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Hi,

I am new here and hope to get some help as I am now stuck for ideas on my next move :-

When braking I get a thup on the front passenger wheel and can feel it through the pedal, this will carry on happening until my ABS warning light comes on and the car reverts to conventional braking but once the car has been turned off and on again no ABS light and the thupping continues again until the light comes on.

Now I have read over and over the forums and have done these things so far:

1. Local garage - said a piece of plastic was hanging by front driver wheel and was getting caught so said he replaced it and charged £40.00 (still the same piece of plastic on car??)

2. KwikFit - Brakes are fine but both back suspension springs broken at bases so £90.00 for the new springs fitted (no difference to the problem)

3. Local Garage - Mentioned the gap on the sensor and the rust and stuff, he removed wheel Discs, sensor and cleaned discs and sensors and refitted with a 1mm gap and also fitted new brake pads on the back as he said they where messed up from rust off the brake discs £50.00 (no better)

4. Rang Peugeot customer support and said about the fault and the work done, the man came back and stated no recall on the vehicle thank you for calling goodbye.

So thats me so far ..... please please help me as I have had the car 7 months and already had to spend £1400 on a new gearbox and £2000 on buying the car, I love the car and so want to keep it if I can just get everything working for once.

Thanks In Advance

('51' plate Pug 307 2.0 HDi Rapier 90bhp
 

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vincesmith said:
Hi,

I am new here and hope to get some help as I am now stuck for ideas on my next move :-

When braking I get a thup on the front passenger wheel and can feel it through the pedal, this will carry on happening until my ABS warning light comes on and the car reverts to conventional braking but once the car has been turned off and on again no ABS light and the thupping continues again until the light comes on.

Now I have read over and over the forums and have done these things so far:

1. Local garage - said a piece of plastic was hanging by front driver wheel and was getting caught so said he replaced it and charged £40.00 (still the same piece of plastic on car??)

2. KwikFit - Brakes are fine but both back suspension springs broken at bases so £90.00 for the new springs fitted (no difference to the problem)

3. Local Garage - Mentioned the gap on the sensor and the rust and stuff, he removed wheel Discs, sensor and cleaned discs and sensors and refitted with a 1mm gap and also fitted new brake pads on the back as he said they where messed up from rust off the brake discs £50.00 (no better)

4. Rang Peugeot customer support and said about the fault and the work done, the man came back and stated no recall on the vehicle thank you for calling goodbye.

So thats me so far ..... please please help me as I have had the car 7 months and already had to spend £1400 on a new gearbox and £2000 on buying the car, I love the car and so want to keep it if I can just get everything working for once.

Thanks In Advance

('51' plate Pug 307 2.0 HDi Rapier 90bhp
1- local garage , don`t go back there again

2-springs have no bearing on your problem

3-if there was enough rust on your discs he should have changed discs and pads, as for cleaning the sensor this sometimes works if not i would consider changing the faulty sensor (you need to diagnose which sensor) and this should cure your problem.(usually back right)

4-ring a peugeot garage (anyone) give them your vin and they will tell you if any recall is needed

2a - thought kwikfit checked your brakes before local garage

What happened gear box (dmf?)

And welcome to our happy crew.:thumb:
 

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i have the same problem on the front passenger side brake. it feels like the abs is working. can it be any one of the abs sensor or will it be the the front passenger side sensor? is there a how to on how to clean and set the sensor?
 

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I hope this will answer most problems here; What a pain these issues are, and there is always someone waiting in the wings to take your hard earned cash! I have also had ABS problem as described above. After snouting around I am shocked at some of the proposed sollutions. Most of these are at best sketchy. Wheel bearings; maybe but I doubt its likely that this would render the sensors far enough from the hub to cause the problem and if so I would think that there was already a problem with the sensor. Bushes; hmmm, I wonder if anyone has ever changed bushes and seen an instant result that resolves this issue? I very much doubt it. This sounds like another chapter in the 'GB [email protected]*s take' to me and I'd be willing to wager that most of the garages that you have been to know exactly what the problem is. It used to be the ladies that were the prime targets but now we are all at risk.
How I Sorted My Problems;
After talking to a dealer and spending hours looking for info I drew a blank. Last resort; I went to a local Peugeot breaker near Knighton, Powys. I explained the symptoms (ABS activating randomly, then light coming on and bleeping, then ABS not operating at all, bleeps occassionally repeated, lights on continually). He looked at me with a smile and said "rear sensors!". I asked if he was sure. "90%" he rep****. He showed me a rear sensor on a hub and explained that rust expands under the sensor and this pushes the sensor away from the hub.
I set about the back wheels of my car. Within an hour the breaks were pulled clear and the disc removed and the sensor was visible. Check the gap between the center of the hub and the sensor tip. Stick an allen key through one of the wheel stud holes and remove the retaining screw for the sensor. Once the sensor is out, chip of the built up rust and dirt so that the sensor has a nice flat surface to mate up with (take care not to damage the surface, try the sensor in situe as you clean). Once this is looking tidy, a good layer of suitable grease on the suface and refit the sensor. The tip should now look closer to the hub. Reassemble breaks and refit wheel and the job is done. Round the other side and follow the same procedure. Having completed the job I set off down the road and waited for the bleep, and waited and waited ... nope. Sure enough it has cured the problem .
I'm not saying that you should all run out and do this job but you can certainly go to a mechanic or dealer armed with this info and this should be the FIRST approach to resolving the problem. Its worth mentioning that I had to file one of the sensors to a flat surface again as it had warped slightly. I would not advise anyone to do this but a new sensor would be equally effective.

is there a photo of how to on this matter as it seems very commom and people getting rip off with brake replacment etc
 

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Remove wheel you will then need a 5mm allen key to undo the sensor bolt by going through 1 of the wheel bolt holes slide out sensor towards front of vehicle unclip wiring undo the connector then clean up the area where sensor sits as there will be a large build up of rust which has to be removed to get the correct airgap when fitting the new sensor which is about 2mm between sensor and the hub ring
 
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