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    My 2.0T Vectra has developed a wallowy feel going round fastish corners, if theres a bump mid corner I can feel the car slipping sideways nearly loosing control. I have scoured the forum pages and tried the old moving the wheel side to side test and there is movement on the rear left, is this an upper control arm issue? and also I jacked the car up on both sides and removed the wheel, and on the right hand side I noticed there was fresh oil eminating from the damper surely not a good sign, if I change these parts is it worth changing upper control arm on both sides and the damper on both sides and maybe while im at it the springs as well.

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    Well, the damper needs changing away and needs done. You could do that and see if thats the problem before spending money on changing them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philjensam View Post
    My 2.0T Vectra has developed a wallowy feel going round fastish corners, if theres a bump mid corner I can feel the car slipping sideways nearly loosing control. I have scoured the forum pages and tried the old moving the wheel side to side test and there is movement on the rear left, is this an upper control arm issue? and also I jacked the car up on both sides and removed the wheel, and on the right hand side I noticed there was fresh oil eminating from the damper surely not a good sign, if I change these parts is it worth changing upper control arm on both sides and the damper on both sides and maybe while im at it the springs as well.
    over the last couple of weeks i have had the same handling problem as you, and like you one of my rear dampers has gone. I have got a pair of bilstein B6 going on tomorrow and fingers crossed that will cure it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philjensam View Post
    My 2.0T Vectra has developed a wallowy feel going round fastish corners, if theres a bump mid corner I can feel the car slipping sideways nearly loosing control. I have scoured the forum pages and tried the old moving the wheel side to side test and there is movement on the rear left, is this an upper control arm issue? and also I jacked the car up on both sides and removed the wheel, and on the right hand side I noticed there was fresh oil eminating from the damper surely not a good sign, if I change these parts is it worth changing upper control arm on both sides and the damper on both sides and maybe while im at it the springs as well.
    The movement in the rear left is almost definately a shot upper control arm. The leaky damper will not be helping either.

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