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    Default Creaking from front - 03 1.8 SXI

    Hi folks

    My Vec creaks from the front when cold when I'm pulling off in first - I haven't noticed the noise at any other time.

    I've heard that the radiator mounts may be faulty....I've checked the service print out that I got with the car and there's no mention of these being replaced.

    Will Vx change these free as part of a recall (mine's an 03 03 and high mileage) or will I have to put hand in pocket?

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    well it's so well known to VX that they may just do it for you.. but if you have to change them then it's a complete doddle..one bolt a side..

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    I would say thats your problem chap , I had my radiator mounts changed and it sorted the noise out a treat .... although i now have another creaking noise when going over speed humps and it sounds nothing like the previous noise.... sounds like its coming from the suspension ??



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    spring sleeves then for you young man..about a fiver to buy the pair and a visit the the workshop for about an hour to fit..

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    I have a similar creaking noise on my 04 Estate - coming from the front of the car - Rad mounts or springs you think?

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    Take your pick..without anyone veiwing the car and having a look underneath it's impossible to tell..

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    Had the same prob on my 1.8 Active.was the rad mountings and was done under warranty.

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    mine used to creak from the front and it was the radiator mounts.
    but still creaks over speed bumps..seems to be coming from back/centre of car?

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    I have the same prob with my 54 reg Estate, creaking sound when going over bumps, almost sounds like mud flaps scraping on the road.

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    'cured' big phils car by just changing the anti roll bar rubbers...so it may be something you guys need to look at..

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