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    Default Phantom Creaking - Known Fix/Problem?

    Hi,

    When the car comes down from going over high & narrow speed bumps the car makes a 'creaking' noise which seems to be coming from the middle of the car rather than either side of the side of the car. It has been suggested it that this noise is due to "weak" shock absorbers but nothing that needs replacing.
    I also have another 'squeak' which was emanating from the front nearside. This squeak differs from the afore mentioned which can be likened to a swinging un-oiled garden gate hinge. I took it to a local garage which came to the conclusion of dried out Anti-roll bar bushes which they lubricated. This resolved the issue for a short while but now it has come back. I have spoken to another garage who are going to look at the "swinging gate squeak" tomorrow and have also suggested that the "creaking" from the front is a common problem for which there is a known fix. He couldn't tell me what this fix was at the time and said he was going to look through some records of previous work carried out on other Vectra-C's experiencing this problem.

    Does anyone know what this fix may be? What could the outcome of a second inspection of the squeaking dried out Anti-Roll Bar bushes be?

    Any suggestions to help inform me would be greatly appreciated.

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    More than likely your ARB bushes. Failing that it could be a top mount or bearing. Also Radiator mounts are prone to making a screeching noise.

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    ARB Bushes. Mine did it til i replaced them, super silent now

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    Thank you both for the suggestions. I took it to the garage - they suspect a number of worn bushes, I can't remember which. He did say however, rather than replacing the individual bushes it would be more economic to replace the wishbone. So, what bushes might this suggest if the wishbone needs replacing itself? Wishbone Bushes?

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