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banging on car
#1
hi can anyone help me? put new spring on front passenger side since then have a loud banging noise and shudder coming from car. could the breaking of the spring cause any other damage. when i fixed this i lost a pint of oil from gear box can you also tell me how to top this up.Huh forgot to say that its an 04 2litre hdi
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#2
Hmmm could be a few things. Has the broken spring been masking other faults that were previously there. You should replace springs as a pair due to different spring rates. Don't want to sound patronising but have you reassembled the strut correctly? Worn track rod ends can make loud banging.
I guess you pulled a driveshaft and lost oil from the diff? I would drain the lot and refill, the box will only take 2 litres (ish). See the post from few days about gearbox oil there is a link which may help you identify which box you have and how to fill it.
1.9d Mk2 (M59/BE4/5) with battle scars from a conservatory attack. Previously owned a 1.4i Mk2 Forte.Confusedalut:
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(28-02-2011, 08:27 PM)bubble but Wrote:  hi can anyone help me? put new spring on front passenger side

Hi, bubble but.

Did you replace only one spring or two?

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#4
Just replaced the broken 1 but have other there will put on at weekend. Drove car and it felt like wheels were wobbling about but everything is tight . wondered if its a lack of oil as it feels like drive is lost on left wheel when it bangs. Thanks for your help.
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#5
Main and basic rule during replacement of force elements in suspension: always change elastic elements on both sides! There's no diifference what is it, springs or torsions.
Below is the picture of McPherson's invention installed in Berlingos

[Image: susp.png]


Check:
1. Balancing of front wheels
2. Free rotation of upper suppoprting bearing.
3. Fastening of anti-roll bar link.
4. Noiseless and free rotation of front hub-bearing.
5. Free shift of front caliper.



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#6
Good drawing of components. Took car to garage to day and it made a lot of noise then had no gears and smoke coming out of engine. Sounds expensive.
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#7
Doesn't sound good. Good luck with it.
2005 Berlingo Multispace 1.6i Desire (Iron Grey)

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.


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#8
Garage said gearbox is caput so they have put in a second hand box new oil and put the spring on other side for £485 + vat .Dont know if price is ok or not.
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#9
how many miles are on the clock? not sure if thats a good price, guess it depends on second hand gearbox, what condition and any warranty on it.I have paid over £1400 for a shogun gearbox a few years ago.
Pete
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#10
87000 on car but dont know on the box.They put new clutch in aswell and it drives nice and smooth i used to crunch gears a bit last time but not now. hope it lasts.Got away with vat so just 485.
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