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Saxo Suspension

Discussion in 'Motors' started by ChuKKi Ninja, 7 Jun 2006.

  1. ChuKKi Ninja

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    I'm a bit of a n00b at cars... :)

    I've had my P reg saxo 1.4 for about 5 months now, and for a while my rear suspension has been squeaky, I had it checked out by the local citroen dealer and they said it was fine, just needed a bit WD40 every now and then to stop the squeaking.

    However the squeak has turned into a rather worrying knocking sound coming from the passenger side rear wheel, anyone got any ideas what could be causing this?

    Thanx
    ChuKKi
     
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    I have the same problem with my pug 106, squeaking coming from the back rear wheel when driving slow (driver side). And I still avent fohnd out what it is
     
  3. Burbleflop

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    If it is knocking, I'd suspect a dodgy wheel bearing.
     
  4. paradigm

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    It'll be the bushes. The rear suspension bushes go quite frequently on the saxo/106.
     
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    Asked question on 106 forum

     
  6. mc_bob

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    My dads Kia had a similiar problem.
    Started knocking, turned out to be one of the shocks at the back.

    MC_Bob
     
  7. Sputnik II

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    I saw this exact problem on a car site a while back but, I can't remember the exact cure. It was something to do with a bolt on plate or something like that. GGR I'm gonna have to try and find it now because its got me thinking :p

    EDIT: Anti roll bar end plates, they wear and make noise apparently!
     
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  8. GT3

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    ARB end plates can come loose, you just need to tighten up the little bolt. It's worth whipping it off and covering it in loctite and putting it back on again. However that would usually make a mettalic "pinging" noise. Knocking on rear suspension could be trailing arm bearings, what mileage and age is the car?
     
  9. ChuKKi Ninja

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    cool thanx for the info guys... the car is booked in to the garage for the 15th to have a bit of work done, I'll ask them to take another look at it...

    any idea how much it would be to fix?
     
  10. ChuKKi Ninja

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    The car is 96 (P reg) 1.4 VSX, just had its 90,000 mile service too
     
  11. GT3

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    Could well be trailing arm bearings then. If it is, it will be cheaper to get a low mileage entire rear beam from the scrappy.
     
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    Mine is pug 106 1.1 22,000 miles ;)
     
  13. ChuKKi Ninja

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    when you say rear beam you mean the rear axle right?
     
  14. GT3

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    There is no rear axle. You have your beam and anti roll bar with your trailing arms pivoting off it. It is easiest to get this entire assembly and just bolt it onto your car and connect the brake lines up.
     
  15. ChuKKi Ninja

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    OK cool, I'll be getting it all checked out next week sometime

    In the meantime is it still safe to drive it? Got mates coming up for the weekend and will need to make some journeys in it, my wheels not gonna fall off or anything? LOL :D

    Thanx
    Dave.
     
  16. paradigm

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    Should be ok to drive, it will just clunk a bit.