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Post Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:24 pm
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Check your anti-roll bar bushes. If your getting the knock over bumps it could be a bit of play in the bar mount.


Post Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:31 pm
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DRTDVL wrote:
Check your anti-roll bar bushes. If your getting the knock over bumps it could be a bit of play in the bar mount.

My car has only done 5000 miles and developed a knocking noise on the front drivers side. After doing a bit of research I found that Peugeot are well aware of this fault so I booked it in at my local dealer. The car was later returned after saying they couldn't find anything so re greasing some part hence an argument ensued after trying to bulls!*t me it was sorted. Being an Engineer I began to explain that no amount of grease would fix it permanently and to keep hold of the car until they could come up with a real solution. One week later the shock absorber bushes were replaced and RESULT nice quiet car .
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Post Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:44 pm
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I hate that we greased some stuff... it's fixed shit.

Post Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:26 am
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I had a similiar prob until i found a ginger tom stuck in wheelarch,it had a head like a bull but when i pulled it out it had died some time previously.It seems they are attracted to the heat of the car engine. It seems to be a prob more on the 2l diesel as it gets warmer and more atraccive to felines.
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Post Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:36 am
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I picked mine up on the first of september. Red carbon model. Noticed a slight knocking straight away. When it went in for the first inspection i mentioned it. parts ordered and they had it back in. Both top strut mounts changed and now its knock free.

Post Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:14 pm
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So, I finally got fed up of the clonking noise, which now seems to have spread to BOTH front wheels, and the rear near side. The only one I haven't noticed it from is the rear offside.

I contacted my local Pug dealer in Wakefield, and it is going in for an initial free inspection tomorrow. I asked over the phone if they could assure me this would be a warranty repair if it was the shock mounts, but they refused to speculate until after seeing the car.

Can anyone confirm they have had mounts replaced under warranty? My car is 13 months old and 13k on the clock. I have had it 9 weeks and done 1100 miles.

The dealer I bought it from is a £50 petrol round trip away from me, but it did come with a 12 week warranty from them, so if the Pug dealer says it's not covered, I can always go back to them.
The reason for choosing the local garage is obvious, 1. it's a Pug dealer 2. it's local, so easier to arrange transport when I leave the car there, but if it's going to cost a fortune, it would be worth the petrol/time/inconvenience etc to go back to the supplying garage.
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Post Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:02 pm
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If your car is 13 months old doesn't the 3 year manufacture's warranty get transferred to the new owner?
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Post Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:27 pm
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It does yes Chris. I was just asking cos I wasn't sure if they would try to say the shocker mounts were a consumable part and therefore not covered. ( that's if that's what it turns out to be ) .

I was asking if anyone had this done under warranty cos if they have, when they inspect it tomorrow, I will be able to tell them it IS a warranty job, in case they say otherwise.

If it turns out to be something that is NOT covered by the 3 year warranty (which I will be extending before expiry) I still have the option of the warranty from the garage I bought it from, for another few weeks at least, which is why I thought it prudent to take it to the local Pug dealer now, while I still have a fall back.
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Post Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:57 pm
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So, just back from Evans Halshaw, Peugeot Wakefield. They test drove the car, unfortunately, the people of West Yorkshire clearly pay their taxes, and the roads are all billiard table smooth, so they couldn't detect the clonking noise. They did put it in the shop then though, and, again, couldn't really detect any problems, however.......

For current and future clonkers, there is a "notice" out from Peugeot, not a recall, which informs the dealers that if any RCZ comes in with FRONT shocker/suspension noise, they are to install a modified top mount curtesy of Pug.

The dealer has ordered the parts & it's going in on Monday for its new bits. The technician did say that as they couldn't find anything wrong, there was no guarantee that this will stop the noise, and the notice was only for the front shocks, so we will have to wait and see what the results of this modification are.
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Post Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:24 pm
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Hi mate, had mine done under warranty and was really quiet afterwards had only done about 6k .
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Post Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:47 pm
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Good news Dave, glad to hear that. Fingers crossed it will sort mine out too. I did ask, if it sorts the noise out at the front, but I still get the same from the back, can those be done under the same "notice" from Pug. They said the notice only covered the front struts, so not sure what my next course will be if I can still hear any "clonking"

They said lets just get these done first, then we can investigate further if needs be. Fair enough I think.

First visit to this dealer & so far I am happy with the way I have been treated, in fact, I felt "looked after" quite a lot really, and the number of staff talking to me about the Z made me feel quite important. I realise they should treat all customers like that, but I doubt that is the case if you were to go there with say a 108.

I will post the results after Monday.
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Post Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:14 pm
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Just out of interest Dave, did you have all 4 done under warranty or just the fronts?
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Post Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:28 pm
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Just picked my car up from Pug Wakefield, it's had the modified front strut top mounts fitted under warranty and early signs are brilliant! Not a sound on the way home, I even found myself aiming for road imperfections instead of swerving round pot holes, just to see what noises it was making, and, NOTHING !
I am so pleased.
They said to run it for a few days, & they will contact me again to make sure everything is OK. I think I am going to be quite happy with this dealer.
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Post Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:39 pm
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DKZ5745 wrote:
Just out of interest Dave, did you have all 4 done under warranty or just the fronts?

Hiya mate, I only had front two replaced and have covered 11,000 miles since and touch wood are still ok.
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:16 pm
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[quote="wrapper"]I had a similiar prob until i found a ginger tom stuck in wheelarch,it had a head like a bull but when i pulled it out it had died some time previously.It seems they are attracted to the heat of the car engine. It seems to be a prob more on the 2l diesel as it gets warmer and more atraccive to felines.

Back online today my friends.....Calm down.
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:35 pm
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Hey wrapper, back just in time, I've got a sack full of pressies and a few rolls of paper, you sound like just the man I need :lol:
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Post Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:40 am
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DKZ5745 wrote:
For current and future clonkers, there is a "notice" out from Peugeot, not a recall, which informs the dealers that if any RCZ comes in with FRONT shocker/suspension noise, they are to install a modified top mount curtesy of Pug.


For the benefit of those with 2nd hand / out of warranty z's is there any chance you can post a picture of the installed modified top mount?

I wouldn't mind checking mine to see if it has had them installed.

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Post Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:00 pm
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Shocker can be a common problem too only way to find out tho is to have one installed :-/

Post Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:07 pm
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Will try to get a photo if I can, to be honest, my level of technical knowledge when it comes to cars means I'm not too sure what I'm looking for, but If I stick my phone in the wheel arch & point it upwards, I'll see what I get :eusa-think:
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Post Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:24 pm
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So I took a photo, but not sure what it is of :wtf:
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