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    Exclamation Is this right??

    found this behind the front disc's..

    both bolts that hold the strut to the brake assy look like this: (see attatchment)

    infact there not bolts, its a threaded bar with a nut on each end, on one side, the nut has approx 15mm of threaded bar coming though it, the other side is harldy on.

    now this is the same on both the OS and NS.. It dont look right at all to me... but i've been known to be wrong

    opinions on this would be much appreciated.

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    wow thats looks dangerous but wot you will probably realise that
    most of the bolts have that hole recess in the bolt heads,its not a nut of
    any kind although it looks like 1 but thats how most of the bolt heads look
    think i hyave a bolt in me garage that i can show you but i`d get it
    checked out by ya dealer on the safe side.

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    I doubt it is dangerous or Vauxhall would not had done it like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt
    I doubt it is dangerous or Vauxhall would not had done it like that.
    Not unless someone else has made a botched job after...

    I'd get it checked out just incase......

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    I know what you mean andy... but the nut i've pictured has threads inside it.

    matt, i've had it in at a local vx dealer for a knocking noise at the front, they apparently replaced the struts..... ... maybe they didnt like me lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ltrT
    I know what you mean andy... but the nut i've pictured has threads inside it.

    matt, i've had it in at a local vx dealer for a knocking noise at the front, they apparently replaced the struts..... ... maybe they didnt like me lol
    Vectra C's that knock at the front are mainly due to steering arms. My last one had them changed and this one has a knocking which I asume is the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ltrT
    found this behind the front disc's..

    both bolts that hold the strut to the brake assy look like this: (see attatchment)

    infact there not bolts, its a threaded bar with a nut on each end, on one side, the nut has approx 15mm of threaded bar coming though it, the other side is harldy on.

    now this is the same on both the OS and NS.. It dont look right at all to me... but i've been known to be wrong

    opinions on this would be much appreciated.
    If it helps, I have just looked at mine and it is exactly the same as yours, so I would not worry, and I know mine has never been worked on by anyone.

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    cheers matt ...

    re: knocking: altho they changed the strut assy on both sides, it still knocks, but I gave up on them fixing it.
    but if its the steering arms, i might just go and let 'em know

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    If you jack the car up and grab the steering arm, you may feel excessive play.

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    Could always be antiroll bar links.. ..another firm favorite..

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