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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 8th June 2018, 21:25 Thread Starter
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Hi guys and gals. Am having a major issue with a nasty rattling sound from the front right of the car when I'm on full lock left.
Had been informed (by citroen no less) that it was the lower ball joints, so I changed them. It didn't work!
Then I was informed (by citroen again) that it was the upper right engine mount, so I changed it. It hasn't worked again.
Have been informed now by a very mechanically minded friend that it sounds like it could be either the shock absorbers or the shock mounts. Unfortunately the top of the shock is hidden by an annoying piece of plastic under the windscreen. Does anyone know if this comes out on is own or if the windscreen has to come with it. If anyone has done this repair themselves how much of a b1tch is it to do? I really don't fancy forking out 400+ for citroen to fix it and it not work! Any help is most appreciated. Thanks
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 9th June 2018, 15:06
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The plastic scuttle panel comes away to give access to the strut tops.
I had to replace the shock when I was doing the strut top bearing as the small hex keyway broke when trying to undo the nut on the top.

The nut on the top is 21mm, you need a deep swan neck ring spanner, not very common I found out.

I went the whole hog and replaced shocks, springs, bearings and all as I was planning to keep the car for a while and didn't want to go back in there for some time.

Photos from mine here:
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