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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #210 on: July 30, 2010, 11:55:30 AM »
Yes, it's saying that after 96 they did some internal changes to it, so I guess it has some flaws, but it's almost not happening. Astra F also using the same housing rack.

If I remember correctly, the Cavalier (on which the Calibra was based), was replaced by the Vauxhall Vectra in 1995.  I wonder whether they used the revised steering rack on the new Vauxhall Vectras, as well as the Astra F and late (post '96) Calibras.

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Just got back from alignment, and as far as I know it's ok now, but as I expected didn't solve the problem. Now waiting for a reply from a power steering company I've e-mailed, to let it tested..

Frustrating.  Guess you just have to stick at it.  Do you have to take the rack off the car to have it tested, or can they test it in-situ?  Obviously, you don't want to drive the car too far with a possible faulty steering rack, in case you damage any other components, but is the car drivable, enough to get it somewhere to have the steering rack tested?

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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #211 on: July 30, 2010, 16:13:50 PM »
Yes, it's driveable, it's not that bad as you think. But the problem is anoying, and really not fine to drive with. But there is a slight wobble and vibration...and that has to go  :)

As far as I can see in the manual, the system can be tested ( so I think the power steering company will know this as well  :)  ):



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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #212 on: July 30, 2010, 16:18:15 PM »
If I remember correctly, the Cavalier (on which the Calibra was based), was replaced by the Vauxhall Vectra in 1995.  I wonder whether they used the revised steering rack on the new Vauxhall Vectras, as well as the Astra F and late (post '96) Calibras.

All I can see is they point to these numbers:

Part nr ( steering wheel left ) 09 00 338 / (90 542 485)
Part nr ( steering wheel right ) 09 00 339 / (90 542 486)
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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #213 on: July 30, 2010, 16:20:37 PM »
I'm guessing it does this on all roads and has only recently been doing it?

I'm assuming it's not just the camber of the road, as most roads slope from the centre outwards to help drainage.

Sorry if it sounds like I think you're stupid, I don't. Just something that came into my head.

Naah your right. Actually every thing that's in the road, is passed and felt directly into the steering wheel.... So it might very well be the power steering is not damping enough... due to incorrect pressures, but i'll find out when I get this tested :)
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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #214 on: August 02, 2010, 08:50:54 AM »
C20LET ( Badkid ) coming soon, and will be dropped in the Cally later on.

Still have to fix the wobbling in the steeringwheel, but so far didn't get any reaction back from power steering companies. Amazing, they don't react back, when all they can do is make a living from you  :o
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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #215 on: August 05, 2010, 20:42:08 PM »
Still haven't got the time to sort the steering wheel issue out, as the Cally has been sitting in the driveway whole week ( to busy with company ), I will take the girl out for a ride tomorrow, and see if I could find a power steering shop, which can measure mine. I guess the pump or the rack is @ fault  :)
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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #216 on: August 06, 2010, 14:32:22 PM »
yes it will be nice to see it fix best of luck

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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #217 on: August 10, 2010, 10:43:10 AM »
Today I inspected everything again on the Calibra for play to find the problem, which causes the steering wheel to vibrate and slightly wobble at certain speeds.

I checked front and rear suspesion, wheel bearings, and tire roundness.

The only thing I can find was excessive play in the right drive shaft ( vertical play ), I can hear an feel excessive " knock knock " sound. It's either the bearing or the middle cv joint.  :(



Now since I am going for F28 gearbox FWD, anybody familiar if I can use the same driveshaft as the C20NE, F16 gearbox, or need to go for a 16V driveshaft?

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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #218 on: August 10, 2010, 17:43:54 PM »
The only thing I can find was excessive play in the right drive shaft ( vertical play ), I can hear an feel excessive " knock knock " sound. It's either the bearing or the middle cv joint.  :(

Interesting, if the wobble is intermittent (i.e. it appears at certain speeds and not others), I wonder whether the 'excessive play' that you refer to is amplified at resonant frequencies...

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Now since I am going for F28 gearbox FWD, anybody familiar if I can use the same driveshaft as the C20NE, F16 gearbox, or need to go for a 16V driveshaft?

Good question.  I've no idea.  Sorry.  :(  Quite apart from the different gearbox, the F28/6 box is designed to suit 5-stud hubs.   I wonder whether that makes any difference.  Is it worth fitting an F28/6 box to a C20NE and having to blank-off the prop-shaft drive?  Isn't the F28/6 gearbox also a slightly different length, so that you also have to change the engine & gearbox mounts?  ???

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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #219 on: August 10, 2010, 18:08:44 PM »
@ Jazz

The play is about 0,5 cm...vertical. I can see the joint move up and down, I don't assume this is normal? Sunday I had a passenger sitting next to me, and she said it was the worst on her side ( right ) so I guess this must be the problem  :)

The F28 will be linked to C20LET  :) But I want to use only FWD, so I'm wondering if this type of driveshaft fits, both in length and splines.

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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #221 on: August 19, 2010, 19:06:38 PM »
The C20LET that's gonna be in the car near future



And I also got a good 2hand driveshaft passenger side ( driver side UK ).  :)
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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #222 on: August 20, 2010, 09:50:42 AM »
Now I am busy to find a KKK-26 with a Porsche parts supplier  ;D
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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #223 on: August 23, 2010, 22:05:56 PM »
It's almost time for another big cleanup inside ( seats need new leather polish protection ) and outside needs polish, but I'm just to f_cking busy with my company lol, see if I can make up some time for the Calibra  :)
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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #224 on: August 24, 2010, 10:06:31 AM »
Bart I had similar vibration issues on my last Calibra. I tried EVERYTHING. It turns out when breaking it last week I found the problem, it was the suspension top mount had broken. The bit just above the strut bearing had cracked and could move around, making the steering shake!
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