Pug 306 - rear tyre rubbing inside wheel arch

Discussion in 'Peugeot 306' started by Derek, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. Derek

    Derek Guest

    The offside rear tyre on my trusty P-reg 306 1.9TD has started to rub
    against the inside wheelarch. Not badly, but enough that there's a
    slight mark on the tyre. Is there any adjustment to ride height as it
    does seem a little lower at the back than I remember it?

    The back end has groaned a bit at the back for a week or so, and when
    the weather has been dry there's also been a squeak. Both occur when
    you push the back end down or lift it up and when driving at walking
    pace, faster and they disappear. Any ideas?

    It doesn't seem to be affecting the handling, still drives like it's
    on rails. I'm just concerned that the rubbing isn't going to do the
    tyre any good.


    Derek, Mar 25, 2007
  2. Derek

    Eccles Guest


    There is adjustment to ride height, but it involves removing and dismantling
    the complete rear suspension unit to seperate the radius arms from the
    splined torsion bars.

    Following a recommendation on this group some while ago, I have used the
    services of R.Mountjoy Engineering in Devon (
    http://www.sspengineering.co.uk/ ) on two occasions now (driving down from
    East Yorkshire!) for my wife's 206 and my own 306 1.9TD Estate. I can
    endorse the original recommendation without reservation.

    I suggest you give them a call and describe your problem. You might not
    need a replacemt suspension unit, but they can still help you fix the
    problem, for example adjusting ride height and replacing worn rubber
    mountings, which was all that was wrong with my 306.

    Eccles, Mar 26, 2007
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