Strange Noises from 205 TD

Discussion in 'Peugeot 205' started by Dave Williams, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    Have a '91 205 td have noticed a few different dodgy noises coming out of it

    Noise 1:

    When I accellerate over about 2000 revs I hear a constant "thudding" noise
    which gets louder and the thuds get closer together, the harder I put my
    foot down. The car doesnt consistantly have the power that it used to
    either. The noise is more apparent after a reasonable length journey. The
    noise also seems to be getting worse over time (started hearing it 7 months
    ago) and is aslo apparrent when cornering. Not sure whether this has
    anything to do with it but my rev counter goes wild shooting all over the
    place when im going along even without accellerating i notice it shoot up to
    4000+ revs when im blatantly not doing anywhere near that. (its almost like
    the wind is blowing it round?!?) May just be the counter as my speedo always
    been shakey - i hear thats a common problem on all older peugeots.

    Noise 2:

    Have been told its the bearings in the wheel going - just want to check -
    When turning right I get a loud squeeling sound coming from the left side of
    the car. Noise only occurs when I turn right really.

    Hope someone cud give me a bit of advice.

    Just another thing which I should say, had a bump about 6 months ago that
    left the front Passenger side suspension pushed back. So the left wheel
    actually sits about an inch further back than the right hand wheel! Was told
    that it would go ok and just to watch the tyre wear (which seems to be fine)
    and to look out for the whole thing 2nd hand. Other than that she goes ok! I
    know you all may say buy a new car but Im told the engines in really good
    nick for its age as its only got 67 n the clock so im reluctant to get rid,
    Im also a hard up student so a the cheapest solution is always saught as
    long as the car still goes.

    Many thanks

    Dave Williams, Dec 6, 2003
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  2. Dave Williams

    Carl Gibbs Guest

    Noise 1:
    I shouldnt think it'll be connected to the rev counter problem - thats just
    probably some dodgy electrics. The noise sounds like a driveshaft/CV joint
    or maybe a wheel bearing. Can you tell where the noise is coming from?

    Noise 2:
    AFAIK wheel bearings dont make loud squeeling noises. I had the same
    problem on my 205 Dtrubo, as it was the power steering pump/belt. I just
    ignored it and it never caused any problems. May be worth trying to tighten
    up the belt if its annoying you that much.

    As for the wheel - as long as it drives ok, and the tyre's ok i wouldnt
    worry about it too much. A mate did the same to his XS - pushed the wheel
    back a few inches, bent the anti-roll bar, but he just carried on driving it
    for months after that with no problems at all from it.

    I know what its like being a hard up student, so if i were you i'd just keep
    running the TD - with only 67k miles on it, it'll go on for quite a while
    yet (mine had 120,000 miles on and was running sweet as a nut). Although it
    may be worth getting the cambelt done if it hasnt been.
    Carl Gibbs, Dec 6, 2003
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  3. Take a look at the boots protecting the outer CV joints on both
    driveshafts.. You might find a split boot and a dry , worn joint related to
    the "thudding" noise while accelerating. Have you replaced the fuel filter
    this year? Loss of power could be due to a contaminated filter.It is
    possible that a front wheel bearing is worn to a point where cornering force
    is allowing the brake disc to contact the metal disc shield causing a high
    pitched "squeal". But if that is the case you would also find the brake
    pedal to be "low" on initial braking due to the worn beaqring causing the
    disc to push the pads clear. As a consolation I had a 205D which thudded and
    clunked when I bought it with 260,000 on the clock and it still thudded
    and clunked when I sold it 40,000 miles later . They a tough little buggers,
    unlike the latest Pugs.
    Keith Forsythe, Dec 6, 2003
  4. Thanks Guys

    Ive just looked under the car and there is a split rubber "boot" onder the
    passenger side (the one affected) so I take it the CV joint has gone, any
    idea how much thats going to set me back ? Im always weary of mechanics
    ripping me off!

    "Dave Williams
    Dave Williams, Dec 7, 2003
  5. Dave Williams

    Matt Guest

    The cv would be replaced with a driveshaft as one unit (it's much easier and
    cost effective) - You can get a driveshaft with CV's for around 45 - 50 quid
    and either fit it yourself or get a garage to do it.

    It's not a difficult job but takes some brute force!

    Make sure you change the oil seal at the gearbox end of the shaft too (it's
    only around 3 quid!)

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    Matt, Dec 8, 2003
  6. Dave Williams

    Carl Gibbs Guest

    If its the passenger side one, then it should be a piece of cake since there
    no intermediate bearing, which normally causes problems IME.
    If you're not happy doing it yourself you could probably get it done in a
    garage for £100 - £120 (at a guess).
    Carl Gibbs, Dec 8, 2003
  7. Thanks all for you help lads, Just got it all sorted for £110 inc parts and
    labour from a mate of a mate. Seems to have solved all of the noises!


    Dave Williams, Dec 10, 2003
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