The groaning Clio

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srobb
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The groaning Clio

Post by srobb » 02 Sep 2002, 16:01

Help!
I have a P reg Clio 1.4RT which has recently aquired a groaning sound appearing to come from the front of the vehicle, right of centre. It is a constant groan (very noticable) when on a straight road but gets much worse when steering to the left. All indications were the wheel bearings or CV.
A check on wheel bearings and CV joints has shown no problems there and my mechanic (very knowledgable father) is tearing his hair out!
Any suggestions welcome
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Post by RichardW » 02 Sep 2002, 19:01

Sounds like a wheel bearing for sure. worsening on LH bends suggests it's a RH one, but jack up and check every wheel (noise can confuse where it's coming from!). Some roughness should be apparent if it's making noise all the time - if not you'll have to put up with it until you can find enough play to diagnose it. It'll fail an MOT if there's much movement.
Another thought - don't know about Clios, but most Citroens have a bearing in the middle of the long (RH in their case) drive shaft - might be worth checking to see if you have such a thing, and if that is causing the problem.
Richard
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Post by srobb » 09 Sep 2002, 16:47

Thanks Richard
We have now replaced the bearing and even though there appears to have been nothing wrong with the old (apart from being a complete and utter pig to get off) the noise has now gone.
Sue
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