Xantia 'clonking' noise

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Xantia 'clonking' noise

Post by Paul » 01 Mar 2001, 18:11

My 1996 Xantia 1.9TD VSX estate makes makes a clonking noise when going over bumps at low to medium speeds which seems to be getting slowly worse. I've had a good look around the suspension and exhaust fixings and can't find anything loose but there seems to be a slight fluid weep from the RHF suspension strut (though not enough to cause noticable loss of fluid). The car still steers as well as it ever did. Anyone got any ideas? Thnaks.
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Post by alan s » 05 Mar 2001, 13:08

Paul,
Go to "Common Faults & Fixes" on this forum & you will find a couple of suggestions on what causes this on a BX. May be some help to you when you go searching for the cause.
Alan S
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My 1996 Xantia 1.9TD VSX estate makes makes a clonking noise when going over bumps at low to medium speeds which seems to be getting slowly worse. I've had a good look around the suspension and exhaust fixings and can't find anything loose but there seems to be a slight fluid weep from the RHF suspension strut (though not enough to cause noticable loss of fluid). The car still steers as well as it ever did. Anyone got any ideas? Thnaks.

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alan s
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Post by alan s » 05 Mar 2001, 13:08

Paul,
Go to "Common Faults & Fixes" on this forum & you will find a couple of suggestions on what causes this on a BX. May be some help to you when you go searching for the cause.
Alan S
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My 1996 Xantia 1.9TD VSX estate makes makes a clonking noise when going over bumps at low to medium speeds which seems to be getting slowly worse. I've had a good look around the suspension and exhaust fixings and can't find anything loose but there seems to be a slight fluid weep from the RHF suspension strut (though not enough to cause noticable loss of fluid). The car still steers as well as it ever did. Anyone got any ideas? Thnaks.

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Post by Paul » 06 Mar 2001, 03:27

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My 1996 Xantia 1.9TD VSX estate makes makes a clonking noise when going over bumps at low to medium speeds which seems to be getting slowly worse. I've had a good look around the suspension and exhaust fixings and can't find anything loose but there seems to be a slight fluid weep from the RHF suspension strut (though not enough to cause noticable loss of fluid). The car still steers as well as it ever did. Anyone got any ideas? Thnaks.

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Post by Paul » 06 Mar 2001, 03:30

I have traced the problem to the lower bearings on the anti-roll bar drop links. I put the front wheels on ramps and listened for noises with a piece of tube while a heavy weight friend bounced the car up and down. Once I knew roughly where to look I could feel the small amount of play. New drop links have sorted things out.
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