im having some probs with my astra and no-one seems to know exactly what it is!!
Steering seems to be light one minute and then heavy the next, very inconsistent and there is also a strange knocking/tapping kind of sound coming from the front end of the car which is getting worse!
To start with i could only hear the tapping/knocking noise when gliding to a stop, ie, going to parallel park etc but now you can hear it pretty much all the time, even when on the accelerator at a constant speed. Ive not heard it when cruising in 5th but can sometimes hear it right through 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th.
My mechanic seems to think that the steering prob and the noise prob are related and it could b to do with the pump for the EPS fluid reservoir and says it would mean buying a whole new steering rack
I love my astra and dont want to let it go but ive spent so much on the car and can't afford any more at the mo!!!
Can anyone shed any light on this prob? PLEEEASE!!!!