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    Angry Something fell off my car, then starter motor started playing up!!!

    I had a new gearbox fitted to my 57 plate Vectra around 6 weeks ago. When I got it back the steering collum was loose! so had it tightend. Anyway, since the gearbox has been fitted there has been a slight rattle from the engine area when starting up the engine. This has been getting worse so I booked it in for this friday to have it checked.

    Anyway, while on the motorway yesterday something must have fallen off as I heard a thump hitting the underside of the car. Now the rattle has gone!! This morning I went to start the car and there was a terrible sound, sounded like one of those kids machine guns. Took three attempts before this stopped and the car started, must have been from the starter motor.

    Any ideas? VX have a lot of checks and explaining to do on Friday, providing the car runs/starts until then.

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    Sounds Like Your Starter Motor Is Loose Machine Gun Noise Will Be Startermotor Teeth Slipping On Flywheel Teeth
    Get It Into Dealer Asap Don't Wait Till Friday

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    take it straight back as they haven't done the job correctly.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I agree... get it to the garage fast, could do some expensive damage to flywheel ring teeth if not engaging properly.

    Sounds like thay have failed to tighten it up... bolts are falling out maybe.

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    problem I have is I need a courtesy car and can't get one till Friday. I will only need to use it once or twice for short trips between now and then.

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    don't use it at all!!....

    the starter motor bolts are also the engine to gearbox bolts...

    leave it on the drive, you have no idea what damage you could be causing...don't give them an inch to wriggle out of a rework claim.

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    it's just not worth risking any more damage

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    Got VX Breakdown (AA) coming out tomorrow morning, they will either fix it or tow it to the VX dealer that did the work. Also I will get a hire car!!

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