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Old 01-11-09, 07:56 PM   #1
 
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I have a 2008 yr 308 1.6 VTI Sport which has covered only 8K miles, great car but has suffered from front suspension rattles & clunks. It is worse at slow speeds when the shocks extend rather than compress. Peugeot have changed the engine mountings, and lower arms - no improvement really.
They say that they have checked the shocks but I am not convinced. Any ideas you guys?
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Old 01-11-09, 08:12 PM   #2
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Had a clunk in my 307 at the back once , couldn`t figure it out for ages turned out to be the nut at the bottom of the shock needed tightened,just an idea if you have already changed droplinks and balljoints.
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Thanks for the info, will ask Peugeot to check this out. Strange problem this, when driving over uneven roads, the steering goes very vague?
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Never had it go vague , they sure it`s not the rack?
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I thought it could be the rack, I had a very similar problem on my 60K passat, changed the rack and lower arms which cured the problem. Thing is they never bothered to change one thing at a time, so unable to pinpoint the issue.
I am visiting the garage in the morning, got some ammo now to start the discussion with them.
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Had the car in the Peugeot garage today, they checked everything out and said it was ok? They tightened all the bolts on the subframe which did not improve anything.
Has anybody else experienced clunking at the front end when driving on uneven roads?
Any ideas?
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Old 06-11-09, 06:32 PM   #7
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I`m afraid you`re stuck with this one until it gets worse and can be identified.
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Unhappy 308 suspension update

Local dealer has replaced the ball joints and still no improvement...still clunks over slight bumps. Getting fed up with this now. Anybody else had any issues with the 308 suspension?
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Heard it could be inner joints in the rack, few 307`s had same problem.
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Interesting, have you got any further information on this? I will take it up with the dealer? Easy job to fix? - more importantly would the dealer be able to physically see there is a fault as they will not replace anything which does not show a fault...
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