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    Default Vectra 2.0 DTI knocking resolved.

    Hello bit of an obscure one and I doubt anyone will come across this again although you never know? I thought I would share it all the same because there is a bigger lesson to be learned from it. It is no doubt a lesson that many of you will be more than aware of however, like I did it is a lesson that can over time be forgotten.

    My car ran fine on its test drive but on the way home it developed a knock from the front off side suspension. I was a bit confused as to how I could have missed this knock but was philosophical that is would be an obvious and cheap fix.

    Drop arms had been done in fact when I went to view the car it was away having a rear calliper and the drop arms replaced. They had to go and rush it back from the garage so I could view it, the implications of which were lost on me at the time.


    I have read a lot of relevant posts on here for inspiration, drop arms are new so its not that, I have checked the ball joint, bushes, checked the spring even looked at the radiator mounts all to no avail.

    Today I gave the suspension a bit of a bounce got the noise in my head and came in the house for my tea. Suddenly I had a eureka moment, grabbed my spanners and once outside had the problem fixed in a few seconds.

    The lesson learned is, never take for granted that a new part is not faulty or has been fitted correctly. In this case, in their haste to finish the job they had only finger tightened the bottom bolt of the drop arm. It was tight enough to last the test drive but started to work itself loose shortly after resulting in the knocking that has been driving me mad ever since.

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    Perseverance is the key...well done.

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