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    Hi guys.

    Got another problem with it - a knocking and rubbing sound from the front end all the time but more obvious when turning right. It sounds like something is lose but I've checked everything. Had new drop links fitted too a couple of thousand miles ago. The springs aren't cracked, the shocks are fine, the only thing that hasn't been done is the ARB bushes.

    I have noticed something else though. I went over some bumps in it on purpose before, the left wheel was silent but when I went over them with the right, there was a loud metal on metal bang. Also, when I just crawl along, I can hear what I can only describe as a rotational rubbing sound, starts then stops. Then it'll go again and be fine for a while, then i'll hear it again.

    Any ideas on what's about to fall off it guys?

    Cheers.

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    Have you checked the heatshield behind the front brake disc. Its only small but can sometimes rub... had this issue with my vectra.

    Also, the other noises could be the top strut bearing/mount... this can knock and creak when put under load. I know mine are creaking at the moment when going over bumps.

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    As above mate strut tops.

    Also where they after Market cheap drop links. Ive seen that these car wear really quickly.

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    Bumpy.

    Got a new noise - sounds like a rubbing and banging. Can be heard inside with the windows up. The shocks aren't standard ones, they're Supersport coilovers, can't remember if when they were fitted new strut tops went on though. The drop links are genuine VX ones, fitted about 5000 miles ago.

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    Bump again.

    After much driving down country roads, it has become apparent that at least one of the rattles stops when the brakes are applied. Any ideas? Raining at the moment so rather not start pulling the brakes apart yet!

    It is NOT coming from the back wheels.

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    Probably the best way to sort this is to jack her up on axle stands , take the wheels off and then start her up and put her in gear that way you have all your normal traction noises close to hand , if you have no noise then suspect suspension as being the culprit
    Driving vauxhall,s for 30 + years
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    Bumpy!

    Think it is now sorted. EVERY wheel bolt on the car was a bit slack. They were fine a couple of weeks ago... Hmm... What are the chances of ALL 20 of them becoming lose?

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    highly unlikely....unless someone didn't tighten them up to the correct torque

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