rear suspension?

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Reggie54
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Joined: 01 Jun 2005, 15:31

rear suspension?

Post by Reggie54 » 01 Jun 2005, 15:42

I've got a problem with my peugeot 406 S reg 1.9 Diesel turbo. The problem seems to be with the rear suspension. Everytime I go over a small bump at high or low speed with the rear end, the whole read end shakes sideways like mad ? Any suggestions would be helpfull as to what to look for. I've already checked the anti-roll bars and they seem to have no play but there is a creaking sound coming from the read end when driving over bumps.
Thanks

arry_b
Posts: 519
Joined: 10 Dec 2002, 16:55

rear suspension?

Post by arry_b » 01 Jun 2005, 17:29

Look at your rear wheels from behind the car a distance.
Are they like this |------| <-OK
Or leant in at the top /------\ <-Trailing arm bearings gone

jakeuk
Posts: 48
Joined: 24 Nov 2003, 22:12

rear suspension?

Post by jakeuk » 02 Jun 2005, 11:14

sorry to butt in on your question reggie but i'm thinking of buying a 406 and the only bad things ive heared are to do with the rear suspension so may i just ask you more experienced guys what sort of things i need to look out for...cheers

Reggie54
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Joined: 01 Jun 2005, 15:31

rear suspension?

Post by Reggie54 » 02 Jun 2005, 14:25

Thanks arry_b. I've just had a chance to check today and the do seem to be /------\. Is another telltale sign the inner track on the tyre being totally worn out because when I got this from the previous owner the inner track on the left hand wheel had totally gone!
Hello jakeuk. I don't think you can get any worse then me whereby I bought a clocked car and the b***** had faked the MOT. If you do buy a peugeot just make sure all the electronics work cus thats another common fault. I think next time I'm going to stick to a japanese cars.