I was driving the wifes Vectra this afternoon. We went over a speed bump (don,t you just love these things). There was the dreaded "BOING" noise. From the left hand side.
Both Larisa,s and my heart sank. Do you think that is the spring she said. Hope not I replied.
On the way home I drove with the window open to listen the the now too familiar rattling noise. I could hear "the rattle" coming from the right!.
When we got home I jacked up the right handside.......... Yep a broken spring. By the look of the brake/fracture it had been broken for a while.
So I then jacked up the leftside where we heard the "boing" noise....Yep another broken spring on this side as well. Only the brake/fracture was fresh.
I have ordered a pair off Ebay and will be fitting them when they arrive.
I have lost count to how many front springs I have fitted to this motor. You never needed to replace springs on cars many years ago. They must be making them out of rubbish steel now a days.