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3CorsaMeal
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26th Sep 03 at 10:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

when car is stationary and i wiggle the steering wheel left and right i get a clunk/knocking sound.

is it normal or does it mean steering rack is buggered?
Greasemonkey
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26th Sep 03 at 10:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

of maybe your Cv joints, inner or outer, to check the outer ones put it in full lock and drive round in a circle both ways if you hear a knocking its ya outer Cv loints
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knackered ball joints or universal joint

does it do it, if you turn the wheel to 3 o clock then wiggle it to & fro?
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quote:
Originally posted by Greasemonkey
of maybe your Cv joints, inner or outer, to check the outer ones put it in full lock and drive round in a circle both ways if you hear a knocking its ya outer Cv loints


not if the car is stationary
Houckham
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26th Sep 03 at 11:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Try and rule stuff first
Not being funny but have you checked your wheel nuts???
3CorsaMeal
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its sounds like its coming from behind dash area
3CorsaMeal
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but it could be transferring through from wheels.
paul_spurrell
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I had this on my corsa c. had the rack replaced under warrenty and now it is fine
TOMAS
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Same problem mate, clunk/knock sound. Does everyone else who's had this prob have EPS (electric power steering) Ive had it 2 years, had it back to vaux after 8months out the showroom, got rack changed, came back a week later, took it back, tightened everything and it stopped for another week, then came back. Had it ever since (2 years) but MOT now approaching so need to sort it. Im going for universal joint first. I actually think its something to do with the electric coloumn unit itself, but cant figure as ive not had it to bits and Haynes dont explain that part so I cant see wether it could cause the prob. If its not the U.J then im stumped, may pull the entire column off and swap to a manual to work the biceps...
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26th Sep 03 at 22:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my old corsa did this too ( w-reg 1.0) started at about 15K kept it till 28K, it wsa out of warrenty so neva go it fixed...
TOMAS
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Yeah mine was a x-reg 2000 1.2 with prob the same steering as you had. Vauxhall do know about the prob, they have listed quite a few for recall on the fault. You can call the recall hotline and quote your VIN and REG and they can check on the database for ANY recalls on your vehicle. Vectra's have the problem too and a lot of newshape C's were recalled! Its a bitch to actually diagnose where the knock is from, i'd definatley say its cabin side. If you wanted to cure it by trial and error your looking at 230 for a reconditioned exchange on your rack, 120 for a U.Joint and feck knows how much the electric coloumns go for!! I DEFINATLEY dont think its track rod ends or ball joints. Anyone who's cured it let us know!!
danregs
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yeh i've got this prob at the mo with my corsa c. put the steering wheel at 12 o clock when stationary and wiggle it from side to side and it knocks. i'm sure its comin from inside the car. just been into the vaux garage for a week and they said they replaced the steering column?
now got it back and its no better. heard about this recall too so hoping they will fix it free as i am out of warranty
the mechanic says he thinks its the steering rack now so i'm thinkin that'll be the next thing they replace! just hope they arent gonna make me pay 4 it!
got a bit of a knock on right lock too but i dont think thats anythin to do with this other knockin - think i may have a CV joint on the way out

any1 else had this prob and got anywhere with it?

dan
Paul H
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don't worry about it iv'e had my car into vauxhall on several occasions for this problem and now they have said to me they don't do it under warranty anymore because it's a design fault and isn't dangerous.annoying noise though something to do with the joint at the bottom of the eps
TOMAS
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Yup the universal joint. Mine went through its MOT fine. Its knocked for over 2years now so im leaving it
danregs
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so am i right in thinking that the link i can see just above and to the left of my clutch pedal is the "universal joint at the bottom of the eps"? cos i had this link tightened about 6 months ago and the noise stopped for a while.....but now its back
this joint has to be it surely
TOMAS
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yup, its not how tight it is... Its supposed to be at a set torque anyhow. Its the actual joint - they are poorly made! I think their is two joints actually along the coloumn, one right after the EPS, the other where you can see is where it goes through the bulkhead. I think mine is probably the top one as it sound right behind the steering wheel!
danregs
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   6th Mar 04 at 13:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

sweet

cheers for the info guys!

i think a trip to the vaux garage again is in order...but this time i know a bit more about what i'm talkin bout!

 
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