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    Default Creaking from Front - Rad Mounts?

    Hello There,

    My wife has a 53 Plate Vectra 2.2 SRI that has a creaking noise coming from the front. Now ive read a few of the older threads on this site and it looks as though it is the common problem with the Radiator Bushes.

    Is there a How 2 on how to replace them or any Part Numbers for the bushes I need to get?

    Any Help greatly appreciated!!

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    I have the same problem but according to VX my car has had all the recalls carried out.

    Do you just get the noise when pulling away slowly?

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    I had the same problem a couple of years ago on a 53 plate Vectra, luckily i got it done under warranty, it wasn't on a recall though, i went into the stealers and they said right away it was the bushes

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    it's a well known fault and the dealer will either change them for you, or you could put a little grease in the cups to soak up the rattle a bit..
    Last edited by Gsi3.2; 26th June 2007 at 22:22.

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    Thanks for the quick responses guys!!

    Ill pop down to the dealers over the weekend and see what they say!!

    Is there a chance I coukld get it done under Warranty then? Or is the car too old?

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    Put some WD40 on the springs on the top rad mounts and its cured it for now

    Might put some grease on if the noise comes back

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    Hi and thanks so much for the WD40 tip. I've got a 53 Vectra SRI that I purchased in March this year and it's been driving me mad with a creaking noise that sounded as though it was coming from the front suspension but was even happening when only moving at very slow speeds. I've been meaning to have it looked at for a while now but put it off a bit due to thinking it would be an expensive job. Anyway, after reading the tip about the WD40 I opened the bonnet this morning, located the two springs at the top of the radiator at either side, sprayed with WD40 and hey presto, as soon as I reversed off the drive the problem was gone so thanks very much - I am now a happy bunny that's not being driven mad by an annoying creaking noice when travelling at low speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peternotails View Post
    Hi and thanks so much for the WD40 tip. I've got a 53 Vectra SRI that I purchased in March this year and it's been driving me mad with a creaking noise that sounded as though it was coming from the front suspension but was even happening when only moving at very slow speeds. I've been meaning to have it looked at for a while now but put it off a bit due to thinking it would be an expensive job. Anyway, after reading the tip about the WD40 I opened the bonnet this morning, located the two springs at the top of the radiator at either side, sprayed with WD40 and hey presto, as soon as I reversed off the drive the problem was gone so thanks very much - I am now a happy bunny that's not being driven mad by an annoying creaking noice when travelling at low speeds.
    I Must admit I love this forum. I too am very picky about unusual noises, and was suffering from the Rad springs. Little bit of WD40, and whey hey problem sorted!!!!

    Was also suffering from what I beleive to have been a dry fan belt whine......guess what? the wonders of WD40, sorted.

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    I was having the same problem on my siggy, went to the local vx to get a price to have the radiator mounts replaced the parts are £2.50ish and they wanted £152 to fit them.

    I got home and contacted Vauxhall direct about this creaking, then opened the bonnet and sprayed the springs and the noise has gone. 3 days later i got a phone call back from vauxhall with a case number to take my car in and get it inspected, Problem was i have just cured the creaking noise with the trusty wd40 so i will have to wait untill the noise comes back before taking the car in for an inspection.

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    Got a set of the new type Rad mounts which are just rubber instead of the spring mount, but never fitted them as they were a pane in the **** to get off and I didn't want do any damage by ripping them off.

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