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    Driving home tonight I went down a dip in the road I heard quite a loud clunk from passenger side metal knocking metal sound I have also heard knocking when going down rough road which to me sounds like my anti roll bar bushes

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    Sometimes can see the broken piece. But best to follow the coils round with your finger. And should be able to feel the broken part. (usually break inside the plastic sleeve)

    Compare the gap between strut and spring on each side

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    i had mine pass the mot for 2 years with 3 spring broke. i kept telling a garage i could hear a clunk and they told me they could'nt see anthing. it was'nt till the last one snapped and i saw it drop out that i saw they had all been broke

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipamish View Post
    Driving home tonight I went down a dip in the road I heard quite a loud clunk from passenger side metal knocking metal sound I have also heard knocking when going down rough road which to me sounds like my anti roll bar bushes
    It will look like this.
    http://vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=153520

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    I had them break on a frequent basis on the wifes old Vectra B. We got used to hearing "the rattling" noise, then we knew a spring had broke. Or the Boing" noise as it broke. I was on first name terms with all the parts I needed to remove the susspension legs

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