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    Default Creaking on rear and squeaking on front.

    Right I've had a knock on the rear when going over bumps since I bought the car 3 weeks ago, now I'm looking at what it could be so I can get it sorted as its starting too annoy me, it happens over any bumps really, but gets louder the bigger the bump.

    Also front drivers side, has like a creaking noise when breaking, thinking maybe the springs is about too snap or shock ruined? I've had a little look at the spring and it doesnt look like its snapped from what i can see.

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    Is the rear-end noise a knock or more of a rattle? Mine was making a nasty rattle over speed bumps and broken surfaces. I replaced the upper control arms and it has cured the problem. It's nice and quiet now.

    I had nasty crunching sounds from the front end too. I replaced the front anti-roll bar drop links and it is now very much better - I'd say 80% improved. I think ideally the front ARB rubbers could do with being replaced too but it's okay for now.

    Just my experience and it may not be what is wrong with yours.

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    Quick test for the rear....grab a hold of the road wheel at 12o'clock and give a few sharp tugs, if the upper control arms are knackered you will here a clunking noise.

    As for the front the sqeaking may be a dry joint or arb drop links

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    Cheers for the advice, shall go out and check.

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    Creaking rear is def the arms, just had mine done today and the silence is awesome...

    I did the ARB bushes just before, and it just made it slightly less creaky...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemarksmith View Post
    I did the ARB bushes just before, and it just made it slightly less creaky...
    I did the ARB drop links in mine and it made a massive difference, leaving only a slight creaking when the car has not been driven, so that would suggest to me that you may need to replace the drop links.

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    Talking about the rear ARB bushes mate

    But my fronts do need doing also, but i can live with the front creak... But the rear arms started to creak just driving on flat roads - sounded like an old creaky bed everywhere i went

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    yeah just gave the rear wheel a good pull and it was knocking, how much roughly would this cost too sort??

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    I got these, so nice and cheap... Vaux want more then that for 1...

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...#ht_1107wt_939

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    And fit 'em yourself. It took me about two hours or so but I have not done much on my Vectra. I am just starting out as a Vectra DIYer! But, as long as you follow the principles in the How2 thread, you'll be fine.

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