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Offline power ranger  
#1 Posted : 01 October 2013 14:04:08(UTC)
Power Ranger


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Subject: Clio Trophy

Howdo, I'm hoping some of you tecnically minded people will be able to help but you will have to bear with me while I try to explain it. I have a very loud metal snapping noise coming from cenrally under the engine, this is only when turing the wheel staionory or manoeuvring slowly. The noise is so loud that its noticeable with the engine is running.
To source the noise I have had it on shaker plates at work but the noise didn't happen. While it was in the air I checked Strut top mounts, Coil springs, bottom ball joints, track rod ends, steering arms, bearings and all related common mounts that could cause the noise. But there fine and no problems.
So today I thought I'd have another more througher check so had the wheels off and had it in the air and checked Steering rack, steering rack bolts, subframe bolts but all fine once again.
I'm now at a loose end to what it could be unless it's an internal fault inside the rack. It's nothing I've ever heard of so hoping maybe someone here has an idea or have come across this before. I need the car for the weekend as travelling to wales.
Merci.
Offline mcphee197  
#2 Posted : 01 October 2013 15:27:52(UTC)
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All of those items you listed only need a small (and I mean small) amount of play in them to cause horrendous noises. I had a similar problem fairly recently and after initially discounting the drop links , they were eventually replaced and the noise was completely gone.
Offline keeper  
#3 Posted : 01 October 2013 15:38:25(UTC)
NIGE63


Posts: 247

When i had my Trophy it did the same thing sounds like its tripping over itself but apparently is completely normal .
Offline power ranger  
#4 Posted : 01 October 2013 15:52:37(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: NIGE63 Go to Quoted Post
When i had my Trophy it did the same thing sounds like its tripping over itself but apparently is completely normal .
Interesting as I know another Trophy owner who has the same noise and has literally replaced everything and the noise is still there.

Offline RED21  
#5 Posted : 01 October 2013 20:04:12(UTC)
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Can the noise be created on demand?
If so give me a call at work tomorrow.
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