Clonking noise on Peugeot Boxer 2006

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  1. Petros

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    I have a "clonking noise" on by base vehicle, peugeot boxer (2006) that appears to come from the off side front suspension area. I have recently had all the suspension/steering checked all all components appear to be solid and no "play" anywhere. Has anybody had a similar problem or any ideas? The only explanation the garage could come up with was that there could be slight wear on the steering rack which is undetectable at present. The "clonk" seems worse when the vehicle is pulling away to the right.:cry::cry:
     
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    Was that a strip down inspection or did they look for movement with a steel bar while pulling on the tyre?

     
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    Clonking noise

    Not a full strip down but the wheels off and usual iron bar job:Doh:
     
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    could be wear in the driveshaft or cv joint
     
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    It could be the constant velocity joints, any void bushes, engine mount gone the torque of the engine lifting it when you let the clutch out, broken spring\shock absorber, loose silencer.
     
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    Probably a track rod end. Mine did this for some time and was only replaced at the second MOT.
     
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    CV joint would be my first thought.

    It'll need some investigation. Occasionally a little maintenance is all that is required. My Santa Fe needed stripping down, cleaning and re-greasing. :thumb:
     
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    Find a nice big carpark and do a ciircle on full lock clockwise and anti-clockwise and if that makes it sound bad then it is the constant velocity joint. At least that will prove or eliminate that.
     
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    I had exactkly the same problem on a new fiat based mh back in 2006. It sounded like the suspension was knocking or flexing the bodywork. The fiat agents diagnosed the steering rack and changed it. It did improve things but there was still the occasional knock. I was never really convinced they had got to the bottom of the problem.

    I could not believe that a brand new rack could be that loose as to cause the knocking.
     
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    agreed....
    Knocking under acceleration and worse/louder when turning is invariably a worn CV joint.

    It will be hard to find when stationary as, unless the joint is very badly worn, it needs to be under load to be audible.

    I suggest you change garages....if you explained the noise to the mechanic his first thought should have been CV joint and a test drive to confirm either way.

    It needs sorting before it fails completely.
     
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    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

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    It might be CV joints but the word "clonking" doesn't fit really. Worn CV jonits generally give a repeated sharp "click" on full lock turns. "Clonking" noises are more often caused by knackered top strut mounts on Ducatos when travelling over rough roads, its a fairly common problem. Be aware that I mean the mounting not the bearing, there is a pretty big difference in price between top mounts and strut top bearings.

    D.
     
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