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    Could someone confirm this is the right part i'm after?

    http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Va...5e9eb21e9&ABAB

    Crunching noise when going over speed bumps, been told to replace ARB bushes.

    Cheers, Danny.

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    As long as that's the model of Vectra you have, then yes, that's the anti-roll bar bush you need to replace.

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    Ok cheers mate!

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    How easy is this job to do, has anyone any idea? Or would I be better taking it to a garage?

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    Anyone?

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    I did the rear ones about 6months ago, following the How to. It was complete BStard of a job to do. The clips would just not budge.

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    dont take it 2a garage when there are ppl on here who r willing 2help you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danialj32 View Post
    How easy is this job to do, has anyone any idea? Or would I be better taking it to a garage?
    The How2 is very good for this particular job, it's not difficult, just a little fiddly. And if you take it to a garage, they'll be charging you labour time just to be turning the two bolts with a small spanner, a few degrees at a time.

    Basically, it would be a very easy job if access to the anti-roll bar bush was better. As it is, you just have to be patient and spend ages loosening and tightening the small bolts that hold the bush in place.

    Because access is limited, it's a fiddly job to undo those two bolts that hold the clamp in place around the bush. That's the hard bit, and that's why garages will charge quite a bit, as it'll take them time.




    Above is an example of an anti-roll bar bush (although it's not from a Vec), the anti-roll bar goes through the hole, and the bush has a split in one side so that you can open it and wrap it around the bush (rather than having to thread it over the end of the anti-roll bar and push the bush along to the correct position). The bush has a U-shaped clamp that holds it in place, similar to the picture below (not identical though, as the picture isn't of a Vec):





    The tip is to undo the front bolt a bit first (front as in the one nearest the front of the car) and then undo the rear one the same amount; then the front one a bit more, then the rear one a bit more, and so on. This is because you don't want to undo the rear bolt completely - if it comes out, it'll be difficult to put it back in, given the limited access. So, when the front bolt comes out, don't loosen the rear one further. With one bolt out, you can lever the bracket off the bush, then lift up the anti-roll bar a bit and pull the old bush off.

    Open the split in the new bush and wrap it around the anti-roll bar, hook the rear end of the bracket under the rear bolt (the one that's still in place), then pull the front edge of the bracket down enough to be able to put the front bolt through it and start to tighten it. If the bolt won't catch on the threads, then it's because the bracket and the new bush are stopping it, so move them slightly to allow the bolt to seat in the hole correctly. Tighten the front bolt a bit, then the rear one a bit, then the front some more, etc etc. That's all the hard bit done, and you'll probably manage to do the other side in half the time.

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    Alright cool, shall definately give it a go at the weekend! Ordered 2 front bushes, should come friday, keep me busy. Cheers!

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    are the back ones common to replace??? reason i ask, when im going round a bend or roundabout etc, and theres ruts or grooves in the road, it feels like my tyres are following the ruts and grooves, and get rear body roll? like the wheels are planted but the back end sways a bit, would this be down to them???

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