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    I have a problem with knocking, creaking and speed bumps -

    When going over uneaven roads or speed bumps, I have a knocking and creaking noise creaking from rear but the knocking seems to be coming from front end feels as though its kind of combination of both sides, checked and there is no play from what I can see in wheels wither all springs are good not broken and as far as im aware it is a standard 2.0 DTI SRi .

    When I go over speed bumps I have to gear down to 1st and go over less than 10mph as it bottoms out otherwise, also noticed on some 60 roads if there are a few humps in the road which I could fly over in my micra this would bottom out completely....

    Bro in law says it is lower than his SXi used to be and says this could be the issue?

    Sorry if it is a little vague just annoying me now, I do know before I bought it in Nov 2011 there was a bottom arm replaced on passenger side and looking under alot looks to have been replaced recently at some point.

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    forgot to mention too that intermittantly the front knock is when you set off and slow down in 1st and 2nd gear, I usually find when this knock is apparent you can feel it through peddles.... this is intermittant though and probably happened like 5 times since Nov last year.

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    I'm fairly certain the sri is lower than the sxi as standard. As for the bottoming out it does sound like it's maybe drooping at the front, the spring may not be snapped, but it might be sagging

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    Have you checked the drop links? I had to replace one recently on the wifes vectra and was amazed how bad the car felt before to after.

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    Sorry my mistake, I have an SXi not SRi I was reading up on SRi before was stuck in mind.... so it could possibly be time to maybe change springs? I dont know if they have ever been done and it is pushin 130k on clock now... and yeah, drop links look and feel ok but as they are fairly cheap may be worth doing anyway for same reason ya think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieG View Post
    forgot to mention too that intermittantly the front knock is when you set off and slow down in 1st and 2nd gear, I usually find when this knock is apparent you can feel it through peddles.... this is intermittant though and probably happened like 5 times since Nov last year.

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...adiator+mounts

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    speed bumps
    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...=101361&page=2


    very common on here arb bushes
    drop links

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    thanks for that, I have the next 2 days off work so provided the weather is ok preferably monday I shall have a mooch got some silicone spray too so may be able to give that a go for now

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieG View Post
    thanks for that, I have the next 2 days off work so provided the weather is ok preferably monday I shall have a mooch got some silicone spray too so may be able to give that a go for now

    keep us posted mate

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