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by D9406
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: humming noise
Replies: 9
Views: 995

Re: humming noise

Well, the noise has disappeared.
I haven't changed anything, tightened or loosened anything, it's just stopped. I don't know why, or what caused it, hopefully it has gone for good.
Andy
by D9406
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: black friday deals
Replies: 0
Views: 388

black friday deals

Not sure that this should go in this section, my back box, 2.0 hdi 110 estate has been blowing, can get two fingers in the hole next to where it couples to the next section. Euro car parts had an early black Friday deal code so I bought a back box for £27, click and collect. Car now much quieter so ...
by D9406
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: humming noise
Replies: 9
Views: 995

Re: humming noise

Took wheels off and checked pads, all good, I'd fitted new pins when I last changed discs and pads, pads nice and free. I checked tyre pressure, not bad, span wheels on jack nothing major noted other than a slight bit of play on off side. Then I over inflated tyres to 36psi, hum not as bad but it no...
by D9406
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: humming noise
Replies: 9
Views: 995

Re: humming noise

I hadn't thought about tyres, I'll check the air pressure tomorrow. The noise doesn't appear when driving in a straight line only when turning left and the weight transfers to the off side of the car. Could be the tyre sidewall if pressure is down a little. Odd thing is though, if I touch the brake ...
by D9406
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: humming noise
Replies: 9
Views: 995

humming noise

Hi all, I have a humming noise from the rear of the car, not all the time though. It happens when I'm turning left, either on a long turn or a short turn when going about 30+mph. Noise disappears if I feather the brakes. There's no roughness when the wheel is spun and no wobble but on the rear off s...
by D9406
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: 406 estate, heater blower just stopped this morning.
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Re: 406 estate, heater blower just stopped this morning.

I had this problem recently, turned out to be melted contacts in the ignition switch. Eventually it failed with the keys in, engine running and unable to turn engine off or turn keys to remove them.
Replaced switch with new unit from Ebay and blower working again. 99 hdi 110.
by D9406
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: front top mount bearing seized
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

Re: front top mount bearing seized

Job done, Thought about Jaspers method of doing the NSF strut removal and did it differently. I took the wheel off, removed pinch bolt then placed a second jack under the bottom suspension arm and jacked up until the car was only just about to lift off axle stands. Then put the coil compressor on an...
by D9406
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: front top mount bearing seized
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

Re: front top mount bearing seized

Well, 4 hours and both rear control arms replaced, OSF strut removed new bearing fitted and strut replaced. Everything came apart easily and went back easily. Old bearing was unrecognisable, just a pile of rust but the top spring seat and top cap were in good nick. Loads of very strong painkillers n...
by D9406
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: front top mount bearing seized
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

Re: front top mount bearing seized

I think I found the answer re socket, I was confused with the special tool to remove the ball joint so I think it is just a normal socket. Of course, I may be wrong.
Andy
by D9406
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: front top mount bearing seized
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

Re: front top mount bearing seized

Thanks Jasper,
Is it just a standard socket needed for bottom ball joint, 22mm? I have the 35mm socket and torque key sockets for top bolts.
Andy
by D9406
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: front top mount bearing seized
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

Re: front top mount bearing seized

Thanks for the advice Peter, I found a place in Bristol that had one set of bearings only, so I have enough for both sides, for £28 1st class post, so ordered those. I couldn't find any local motor factors selling just the bearings, full top mount kit only at £56 each. Bought a heavy duty spring com...
by D9406
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: front top mount bearing seized
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

front top mount bearing seized

Hi, Failed MOT today, 99 plate genuine 126k, both front top mount bearings seized. Quoted £448 to replace these and rear radius arms. Rear arms aren't a problem, how hard is it to do the top mounts? Will it need a complete unit, quote £56 each, or can I just replace the bearings? Also failed on a re...
by D9406
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: heater fan
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

heater fan

The blower on my heater has stopped working. I read that the ignition switch can cause problems like this so after checking fuses which were all ok I wiggled the steering column while the engine was running and the fan worked properly. Instead of stripping out for switch has anybody bypassed the swi...
by D9406
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: DMF gone
Replies: 5
Views: 1628

DMF gone

Hi, not been on the board in a while, still got the Hdi estate, 99 plate and 115k. DMF has gone, thought it might have been the bottom engine mount as I looked at it and it was well shot so I replaced that but it wasn't the problem. Taking off causes a lot of vibration and pumping through the clutch...
by D9406
Mon May 11, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Brake dust
Replies: 11
Views: 3391

Re: Brake dust

To Captain Jack, mesothelioma is always fatal no matter when it is diagnosed. It can stay dormant for up to 50 years. Hi Welly, Solicitors have been working with hospital and now coroner since September last year. Waiting for inquest verdict, due end of this summer. We have a good QC, very experienc...