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    2002 3.2 Elite 5-Door

    51000 miles.

    Car slightly wanders to the right on some occassions, whilst in for service, local dealer informs me that the steering rack is badly warn and needs replacement, resulting in a bill for nearly £900!!!!!!!!!

    Not happy.


    Got a second opinion, very slight play in steering rack, although nothing to worry about........


    What?


    Under the impression the first place(main dealer) were trying to get the cash from my better half.....

    Anyone else have a 'fault' like this?

    Is it a known fault?

    Do I need to worry?

    Any thoughts on this one are welcome, thanks!

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    sound's to me like the first diagnosis was a bit ott, and they were out to make money.............

    if the second oppinion said nowt to worry about then there you go mate


    this is only imo though
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    If the car is wandering a bit to the right, first thing I would get looked at is the tracking. Sounds like the first dealer just wanted to stiff you for a large bill!!

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    Mine did that, it ended up being the uj on the steering column
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I had a simillar problem , but ours also had a terrible knocking noise . Had a recon rack fitted by an independant garage , but the knock was still there . Eventually after spending a stupid amount of money it was the universal joint on the bottom of the steering column . DONT spend money on a rack without checking that 1st .

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    Quote Originally Posted by caprimanuk View Post
    I had a simillar problem , but ours also had a terrible knocking noise . Had a recon rack fitted by an independant garage , but the knock was still there . Eventually after spending a stupid amount of money it was the universal joint on the bottom of the steering column . DONT spend money on a rack without checking that 1st .
    Yep thats what mine was
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Fairly common problem so im lead to believe .

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    Thank you all for the replies.

    Regarding the UJ on the column, any way that I can check this myself?

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    Is this similar to the problem which the Vectra B had when the steering would knock because of the steering column coupling ?? I hope not, with my Vec B it was replaced three times and always came back

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    Quote Originally Posted by caprimanuk View Post
    I had a simillar problem , but ours also had a terrible knocking noise . Had a recon rack fitted by an independant garage , but the knock was still there . Eventually after spending a stupid amount of money it was the universal joint on the bottom of the steering column . DONT spend money on a rack without checking that 1st .
    My cars last MOT the guy said i had slight play in the steering rack, that was January! i just had a look now as i had completely ignored it all year, when on stands there is play on the drivers side wheel bit none on the passengers? the play is side to side bout <1/4" of an inch.
    How much are steering racks, where will i get one, and how much for fitting?

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