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    Hi all,
    I've noticed on my 56, my dad's 07 and my father-in-laws 54 vectras a knocking from what I believe to be the front, after some inital researching I'm thinking drop links, would I presume correctly and is there a definite way of checking these prior to purchase and replace?
    Also the anit-roll bar bushes seem to appear alot in my researching so would presume to change them also?
    Thanks in advance

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    Knocking from the front is "usually" one of (or multiples of) drop links, arb bushes, snapped spring (scarily regular), strut top mount/bearing, radiator mounting bushes. Pretty much in that order.

    Knocking from the rear the main culprits are the arb bushes and rear upper control arms (referred to on here as "banana arms" because of their shape).

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    broken front drivers side coil spring, being replaced today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carmaduk View Post
    broken front drivers side coil spring, being replaced today.
    get the pair done with uprated post 2007 ones!

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    Unfortunately already been done as garage done it as part of warranty.
    Although car, to me, seems to be sitting on stilts at the front, will it settle down as can't have it that high :0(

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