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Metallic rattle from front left suspension
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Over the past couple of months my 2.0 HDi 2005 Berlingo Desire has developed a metallic "jangling" rattle from teeh front left wheel / suspension. It's fine going over speed bumps or one-off bumps / dips but if you get a rapid series of small bumps or pot holes then there is a clear (to me) rattling/jangling whch sounds like loose metal (reminds me of the jangling noise train couplings make as a freight train goes past). It only happens from the front left, not the front right wheel / suspension.

I am off to Cornwall next week (from Manchester so a bit of a drive) and want to get the car into my garage for a look before I do such a long journey but would be grateful for some pointers as to what the garage could look at - intermittent jangling rattles are often hard to detect when you don't drive a car every day! :-) Thanks for your help and guidance.
Citroen Berlingo 2.0 HDi Desire 2005
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#2
could be the drop link, it's a common problem, they are only about £10 each and are an easy swap.

Or it could be the suspension spring, they have a habit of a little bit breaking off and rattling profusely.
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#3
Thanks for your help. Are either of those serious enough to warrant urgent attention?
Citroen Berlingo 2.0 HDi Desire 2005
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#4
Drop link - no, front spring? yup.
Somedays you're the pigeon, Somedays you're the statue.
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#5
Nothing done and it's either gone away or I don't notice it any more. Will mark as solved as there's not "unexplained" option ;-)
Citroen Berlingo 2.0 HDi Desire 2005
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Do you remember that VW advert with the sqeaky earrings?? :lol::thumbsup:
2006 2.0hdi 600 with bench seat.  Cool
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(06-08-2012, 01:51 AM)petet66 Wrote:  Nothing done and it's either gone away or I don't notice it any more. Will mark as solved as there's not "unexplained" option ;-)
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