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Autodata Technical Issue 51 - Clicking noise from rear suspension on 2014 MINI Clubman

Autodata Technical Issue 51 - Clicking noise from rear suspension on 2014 MINI Clubman

29 April 2022

Each month the Autodata team answers a common technical question and provides a printable document with technical diagrams to download and keep, exclusively for IGA members.

Q. We are experiencing a problem with a 2014 MINI Clubman. There is a clicking noise from the rear suspension over uneven surfaces. We have visually checked the rear suspension components but cannot fault them. Do you have any ideas what could be causing this noise?

A. A clicking noise has been reported on Clubman models produced between 2007 and 2014. The clicking noise is due to the rear shock absorber upper mounting not correctly seated due to protruding weld spatter on the vehicle floor.

Remove the rear shock absorbers. Inspect the area indicated for weld spatter (fig. 1.1). Using a suitable tool, remove weld spatter and apply paint to affected area to match body colour. Carry out road test to ensure clicking noise has been eliminated.

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