Autodata Technical Issue 35 – Clonking noise from 2009 Peugeot 207
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Q. We are having trouble diagnosing a clonking noise on a 2009 Peugeot 207 when moving off or changing from forward direction to reverse direction. We can hear the noise and have traced it to the LH front corner of the vehicle. We have checked the steering, suspension and driveshaft components but cannot find the source of the fault in that area. Do you have any ideas as to what could be causing the noise?
A. This fault has been reported by other 207 owners and it is due to movement between the front wheel bearing and the hub carrier. Remove the front wheel bearing from the hub carrier. Apply a light coating of grease, available from Peugeot parts department, to the area indicated (Fig.1.1).
Ensure the ABS wheel speed sensor is free from grease. Fit a modified front wheel bearing. Repeat the procedure for the opposite side. Carry out road test to confirm the fault has been rectified.
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