Rattly Peugeot 309 GLD

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AlanBP
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Rattly Peugeot 309 GLD

Post by AlanBP » 11 Jul 2003, 22:45

My 309 GLD 89 F-reg is very rattly over cobbles & rough roads and the nosie appears to be coming from the front suspension and can easily be felt through the steering column. I fitted new Sachs shockers to it last Autumn and she had new upper strutt bearings in 98. Notice that when I reverse there is a sound like the struts/springs "settling" but yet when I look up inside the strutt it all looks aligned etc.
Could anyone suggest what could be loose or worn to cause this.
Cheers in advance
Alan P

CITMAN
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Post by CITMAN » 12 Jul 2003, 22:58

my 95 zx has similar problem which developed all of sudden. This has been put down to wear in the steering rack which causes the inner track rod ends to move about only up and down, but doesnt seem to have caused any side to side movement at the front wheels

AlanBP
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Post by AlanBP » 15 Jul 2003, 18:38

Thanks Citman
I'll check out the steering rack. Outer TRE was an advisory at the last MOT but no mention made of the inners, but there might be play there also.
My other thought is loose ball joints AFAIK they are original fittings & I reckoned they would contribute to the rough road rattling.
Many thanks
Alan P