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Sep 3, 2018
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Hi everybody
We are in Spain now having driven around 1300 miles since home without any problems. We are in Elddis autoquest 6.3 mts 2013 on a 2.2hdi Peugeot boxer bed.

Last night we pulled up and had to put the front wheels on the highest leveler of 150mm. Went to bed at rear of van and while turning over ( no jokes please) there was a clanging noise coming from underneath ( again no jokes)

So this morning I get under the van can not see anything wrong. I get my wife to jump up and down in the van. The noise seems to be coming from around the leaf spring area.

We have stopped for a couple of days so would welcome any advice
 

Lenny HB

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If it doesn't do it without the ramps it must be due the loading on the springs if that is the case why not turn the van round and put the rear wheels on the ramps. Or just put up with it on a slope.
 
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Piratepapy
Sep 3, 2018
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Thanks Lenny
I had the same train of thought but needed to hear it from some else
 
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Piratepapy
Sep 3, 2018
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Hi Mike

Sorry mate, but what are bump stops

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mike mcglynn

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They are large rubber cone shaped shock reducers and they sometimes fall off usually black and about fist size they sit in a central position on the leaf springs .
 

Lenny HB

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Following on from Mike's post if it has the camping chassis rather than the chassis cab it will have spring assisters instead of bump stops. Similar but 2 or 3 times the height of bump stops they practically touch the springs with the van sitting at normal ride height. If it has those they could be getting over compressed.
 
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Hi Guys
You have both soothed my worried brow, I can now get back to the sangria
Thank you both very much
 
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If you have a spare wheel, make sure it's pulled up to its stop. We had a similar situation in our 175,moving slowly we could hear a clang and it transpired we has bottomed out on the spare wheel and pulling off had slackened the cable. Once readjusted it was OK.

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As soon as I read the title, my mind went immediately to "The test pilot" episode of Hancock.
All I envisioned was Kenneth Williams hanging onto the back of the 'van, saying, "Can I come in"?
 
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Might just be the rear leaf spring bushes creaking ? There's a mod on one of the Fiat chassis' that takes care of this and my son's Ranger pickup makes a couple of "knocks" as you set off.
 

Louis

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Shock bushes ?
 

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