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    Hi I am getting almost a metalic pinking come from the steering. Only really notice it at low speed especially revesing out the drive. I have replaced track rod ends, tie rods and drop links but still there. Thinking it may be steering rack but noticed on the forum abot the top strut bushes, anyone have any suggestions??? This is really pi**ing me off now. Its a 55 plate 2.2 also had the front springs done under warranty a few months ago and no issues after that was done.

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    Is it like a bed spring pinging sort of noise?

    If so it does sound like strut bearings, also check that there are plastic sleeves on the bottoms of the front springs

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    Its possible that is the springs moving in the strut will check it out and feed back any thing found, thanks.

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    Great shout about the lower plastic spring covers. Had a look today and the spring is vibrating as the steering turns. Looks like the plastic cover is worn through. Have tried adding a little lube to the area to see if it helps. If so will look at adding some heavy grease.
    Will keep you all updated.

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    Hi my face lift 2005 vectra sri cdti had 2 new front spring’s about 4 weeks and I am getting a knocking noise front the NSF seam’s to be only when I go over a speed hump but not going up but going down them and some times round a corner it sound’s like a spring noise.

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    The knocking on speed bumps is more likely to be and anti roll bar drop link. The pinging could either me the strut top bearings ore as mentioned the spring sleeves

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    Took my vectra back to the dealer and told them that id had this knocking noise front and the lad from the work shop came out got in the car and could here the knocking and he turn round and said there must be a stone stuck beside the spring so he took the car away 10 min later he said all sorted and so far so good its not knocking anymore

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    I have the same irritating ping noise from the front suspension, my recent mot highlighted play on the steering rack? is this where the ping noise is coming from or maybe the spring covers? need to sort this its driving me mad.

    The ping noise happens when steering in reverse off the drive bizarrely..

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    Default Steering knocking

    My N/S/F knocking - turned out to be steering arm. £45 plus wheel alignment at £29. Sorted.....finally

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