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    I'm not sure if this has been discussed eleswhere but while driving my SRI I hear a loud bang if it goes over any minor bumps in the road or if I go round a bend.......was gonna get it checked but wondered if anyone else had the same problem.
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    Yep had a loud bang from the rear o/s tyre. Got it up on a ramp and my rear shock had completely gone.
    I wouldn't always get the banging noise, and it sounded different but in the end it was the shock.
    Mines a 2.0 DTI Vec C by the way not an SRI

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    seems like it could be the rear upper/trailing link arm bushes that are caputt! they usually last about 60/80k, but they are not to difficult to replace, the complete arm is replaced,and are available from most motor factors and LMF VAUXHALL, all details about how to identify the knock and replacing the arms can be found on the brilliant `HOW TO` section, they cost approx £35 each, good luck a mornings work will see them done and the ride difference is very noticable.

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    sorry, search it as `rear control arm`

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    Thanks for that......sounds like from what you say it is the rear control arm.......found the "how to do" cheers.

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    UPDATE!!! Just been to the garage and they said I need 2 new arms which I'm guessing are the rear control arms...( discribed as Banana shaped)....
    Also 80-90 quid each!!!!!!!
    Gonna see if I can get them cheaper......

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    Yes, banana shaped and that is not a good price.

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    Got mine for around £34 each

    There are cheaper ones out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNODDY70 View Post
    UPDATE!!! Just been to the garage and they said I need 2 new arms which I'm guessing are the rear control arms...( discribed as Banana shaped)....
    Also 80-90 quid each!!!!!!!
    Gonna see if I can get them cheaper......

    ebay them mate, I pate just under £59.00 for the pair posted!


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    i had the exact same thing happening to me on my vectra c 2.0 dti just the other day its was driving me mad and yes it was the rear shocker had gone, replaced it yesterday and its sorted.

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