Suspension noise on front of car

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Inconceivable
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Suspension noise on front of car

Post by Inconceivable » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:00 am

Hi all,

I have had the car since 1st September, with having owned the car for less than two weeks, when I went up a hill which has speed bumps on it I could hear rattle from the front (I think the suspension). Booked in with my local dealer on 3 occasions now and they have replaced the drop links and anti roll link bar. Now every time they have said the problem has been resolved with each time the case being opened with Vauxhall being closed. When I took it up the same hill with the speed bumps this noise was replicated again and again even with the replacements, an engineer has been up with me on several occasions also and he has been able to hear the noise as well, now I have got to a point where I'm extremely frustrated and concerned about this!

(I have tried attaching an audio clip to this post but for some reason it wouldn't allow me too, so it can be found on this link: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0W7CWapkKZa - the sound occurs around the 6 second mark)

Has anyone else come across this issue? and any help will be very much appreciated, thanks!


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Re: Suspension noise on front of car

Post by Sri150 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:27 pm

I have the same problem as you, but unfortunately no solution as yet.

The noise seems to come from the front suspension when going over very high speed bumps only. Nothing looks out of the ordinary up front and I tried bouncing the car up and down with the bonnet open to see if the noise occurs with suspension movement but it doesn't.....

Quite frustrating as the car sounds like an old creaky junker over high speed humps when it's meant to be the latest and greatest


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Re: Suspension noise on front of car

Post by Sanitizer » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:14 pm

Top mounytings dry... Apply grease...
Paul W...


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Re: Suspension noise on front of car

Post by Sri150 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:19 am

How do you grease the top mountings.... Anyone done this?...


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Re: Suspension noise on front of car

Post by Inconceivable » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:34 pm

If anyone can advise further on greasing the top mountings would be great too, I really can't cope anymore!


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Re: Suspension noise on front of car

Post by Sanitizer » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:57 pm

You need to jack the car up or use a ramp. Remove road wheel. Undo and remove the 2 bolts holding the suspension strut to the hub. Opem bonnet and undo the 3 top nuts holding the strut up. Pull the strut free from the car. Apply grease to the mounting touuches the body.. re assemble.
Paul W...


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Astra Model: Astra K 136 Elite SS
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Re: Suspension noise on front of car

Post by Sanitizer » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:04 pm

apply grease to the red areas.

strut.jpg

Paul W...


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Re: Suspension noise on front of car

Post by Sri150 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:42 pm

Thanks for that. Sounds like a total nightmare job to me, one that I haven't got time for, and one that we shouldn't have to do on cars of this age for sure

Thanks for explaining how to do it though


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Re: Suspension noise on front of car

Post by Inconceivable » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:09 pm

Thank you, tbh I couldn't risk doing that myself :(


Sanitizer
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Re: Suspension noise on front of car

Post by Sanitizer » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:30 pm

Just to help make sure its the same noise... Does it more when cold outside and hardly notice it when warm..
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