200T Problems

Discussion in 'Clio 200T Area' started by Gilmos1, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. lewisflintham

    lewisflintham POTM Winner - November 2016, August 2017 Platinum Member

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    Mine has developed this crash/clunk from the front. Seems to happen if you drive up a drop kerb. It almost sounds like something on the suspension is loose and vibrates with an accompanying crash.
     

  2. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

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    Sounds similar to what I had and it was an engine mount.
     
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  3. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    Snapped spring is a possibility.....

    I recently had the same - (Not on a 200T mind you) and my mechanic said to me they often go in winter. The cold is just enough to make a fault / crack brittle and "BANG"....away it goes.

    Good luck.
     
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  4. lewisflintham

    lewisflintham POTM Winner - November 2016, August 2017 Platinum Member

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    Thanks for the hints guys. I'll have a look at the spring first and if it's not that, I'll get it booked in to Renault.
     
  5. lewisflintham

    lewisflintham POTM Winner - November 2016, August 2017 Platinum Member

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    Update:

    Crash/clunk is now fixed.
    It's had two new lower wishbones and all is well with that fault now :smile:

    Knock from rear.
    Had some sort of spacer fitted to the shock mount (and some adjustment) from what I understand (which is probably little, plus they hardly want to tell you anything).

    Creak from driver's window.
    This has been fixed by lubricating the top of the door seal. The bit that is on top of the window, but sits on the underside of the roof/door opening.

    Tailgate creaking.
    This didn't get fixed. They changed the bolts and lubricated the boot catch, but it still creaks on slanted road manoeuvring. They suggested a wax based polish on the seal. If this doesn't do it, they'll replace the seal.

    Vibrating headrests.
    Now fixed. The adjusted the gap between the legs, and I believe they've fitted some foam pads

    Buzzing from behind steering wheel.
    Still not fixed. They've replaced the steering angle sensor, as that was making a noise too. It seems that the buzzing might actually be the left hand circular dashboard surround. So, it's either furniture polish or WD-40 time soon I think.

    Finally, thought it was worth a mention, the brake pedal squeaked every time you pressed it. I just attacked the mount with WD-40 and it's all sorted.
     
  6. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

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    Jeez, puts you off Mk4 ownership!
     
  7. Arran

    Arran I Love Lamp Platinum Member

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    My boot creaks when the car is on a slant. Not a big deal imo. The passenger seat head rest rattled the other day. I pushed it down a bit more. Sorted. I have got an annoying rattle from the passenger side side plastic which I'd like to get sorted if I can.
     
  8. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

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    Blimey, that is a fair old list of issues! A bit up and down with the results, and as Micah says, surprising for a newer model. No car is immune to it though I guess!
     
  9. lewisflintham

    lewisflintham POTM Winner - November 2016, August 2017 Platinum Member

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    It had a new led running light just after I got it (2 years old) as it was permanently dim too.

    Obviously it had its spoiler recall too.

    I've just remembered, when it went in on Monday, they've done a recall on the wiper arm linkage.
     
  10. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Gold Member

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    Both my cars driven like Miss Daisy at all times never had a problem touch wood
     
  11. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

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    Is that the Miss Daisy that often gets mistaken for a racing driver?? :tonguewink:
     
  12. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Gold Member

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    No me old and slow @Jimmy everyone knows that
     
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  13. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

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    It's just as well there's not ample photographic evidence on the forum of you hooning it round Spa then Kev :smile:

    Oh....wait a minute....
     
  14. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Gold Member

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    That's my baby brother @Jimmy
     
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  15. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Gold Member

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    So after Sean's positive feed back from Spa you coming in October bud
     
  16. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

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    It's on the list Kev and I'd love to join you some time, I can't see it happening this year though unfortunately buddy.
     
  17. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Gold Member

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    Next year then can you get Mondays off
     
  18. Arran

    Arran I Love Lamp Platinum Member

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    What was the wiper arm linkage recall? My wipers are shite, they sit really on the screen if there is much wind resistance or the screen isn't wet enough. When we bought he car, on the test drive the wiper was hitting the a pillar when on full speed. Renault Wolverhampton stopped it doing that, but there seems to be far too much free play in the mechanism.
     
  19. lewisflintham

    lewisflintham POTM Winner - November 2016, August 2017 Platinum Member

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    The guy didn't say much about it, apart from "some cars have been reported as the linkage coming loose". He mentioned about the long bar that links the two. Hope that helps you a bit.
     
  20. lewisflintham

    lewisflintham POTM Winner - November 2016, August 2017 Platinum Member

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    I've just checked and my wipers hardly wobble at all (maybe a tiny bit). Not so you'd say "there's a lot of play in those".
     

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