Car Mechanics (UK)

Broken spring

- PSA Peugeot Citroen S.A. · Tonga

►Feel­ing a resistance when pulling away the kerb, the owner of this 2005 Peu­geot Ex­pert van was con­cerned that he had a stick­ing brake. It was a good job that he didn’t drive too far as the resistance he was feel­ing was ac­tu­ally a broken road spring rub­bing against the in­ner wall of the tyre. Driv­ing much fur­ther would have re­sulted in the de­fla­tion of the tyre, leav­ing the van stranded.

At our work­shop, we fit­ted a new spring and re­placed the tyre. On the as­sump­tion that, if one spring had failed, the other was likely to do like­wise in the near fu­ture, the owner asked us to re­place the other side as a pre­cau­tion, hope­fully saving an­other tyre from be­ing ru­ined un­nec­es­sar­ily.

 ??  ?? The rub­bing spring had worn the tyre suf­fi­ciently to con­demn it to the scrapheap.
The rub­bing spring had worn the tyre suf­fi­ciently to con­demn it to the scrapheap.

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