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    Damn noisy suspension!!

    Im sure iv mentioned this before but everytime i go over a speed bump or something similar.............groooooaaaaaan!! Like a very deep screach (for want of other words)

    Makes an awful racket, like the springs need WD40 or something!!

    Anyone else got this, and maybe the cure aswell???

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    Mine's the same, and it's starting to get embarassing with people staring, dogs barking and children screaming as I try to get over a speed bump without creaking. It's loud inside the car, so god knows what it sounds like outside :shock:

    Vaux supposedly sorted this under warranty - by 'greasng the anti-roll bar'. It only worked for a week, and then returned with a vengence.

    I'd hazard a guess at some dry bushes somewhere, maybe it is the ARB, maybe not. Come a warm/dry day I'll have a looksee.

    Good excuse to fit some springs at the same time

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    By the sounds of it, you want the anti roll bar bushes replaced.

    This is quite a common fault, mainly on zafira's though.

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    i got the same to, (w.reg astra) sounds like it mostly comes from the front passenger side, i know what you mean about speed humps.... its a well harsh noise! i got vaux to have a look at it - they recon they road tested it and could not find anything ! mind you, its still under network q warrenty i bet when that expires they will tell me i need new shocks and bushes ect !! ******rs !!

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    Lube me baby

    Mine and the missus had this problem but mainly from the rear of the car.
    Took it to a local garage and they just threw some lube on the back springs and hey presto! muchos no more squeeks!!!

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    I have the same problem, although mine doesnt sound like a groan, it sounds more of a creeky scraping sound when I go over speed bumps. Its quite loud. The car is only a year old too.

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    Hi guys

    I know this is an old post but I've got this problem (only when its cold), and I wondered if it got worse for any of you guys, or caused a serious problem/failure? Do any of you find the sound is only there when it's cold and the cars only been running for a few minutes? Only ever happens on the speedbumps when I first leave my road in the morning...

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    Mine seems weather dependant - sometimes it's OK sometimes I can get children screaming with the noise. If it only does it when both wheels go over the bump then it's the ARB bushes.

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    Ahh so its not just me then.Got vaux to be having a look into mine tomorrow morning and the noise is embarrasing creachy crunch its a horrible noise so loud.I have noticed its a lot worse when its cold or damp.I sprayed wd on it yesterday to see if it shuts up and i did well alot compared to how it usually is.Will using poly bushes help this ?

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