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    Looking for any pointers.Car driving fine.However, when I go over any speed bumps there is a loud creaking from the front (somewhere).I have not been under the car yet to check, but anything obvious I should look at.Car on original shocks/springs and is at approx 47K on the clock.

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    Anti roll bar bushes
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    deffo the bushes..easy to change at home

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    deffo the bushes..easy to change at home

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    Thanks for the tip.Where is the best place to get new ones? Dealers?

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    Mine is sometimes doing this... is there any chance of a simple how 2 anyone..

    Or even a few pointers

    Any help will help?? you know what i mean.

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    Just got round to changing mine earlier along with the drop link rods.

    No more creaking and drives better!

    Both bushes cost about £5, and both drop links were £25 from vx

    Check which size roll bar bushes you need?

    All completed in about an hour.

    I think there is a how 2 or description somewhere on here.

    And lastly you can use a 10mm ring spanner for the torx head on the roll bar bushes!!

    Woodsta

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    Apologies for sounding as if I know 'nowt' about cars.........are the bushes accessed from underneath the front of the car or from in the engine.I always assumed the anti-roll bar was across the top of the engine,but after having a quick look in,I am puzzled as to its whereabouts.

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    The anti roll bar sits down the bottom of the engine bay above the chassis.

    Turn your wheels fully to the left, look inside the front off side (drivers side) wheel,.

    You will see your wishbone that mounts to the chassis and the hub that your brake discs are attached to.

    Just above the wishbone your antiroll bar will bend over and to the right to a vertical drop link (straight bar with ball joints on)

    Follow the roll bar into the engine bay and you will see the anti roll bar bush, its a small rubber mount approx 1.5" in size and held in place by 2 torx bolts and a metal cup.

    Its in the same place both sides.

    Hope that helps (and makes sence)?

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    so do you need to jack the car up or can you do them from a set of ramps?

    does everything stay in place as you replace each part?

    about to replace my bushes/droplinks this weekend

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