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Hi all, i know i havnt posted for a very long time but do check in and read posts from time to time. I'm just after a bit of advice really as i have a strange vibration when i put my foot down through the steering wheel. My Van had to have a new gearbox in Jan, and at the time all the DMF and clutch got replaced as well so wouldnt have thought it was them as the stick and clutch feel fine. I got the wheels checked and rebalanced but its still there? It not a massive vibration but it is annoying as its a bit like having warped disc's but the other way round if that makes sense..
 

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hi mate

could be anything really best to check that the wheels are not buckled should be able to check them on a machine, is the vibration always there or does it come and go randomly, could be the drop links? you can get the pair from vauxhall on trade card for £26.00 and get the new bolts with them aswell...quite an easy job especially if you can change brake pads then your half way there (Y) thats how easy it is, make sure you have a jack and axle stands
 

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Thanks astrasportive se, the vibration or judder feels like a unbalanced wheel which i only feel when i plant the gas. Does that sound like a drop link as its really hard to explain.
 

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Does t do it at a constant speed or a particular speed whilst travelling ?

Might be worth subscribing to this thread

http://www.astraownersnetwork.co.uk/showthread.php?t=141232

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I experienced this in the past and it turned out to be a defective driveshaft inner cv joint.
 

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also, i had the drive shaft weight spin itself loose once. easy fix, but also made a damn loud rattle.
 

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Spoke to a mechanic today and he said almost the same thing - sticky cv joint. Now can you pick these up or have i got to buy whole new driveshaft?
Has anybody tried replacing these themselves or is it a trip to garage again. As just spent £800 on getting the veccy through MOT this month. Blimming cars
 

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Drive shaft look like an easy job in the Haynes, I'm weighing up the odds myself as I think my issue could be this.


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I changed my tie rod end yesterday and my shakey steering is no more. :)


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yeah easy job, just quite a bit to remove. Follow the haynes. Your gonna need a big 32mm socket though and a breaker bar. And a big torque wrench, as they wrench up to like 160nm or something daft. dont quote me on 32mm... but its a big castle nut.
 

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Did you find out what caused this as I have this issue under hard acceleration at any speed but lift the throttle slightly and it goes away
 

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Did you find out what caused this as I have this issue under hard acceleration at any speed but lift the throttle slightly and it goes away
TBH the problem disappeared after the coil overs where fitted. Really strange as I asked the mechanic at the time if anything looked worn / broken when he was fitting the kit and he said it all seemed ok. Bizarre really
 

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Spoke to a mechanic today and he said almost the same thing - sticky cv joint. Now can you pick these up or have i got to buy whole new driveshaft?
Has anybody tried replacing these themselves or is it a trip to garage again. As just spent £800 on getting the veccy through MOT this month. Blimming cars
you will need the INTERMEDIATE shaft as well as it is the end of this shaft and the inside splined end of the o/s inner CVJ that wear due to no lubrication,
dealer wanted £398.00 for inner CVJ and £130.00 for the intermediate shaft, he also quoted £516.00 for a rebuilt drive shaft:rofl:,
I bought a drive shaft off internet for £156.00 and an intermediate shaft from dealer £102.00.
But these parts are the things that are causing your vibration.
 
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