Pug 406 HDi Excessive 'Clatter'

Discussion in 'Peugeot 406' started by Longshot, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. Longshot

    Longshot Guest

    Hi guys,
    You've been a great source of info in the past. So here goes, 2001 HDi
    Exec 100k miles recently serviced so all fluids topped (abd checked).
    There's a strange clattering noise across all rev ranges and is more
    noticable once into 4th and 5th gear. I know you get the bag of spanners
    bit with the diesel but this sounds like a constant chattering noise like
    a loose cover or something. Have checked the obvious and everything seems
    to be in place but its still making this noise.

    Is it to do with the time of year i.e cold air? The noise is pretty much
    there all the time at the moment and doesn't go away when the cars warmed
    up. The timing belt was changed about 4k miles ago would this have
    anything to do with it?

    Longshot, Jan 24, 2005
  2. It probably IS due to having had the timing belt changed. We experienced
    exactly the same problem after having the belt changed on my wife's 406
    HDi. According to our dealer (Castles, Leicester), the noise is coming
    from the belt tensioner which is "hammering". Seems like it does not
    like to be distrurbed. It works fine until the belt is changed and then
    has a sulk.

    In our case, the problem resolved itself within a couple of weeks.
    Sounds like it's gone on longer with you. I'd refer it back to the
    garage that did the belt change.

    Probably unrelated to this episode (unless anybody knows differenetly),
    the crankshaft pulley started to fall apart within a couple of weeks of
    the belt change. That was a VERY expensive repair. Watch out.

    Raymond Dalgleish, Jan 25, 2005
  3. Longshot

    Peter Guest

    Suggest you return the car ASAP to the garage that recently serviced
    it and ask them. Even if someone was able to give you a reliable
    suggestion of what may be wrong with your car, what would you do with
    the information?



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    Peter, Jan 25, 2005
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