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    Hi all,

    Just thought i would post re my front suspension struts on my 1.9cdti 2005 vectra,

    I bought my car in June last year and for a few months it was fine, over the winter the car then developed a creaking noise when braking like a creaking door but it only did it at very low speeds especially when coming to a stop, i originally thought it could be the shockers themselves or the suspension top mounts (which it could still be them wearing out) i then read about the springs and how they can make a twanging noise or rub against the spring seat and how some have fitted spring seat covers.

    From this when i had my wheels off to replace my brake pads i decided to have a look.

    The struts looked fine.

    I decided to spray a mixture of wd40 and some spray grease onto the base of the spring and spring seat, i also removed the little black cap on top of the suspension strut in the engine bay and sprayed some wd40 (plenty) onto this area and wiped any excess off before replacing the plastic cap.

    Since doing this the car has never been as quiet in this area and it has been a few weeks now.

    So if anyone has the same issue this quick fix can sort it out and even if it comes back i now know what to do and is very cheap (you can do this with the wheels on).

    hopefully this will help someone.

    Simon

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    I did think of that but the bushes are fairly new and i didnt oil/grease them and the noise went so in my case it must have been the top mount or spring/seat.

    Simon

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