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    Default Suspension noise.

    Hi everyone,

    I have an '05 2.0 DTi Signum Elite. Is it just me, or does the suspension feel really soft?

    I've noticed that when i first set off in the mornings for work, any speed bumps i go over(at a slow speed) there is a creaking noise that seems to be coming from the front suspension........is this normal?! As the cra warms up, the noise seems to dissapear..........I've already had the rear suspension replaced last year, and I've been told that the suspension on Signum's are not very good quality. Any opinions or advie would be appreciated.

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    Its the front drop links, they do get noisy and pretty cheap to fix.

    The elite is soft as its supposed to absorb the bumps being the top of the range luxury model. Never heard anyone say its not good quality stuff though.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Thanks.

    So is it ok to drive like this or will it affect the car if left?

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    No its ok, probably nothing wrong with them at all, but the noise is annoying.

    Still, I'd change them for peace of mind.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I don't think it's the drop links. I have just done mine and my car still "crunches" over speed bumps. I now think it is the front anti-roll bar mounting bushes.

    I could be wrong, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSiFan View Post
    I don't think it's the drop links. I have just done mine and my car still "crunches" over speed bumps. I now think it is the front anti-roll bar mounting bushes.

    I could be wrong, of course.

    Paul
    Could well also be the rad mounts! (or all three?)
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Hi,
    Spoke to a dealer about the ARB bushes, he says it's quite common on Vectras, most people live with the noise as it's only when you're pushing the suspension a little (ie over speed bumps) and said maybe spraying some WD40 might help.

    He's say they can replace them, but the noise will probably be back in 6 months. He's say they're hoping someone will make a decent 3rd party ARB bush to fit instead of the VX ones!!!

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    How easy are the rad mounts top and bottom to change? I've done the ARB and droplinks but still have the noise... so process of elimination in my case...

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    deffo the arb bushes mate .. mine did it last yr in the cold .. changed them .. and cured the noise ..

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    Thanks all, do you think it's something I can do myself?

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