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    hi people. during a service on sunday my machanic notice play in the front left wheel when it was off the ground. he says its quite bad and u can realy see it move. he recons the the track control arm or more likely the steering rack is gubbed. has anyone else had similar issues. what sort of money we talking. its a vectra c 03 2.2dti auto on 87000miles.

    any help would be great. many thanks.

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    More than likely it will be the steering rack tie rods that'll be worn,not dear to change,just a wee bit awkward to change

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    Quote Originally Posted by daneboy35 View Post
    More than likely it will be the steering rack tie rods that'll be worn,not dear to change,just a wee bit awkward to change


    If it is rack they do an exchange one on ebay for about £119 plus your old one hth

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    as said above could be the tie rods, and these only cost about £20 from the dealers

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    my money is on the track arms just needing replacing....inner joint will have broken it's seat up..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    my money is on the track arms just needing replacing....inner joint will have broken it's seat up..
    thats where u can hear the noise from. the inner part. recon il replace the two of them jst to be safe. is the only way to rule out the steering rack is to change both the arms then.

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    nope, you can check it just by slipping the gaiters back and feeling the joint as you rock the roadwheel...9 out of 10 garages don't know the ends are replaceable so try to shaft you for a new rack.....if it's the main rack that's gone i'd be very surprised

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    thanks again. il get my machanic to have another look at it.

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