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    Hi peeps, im new here. just having a few probs with my vectra. ive recently change my o/s rear upper control arm and within a week the n/s had gone! sound familiar?? but most importantly as its annoying me,i have a knocking coming from the front of my car, it sounds to me like a ball joint,its only on light poorly surfaced roads and bumps, NOT RAMPS! but ive been to 2 garages and they cant find anythin and have said il just have to wait untill it gets worst so they can find it easyer! but i im not so sure, its very annoying and cant ignore a knockin on a 54 reg vectra, lol can anybody help me? if you have had any problem like this then can you let me know.im glad i know what the back is but the front is driving me crazy. if you can help i would appreciate it. cheers.

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    Possibly radiator mountings, I had a 53 plate vectra with a knocking noise from front end got radiator mounts done no more problems.

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    radiator mounts highley unlikley mate come on wake up

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    i do get a creeking over ramps too, have done for ages, thats probley the radiator mounts but this is a defo metal on metal knocking.

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    O.K. didnt realise it was a metal on metal knocking.

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    Check the springs then the shocks mate!!
    Common probs!!

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    ok, cheers, il check them again, i brought springs a while back and it wernt what i needed so if it is them then thats ok, ive still got them lol

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    it will be the drop links or the lower control arm ball joint
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    i had the same thing get the wheels off and have a real good route around the bottom part of the spring as there really prone to snapping off. i ended up replacing the drop links, ARB bushes, tyres. only for the suspention to completly collapse on the left front.

    also if you do take the wheel off check your suspention has had the spring seat mod. its like a plastic sheath covering the bottom part of the spring. the cars with out this were prone for the springs to creak,bang, grind everything lol. its just the spring moving in the seat and the plastic just works as sort a "shim" / antifriction matierial between the two.


    but as said start with the cheapest thing, it never does any harm to stick new bushes and droplinks on as they are just arwull for breaking!

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