Hi all, i own a 2004 Vectra Club estate 1.8.
On Wednesday i was parked outside my Daughters school picking her up, i must have been parked for only a few minutes, when i heard this almighty twang/bang and then felt the car lurch forward, or so it felt.
I managed to drive the car home, thankfully i only live half a mile from school.
Now this car was only MOTd last month.
Prior to it going in i did explain to the fella that when i go over a slight bump i get a loud thumping noise.
After it being inspected and told of a few advisory things, i was told that the side making the noise was because of a track rod end that needed replacing, so i paid him to do it and got my MOT.
And then the above happened, i have a friend, and TBH i should have went to him first, who has been in the motor trade for years, and got him to look at it, so he collects iton his wagon and we take it to his friends garage, who upon inspection tells me that the front suspension spring had snapped, so i left it with him to repair.
He rings me later to tell me it was now fixed, so i go to pick it up, and whilst there i ask to see it, and it had the recent snap as it was still silver where it had snapped, but it also had another fracture where it was rusty and had been snapped for a while.
Thankfully it went when and where it did, as i dread to think what would have happened if i was actually driving.
But how did the MOT inspector fail to notice the flaw, especially as it had already snapped once.
Anyone Else experienced this.
Now it runs like a dream, no noises etc
And i got him to replace the other side as a precaution,£117.00 supplied and fitted.