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honestly3k

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So for a couple of months had a little rattle coming from the drivers strut on the 6 when going over any small road blemish.

Have been using it as a weekend car but since i sold the meridian last week it has been a workhorse and has done about 1K miles in that time....

Yesterday the rattle gets louder and car seems to sporadically pull to one side or the other every now and then.

After my job turned the wheel full right lock and looked under the car to see the wishbone bolt which is about 4-5 inches long sticking right out of the joint!!!!!

Had almost fallen right out. Yikes - glad i had a look as it could have ended very badly!

So jacked the car up took off the wheel and waited for the AA guy to arrive and he torqued it up with the right tool.

So second time its come loose over time. Had newly fitted wishbones when i bought it.

So im thinking whatever bellend fitted them has screwed the thread right and it keeps coming loose?

Any remedy suggestions?

AA guy said something about screw lock or something.Shock

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Posted 26th Jan 2011 at 23:23
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Post #2
Not sure which one you mean but yes threadlock should sort, or maybe a nyloc nut if it's not too near anything hot?

Sounds like a close call though...

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Posted 26th Jan 2011 at 23:33
honestly3k

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Post #3
I'll try and upload the photos tomorrow but dont have my data cable with me.

Its to the right of the oil sump. The joint just below the driveshaft rubber seal.

Could've been bad if the bolt had totally come out whist driving.

Some amazing B-roads down in devon/plymouth area though! Smile

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Posted 26th Jan 2011 at 23:37
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Stick a new bolt and nylock in both sides, no worrying about it then.

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Posted 27th Jan 2011 at 01:00
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Post #5
Standard peugeot pinch bolt and nylock nut comes to about 2.40. Never had one come loose when torqued up correctly so I'd give that a try... Just don't be tempted to overtighten them.
Posted 27th Jan 2011 at 01:11
honestly3k

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Here you go, has to be a buggered thread right?





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Posted 28th Jan 2011 at 01:13
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Post #7
very lucky boy that could have been messy on a motor way.

use a nylon nut and torque it to correct torque

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Posted 28th Jan 2011 at 02:29
eddy_gti6

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is it just the pic or is that bottom engine mount f*cked aswell?

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Posted 28th Jan 2011 at 02:34
smegal

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Did that not knock when you lift off the throttle?

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Posted 28th Jan 2011 at 02:38
honestly3k

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Whats a nylon nut? Where can i get one from?

Eddy which pic do you mean? Not sure which bit is the mount... Wouldnt suprise me though....p*ssing car!

Could explain the vibration in the cabin im getting on idle on occasion....possibly... :S

Heres another pic maybe you can see it there.

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Posted 28th Jan 2011 at 02:39
honestly3k

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Post #11
It was knocking and rattling like a b*tch yeh.

Even since yesterday i can feel its starting to come loose again.

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Posted 28th Jan 2011 at 02:41
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Are your wheels properly balanced? I've had unbalanced wheels shake/vibrate that bolt loose over time.

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Posted 28th Jan 2011 at 02:45
eddy_gti6

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yep that mount looks f*cked to me mate LOL

get yourself one of there solid mount

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Posted 28th Jan 2011 at 02:49
honestly3k

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Havent had the wheels balanced since ive owned it so that could be a factor i guess.

Eddy which bit is the mount? Costly to replace?
Pressumably i can get that bit from peugeot?

Anyone got any servicebox part numbers for this mount?

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Posted 28th Jan 2011 at 02:48
honestly3k

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Ah think i know the bit you mean now lol.

The circular shaped thingy with the mashed up black insides?

Did that pic give it away then LOL?

Still...sod playing 135 for solid engine mounts.

Edit: found some good info in the FAQ's.

But cheers for pointing that out eddy. Thumbs up

Any uprated mounts but for not so much money going around?

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Posted 28th Jan 2011 at 03:05
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N'mind, thought you mean the rear one, the front goes into a captive nut in the recess on the subframe behind that bush

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Posted 28th Jan 2011 at 03:05
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phillipm wrote:
N'mind, thought you mean the rear one, the front goes into a captive nut in the recess on the subframe behind that bush


Was thinking that reading the above repliesLOL

If you think the threads are knackered the square captive nut is available from PugWink

Part number=3522 55 SQUARE NUT 12X175

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Posted 28th Jan 2011 at 03:49
smegal

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honestly3k wrote:
Ah think i know the bit you mean now lol.

The circular shaped thingy with the mashed up black insides?

Did that pic give it away then LOL?

Still...sod playing 135 for solid engine mounts.

Edit: found some good info in the FAQ's.

But cheers for pointing that out eddy. Thumbs up

Any uprated mounts but for not so much money going around?


I have an uprated lower mount and unless it is a dedicated track car I wouldn't recommend them, they transmit so much noise through the cabin.

Genuine peugeot only.

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Posted 28th Jan 2011 at 04:57
honestly3k

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smegal wrote:
honestly3k wrote:
Ah think i know the bit you mean now lol.

The circular shaped thingy with the mashed up black insides?

Did that pic give it away then LOL?

Still...sod playing 135 for solid engine mounts.

Edit: found some good info in the FAQ's.

But cheers for pointing that out eddy. Thumbs up

Any uprated mounts but for not so much money going around?


I have an uprated lower mount and unless it is a dedicated track car I wouldn't recommend them, they transmit so much noise through the cabin.

Genuine peugeot only.



Was just reading that in some threads about solid mounts.

Think you are right, will pop into peugeot today and see about getting a new mount and this nylock nut and pinch bolt....

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Posted 28th Jan 2011 at 11:16
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Bet you would've noticed if that bolt had come out!

Bullet dodged.

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Posted 28th Jan 2011 at 12:33
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Post #21
Eddy its looks fine just very very dirty!

Old and new Solid one



as above, a lot more vibration though (but a little nice response with all solid mounts Devil

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Posted 28th Jan 2011 at 14:13
fozzy_255

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Post #22
you might want to check the thread that the bolt goes into. it just slides out so easily replaced.

I drove for a couple of hundred miles without realising this:

Posted 28th Jan 2011 at 14:23
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honestly3k wrote:

Think you are right, will pop into peugeot today and see about getting a new mount and this nylock nut and pinch bolt....


Nylock nut?Unsure

As per posts above,there is no nylock nut involvedRoll eyes

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Posted 29th Jan 2011 at 17:55
honestly3k

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Indeed, apparantly some square nut behind the bolt/in the joint that the bolt goes into.

Ordered a new bolt, if its not that it will be the nut that needs replacing Smile

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Posted 29th Jan 2011 at 18:09
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had my wishbone snap last friday , wassnt too messy as i was doing about 10 mph when it gave way under light braking , pulled the shaft out without damaging the splines though so i was also very lucky as it was a 50squid and fixed job otherwise it would have been a lot more pricey with a shaft too

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