Car Mechanics (UK)

Bang­ing concern

- PSA Peugeot Citroen S.A. · Somalia · Belgium · Tonga · Iceland

► Builders aren’t gen­er­ally known for keep­ing their vans spic and span and the owner of this 2004 Peu­geot Boxer 350 was no dif­fer­ent. The ve­hi­cle was a work­horse and, so as long as it kept go­ing, he wasn’t too con­cerned about any strange knocks or bangs it might be mak­ing. How­ever, there was one par­tic­u­lar noise which seemed se­vere and did catch his at­ten­tion, so he brought it to us.

This was a good move. When we jacked it up, we dis­cov­ered that the top of the strut mount had broken away and was ef­fec­tively float­ing around loosely. This is not some­thing we’ve come across of­ten. New top mounts are read­ily avail­able, so ex­tract­ing the strut and com­press­ing the spring, the strut top was quickly re­placed, si­lenc­ing the bang­ing noise.

 ??  ?? The se­cur­ing points of the top mount had broken away leav­ing the strut top to float about.
The se­cur­ing points of the top mount had broken away leav­ing the strut top to float about.

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