MY 306 Whips in when turning right!

Discussion in 'Peugeot 306' started by Damo, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. Damo

    Damo Guest


    I have a problem with my 306 dturbo.

    When turning right at normal road speed my car whips in!. By this i mean it
    will turn right as normal then suddenly turn in a bit more without actually
    turning on the steering wheel. As you can imagine this can be quite hairy if
    cornering at speed and as you release the steering whips back. It seems to
    get to a point on the sterring where it whips in and the same point where it
    whips out on exit a corner. This only happens when turning right and is
    perfectly fine when cornering left as that is smooth how it should be.

    Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated
    Damo, Oct 13, 2004
  2. Damo

    Nik&Andy Guest

    I don't know the answer, but would love to know if you find out, as my 406
    seems to have a similar trait.

    Nik&Andy, Oct 13, 2004
  3. Damo

    50Nuts Guest

    I have the same problem.. I found this on the net yesterday.. It is
    suspension related.

    Q. The handling of my Peugeot has become unpredictable and it sometimes
    feels like the rear end is wandering during cornering. What is wrong?
    A. There are two possibilities here, and both need resolving immediately:
    1. Check the rear sub-frame rubber mounts as they often split in half,
    particularly on older models.
    2. Check for play in the trailing arm bearings. These are the bearings
    that the trailing arm pins locate in, inside the rear suspension tube.
    They allow the trailing arms to move up and down smoothly. They regularly
    wear out, particularly if moisture has got inside the bearing tube. You
    can test for play with the car raised off the ground at the rear - try and
    move the wheel in and out of the wheel arch. It should only move up and
    down, not in and out (small movement of the wheel when grasped either side
    could be a worn wheel bearing). Replacement of the bearings is a specialist
    job. Often the bearing surface of the pins will be worn as well, and if so,
    they must be replaced. It will probably be more cost effective to replace
    the whole sub-frame with a reconditioned unit. Beware when buying 2nd hand
    sub-frames, as the bearings are generally in poor condition once past 5-6
    years old.
    50Nuts, Oct 14, 2004
  4. Damo

    Nik&Andy Guest

    Oooo..... I will have to check it out with a hammer :)

    Nik&Andy, Oct 14, 2004
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    Coyoteboy Guest

    2. Check for play in the trailing arm bearings. These are the bearings
    Twas this on my 205 - made it a nightmare to drive sportily. Glad i dont
    have silly torque tube susp anymore! Now i just have 4million bushes to wear

    Coyoteboy, Oct 16, 2004
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    hig_gti Guest

    my 306 used to do this when turning right also.its the bushings on the need to take out the wishbone and tap out the front
    rubber bushings and replace these with new is also a good idea
    to replace the p-bushings at the back of the wishbone aswell while its
    out as these are bound to go at sometime if they aren’t already on
    away on your car.the bushings cost around 5quid each available at any
    motor factor.
    hig_gti, Oct 20, 2004
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    SOLO-1973 Guest

    Happened to me very recently. You may want to check and change the
    stabilizer link bars, the bars that run from the shock to the stabilizer
    bar. I changed the both and no longer have that problem.
    SOLO-1973, Oct 21, 2004
  8. Damo

    hig_gti Guest

    if the droplinks are worn the car will feel "boaty" both ways but
    its the bushings away when the car whips to the right.if the droplinks
    are worn there is usually a knocking noise when travelling over bumpy
    roads.Its def worth checking them as they are a cheap and easy to
    change if worn.a fiver will buy one
    hig_gti, Oct 27, 2004
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