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Had annoying rattle from front suspension since I got C4GP now resolved

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Fri Nov 08 2013, 11:21am
Member No: #24197
Joined: Feb 08 2012
Location: Rainhill Merseyside
Have had car in for annoying noise from front suspension at slow speeds, normally when turning corners to Citroen dealers in St Helens a number of times but they never resolved.

While checking car over before a weekend away in Lakes last Friday I grabbed front wheels and shook violently the car left right (God knows what the neighbours thought I was doing)... ha har the noise !!!

I traced it to, nothing to do with the suspension, it was the rubber grommets on the air filter perished. For now I have just wedged it to stop rattling.

Hope this might help someone else that may have a annoying noise
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Fri Nov 08 2013, 12:57pm

Member No: #1
Joined: Aug 07 2006
Location: Northumberland
It is strange how sound can travel through a car and be caused by something one wouldn't expect.
Sat Jan 04 2014, 11:34am
Member No: #25579
Joined: May 06 2012
Location: Co.Tyrone, NI
Must check under my bonnet as I have a rattle as well, brought it to my mechanic & he checked everything underneath & couldn't find anything wrong.
I was starting to think I was hearing things, but he took it for a spin & heard the noise too.
Sun Aug 23 2015, 04:25pm
Member No: #41615
Joined: Aug 07 2015
Location: United Kingdom
I can hear rattling only at speeds over 65Mph, to which the dealer said, sorry we cannot replicate on that speed but we will look under the car for any problem. As you said it could be something completely unrelated. I am taking the car for recall service tomorrow and will give them your findings. It is a rattle from the front passenger side only when i go over 65mph. Very odd for 64 Reg car
Mon Aug 24 2015, 05:50am
Member No: #33110
Joined: Nov 06 2013
Location: uk barnsley
At that age I would doubt the rubber grommets have perished abou?
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 abou-zak (24 Aug 2015 : 06:33)
Mon Aug 24 2015, 06:33am
Member No: #41615
Joined: Aug 07 2015
Location: United Kingdom
I agree with you polestarboy but I will point it out may be it is around it somewhere, never. The car is very quiet on the motorway all i can hear is the rattle noise and consistent with speed so either vibrations or air going through gaps.
Thu Jul 19 2018, 12:30am
Member No: #47272
Joined: Jan 13 2017
Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire
I've been having a rattle from my front suspension and a noise developed when steering. It turned out to be the strut top nuts on my replacement KYB front dampers that I'd fitted last year. They were too tall. I swapped them out with some genuine ones from the dealer (£2.40 for a pair) which were half the height. It has transformed the front suspension and the steering noise has now gone. They can be swapped out in situ because the weight of the car will keep the springs compressed.
Wed Jul 25 2018, 04:46am
Member No: #44464
Joined: Apr 14 2016
Location: Southampton
I have a rattling at low speeds! Been wondering what it could be for over a year!
Tue Jan 08 2019, 01:01am
Member No: #47272
Joined: Jan 13 2017
Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire
Just thought I'd do an update.

I still had a rattle so I investigated further. I checked the strut tops and they were fine. Somebody suggested checking the D bushes on the front anti roll bar so I took a look and found out that one of the ball joints on one of the drop links have excessive play so I replaced both dop links and it has fixed the problem.

Mon Jan 28 2019, 06:47am
Member No: #47272
Joined: Jan 13 2017
Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire
Further to this, the recent MoT picked up a worn front nearside bottom ball joint. I felt that it wasn't still quite 100% even after I'd replaced the front drop links. It has improved things. Just this pesky rear air suspension issue to resolve.

EDIT: It was my strut tops. I reseated them and made sure the nuts were wound down all the way. No more rattle!
Wed May 13 2020, 11:28am
Member No: #47272
Joined: Jan 13 2017
Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire
This has come back to haunt me.

I had to replace the front springs for the last MoT and I noticed that the strut tops were past their prime. I didn't have time to replace them as I needed to take the car back for the retest. The rattle came back so I ordered a pair of strut tops from Euro Car Parts. They were the wrong ones and the current lockdown means I can't return them yet and I'm absolutely loath to try order elsewhere and have the same problem again. I can't order genuine parts until the dealer is open again. Fortunately, my cordless impact wrench makes short work of this job.
Sun May 24 2020, 04:46am
Member No: #55444
Joined: Jan 20 2020
Location: Ireland
I too have an issue with suspension knocks and rattles when going over rough road, large bumps are not noisy only rough road, I have replaced both drop links and bottom ball joints, tightened the top mounting nuts but the noise is still there. Is there something that I should try next as opposed to randomly replacing suspension components?

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