Getting a rough whistling noise

Tiny
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  • 2006 VAUXHALL VECTRA
  • 75,000 MILES
When I am driving my car ( 2006 1.8 vauxhall vectra SRi) when I am in 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th when driving up and down the gears I am getting a rough whistling noise and I have noticed there is a small leak from under the car at the back of the engine but this could be coming from the transmission?

Took it to a garage and they said it could be the rack and the noise is coming from the power steering motor. But not too sure since they wanted nearly a $1000 to fix it?

Please help me :-)
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Thursday, March 1st, 2012 AT 2:37 PM

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Tiny
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Yes it could be the rack and power steering. Is the power steer fluid burnt?
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Thursday, March 1st, 2012 AT 3:33 PM
Tiny
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There was a burnt smell. When the garage topped up the power steering level then a week later I went to do it and it was still at the same level. Brimmed. But I thank you for ur very fast reply.
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Thursday, March 1st, 2012 AT 6:49 PM
Tiny
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I would have the system flushed just may help
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Thursday, March 1st, 2012 AT 7:46 PM
Tiny
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Would that problem cause the noise I am hearing when driving? And again thanks for your time.
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Thursday, March 1st, 2012 AT 8:14 PM
Tiny
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Well not really sure but I would think the pump could make a noise or the belt on the pump could cause a noise. The mechanic should have went for a ride with you or atleast tried to duplicate the problem. There are so many things that can cause a noise like this it really has to be narrowed down. Good luck. We are here to help ant time.
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Thursday, March 1st, 2012 AT 9:43 PM
Tiny
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Thanks Billymac.
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Thursday, March 1st, 2012 AT 11:38 PM
Tiny
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You are very welcome
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Friday, March 2nd, 2012 AT 1:18 AM
Tiny
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Hello again, I have had some more development on the car situation. I was driving it just before and I heard a loud noise and then there was no drive in the car, I tried every gear but the car would not drive at all. But when I put it in gear it sounds like that same noise I was getting before when driving but only quieter. Any ideas?
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Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 AT 10:12 PM
Tiny
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You may have broken an axle when you put it in gear and try and move does your speedometer move?
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Sunday, March 4th, 2012 AT 3:05 AM
Tiny
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Yes it moves billy.
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Sunday, March 4th, 2012 AT 9:18 AM
Tiny
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Then you have a broken cv joint. You will have to replace the drive axle
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Sunday, March 4th, 2012 AT 9:29 PM
Tiny
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Sounds expensive.
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Monday, March 5th, 2012 AT 8:31 AM
Tiny
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Got hold of the garage that sold me the car they sent out a mechanic and he said its the Clutch slave so the whole thing needs replacing. Does that sound right? Sorry to bother you yet again Billy.
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Monday, March 5th, 2012 AT 1:33 PM
Tiny
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No bother at all. I just don't see ow the slave could be the prob. If slave was bad speedometer would not move. But if speedo don't work then could be clutch.
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Monday, March 5th, 2012 AT 5:10 PM
Tiny
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Its in the garage and they called me and said my gear box was knackered and that's what has caused my clutch to break. So now I am getting the gears and clutch fixed. Hope this is the end of the problems.
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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 AT 6:04 PM
Tiny
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Yes that makes sense. Good luck
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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 AT 6:11 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for all ur help Billymac. It was appreciated!

Regards
Greig
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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 AT 6:12 PM
Tiny
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Anytime
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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 AT 9:28 PM

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