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    Default Do i need new shocks? Which ones to buy?

    Ok i dont know much about cars and i think that my front shocks are messed up..Basically the car makes a noise (cant explain the noise...) from the front of the wheels everything you go over a hump...is that the shocks? or springs..
    I have a vectra 06 plate 3.2...with high miles..

    and what do i need to fix this..Theres no sound coming from the back..
    Have tried but just can not think of a word that goes with the sound..

    Hope you can help..Any help is welcome

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    Knocking? Crunching? Squeaking?
    Could be a number of things causing the noise. For example crunching over speed bumps etc is likely to be anti-roll bar bushes or drop links.
    Have you had a browse through the suspension trouble shooting section to see if anything there sounds similar to your problem?

    The other option is pop to your local stealers and ask for the master tech to go for a test drive, he should be able to diagnose the problem.

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    More like a crunching noise then a knocking noise..but slight knocking aswell...tyre thread is fine if that helps..
    Wil look thro and keep you informed. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by vec3.2 View Post
    More like a crunching noise then a knocking noise..but slight knocking aswell...tyre thread is fine if that helps..
    Wil look thro and keep you informed. thanks
    jack up the car on the front side you think the noise is comming from - mine was doing the same with a creaking kind of noise.....after a closer inspection i found both front springs were snapped.
    examine the shocks as well just visually for wear and tear - should be pritty simple to see and only a 5 min job to check

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigP View Post

    The other option is pop to your local stealers and ask for the master tech to go for a test drive, he should be able to diagnose the problem.
    lol, i did this at 2 places.....BOTH said the suspension was perfect and there was nothing wrong with my car

    .......just shows how much they cared about mew and my pregnant wife at the time

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    does it happen when both wheels go over the bump or just one.

    if its both its prob the anti roll bar bushes (around £120 for the stealers to fix)

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    happens from Both wheels when going over humps..anti roll bushes hmm..will try and take it to my local garage some time this week.They done all the work on my car so far...dont think vauxhall care anymore..
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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-vectr...A1%7C294%3A200

    so u mean that? front anti roll bushes?

    Obviously thats not for my car but something like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertbuckie1 View Post
    a closer inspection i found both front springs were snapped.
    Quote Originally Posted by bertbuckie1 View Post
    lol, i did this at 2 places.....BOTH said the suspension was perfect and there was nothing wrong with my car
    Crikey Bert, thats bad news. I would be wary of going to them again. Its crazy how much dealers can vary.

    I have a good relationship with mine, they know I won't leave them alone till its fixed. Some times when I walk in I hear them let out a small sigh.

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    lol - my old fiesta broke down and when we were sold it we were promised a curtosy car from the garage, it was a recall problem and they refused to give me a car!!! said they had none ( lying gits )
    funnily enough they found one when i offered to smash the owners face thru the desk
    it shouldnt have to come to that though....i dont think anyone cares anymore

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