i was just booking it in for the cv joint to be done . but today it was sounding like i had a big bore exhaust on it today when pulling off . so i went to take it to the garage but before i could get there the engine made a crunching noise and cut out . now it won't turn over and i have these code come up . p0500 vehicle speed sensor malfuntion and p1222 traction control output circuit malfuntion . does anyone know what this could be ? please help

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    It would help a lot if u specify what engine is it. Diesel or petrol and which model


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    Vehicle : vectra c

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    Vehicle : vectra c

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    Last edited by vectra ste; 31st July 2012 at 16:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian View Post
    It would help a lot if u specify what engine is it. Diesel or petrol and which model

    sorry 2.0 dti sxi 53 plate

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    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...ighlight=p1222

    have a look at post 3 and the thread

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    its now in the garage . he said he will get a look when he can but from the sound of it when he try's to turn it over . he thinks it's the timing chain has snapped . does anyone know how much it would cost to change a timing chain.

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    im trying to find someone local ish that can remanufacture my engine or sell recon ones . i live near exeter in devon i have found someone in london that will remanufacture and fit my one for £1563 plus £170 for picking it up and another £170 for drop off . but i have just read that the company on the internet that they quoted somebody the same price as mine . but then 5 days later charged the man £3000 instead and he was made to pay it . does anyone know of someone good or is their anyone closer. sorry it for a vectra 2.0 dti on a 53 plate

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    how hard is it to change a engine and how long should it take ?

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