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holen vectra 2003 steering noises

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Nov 9, 2022, 11:26 PM

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166000 km

My car has just starting making a sound like a 2 stroke engine when im turning with wheels . Does any one know what that could be .
The only other issue i have been having is the auto cahnge between gear 3 and 4 has been a bit delayed . 2 seconds before it changes .

Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 10, 2022, 4:01 AM

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This is a US based site and these cars are not sold here. No matter, try checking exhaust parts, engine/transmission mounts and of course all fluid levels.

Noises with a delayed shift only at 3 to 4? How much steering do you do when going fast enough for higher gears?


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Nov 10, 2022, 1:49 PM

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No the noise is not when changing gear
its when turning at low speed
when turning its making a at tat tat tat sound . one guy said from outside it sounded like a 2 stroke motor sound . pretty sure it was happening both left and right turning ..
the issue makes the car not at all good for driving .

The gear change delay is a different issue which started 2 drives before sound started . it used to be a smooth transition . but now one gear change it jolts after a few seconds . when it should of changed already .
its only happening between cahnge 3 to 4
its a 5 gear auto transmission .

(This post was edited by matic79 on Nov 10, 2022, 1:57 PM)

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Nov 10, 2022, 2:07 PM

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If you have 2 unrelated problems then you need to ask 2 separate question although as Tom already told you, we don't have that car here in the US.

If you are getting a repetitive clicking noise when accelerating around a turn, then I would suspect a bad C/V joint.


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