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Guys. My car was back in the garage last week (1) Clicking sound coming from the steering column (2) Loss of efficiency in my brakes. My car is 05'reg with 6k miles. The clicking has been sorted - The guy said its a common issue on the 225, but my brakes are a mystery - is anyone else having this issue as my car is death trap at the moment and really starting to p*ss me off....can anyone help out here???
 

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Isn't there a problem with the clio's brakes?
something to do with the servo i think
phil
 
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ive had the clicking thing fixed. apperntly its to do with a nut on the steering rack either being to slack or to tight, reno have now imformed all dealers a torque setting , i was told this by the service manager at my dealer,
he said if it clicking then it needs tightened and if it a nocking its too tight and needs loosened ,

:shock: :shock: :shock:
 
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This clicking sound, can you describe it? I've got a strange faint ticking type of sound coming from somewhere. Sounds bit like the hands of a clock.
 
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it happened when i was turning the steering wheel at low speeds , ie , parking . if the steering wheel was in a straight possition and i turned it either way it would make a clicking noise not overly loud but enough to hear , just a single click , coming from underneath the car (steering rack). take it in they should fix it
 
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The clicking can be due to:

1: Loose rear subframe and steering rack bolts (fixed by checking/re-torquing the bolts)

2: Noisy Strut top mounts (fixed by replacing the Strut top bearings)

3: The steering column lower U/J knocks on the steering rack pinion. (fixed by removing the old nut and bolt, than applying a quick setting silicon adhesive to the back of the UJ then fitting a new nut and bolt and correctly torqued to 28Nm.
The original fix for this was to increase the torque on the old nut/bolt to 38Nm, this must not be done now and the silicon solution must be used)
 

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Hi mate,
I have had the same thing with my Trophy.
Over the Christmass period i turned out of my street into the main road to find i had no brakes.At the time the road was covered in snow so i put it down to the weather.Ever since this time when i have got back into the car i have to ride up the road slamming the brakes on and off untill the brakes work ok.I have noticed it only happens when the car has been parked for long periods.I Took it in to my local dealer who could not find any thing wrong.The car has been ok for the last week but its very un nerving to think that a possible problem with the brakes.At the same time of taking the car to Renault i have an intermitent fault with the rear wiper packing up on long runs.I have to stop the car turn the engine off/on and then the wipers are ok.The garage says again no fault.
At least the garage had knowledge of the stearing problem as they corrected last month with a new nut and bolt fitted with an appoxy resin.
Jacko
 

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I think Renault assume if no1 has come in with that problem before then its all coasha! Nothing wrong mate its only your brakes! :shock:



I'd have them up against the wall if my brakes failed on me...

How can they tell you nar mate its all good! :shock:

I bet your like a nervous wreck when you take it out.
 

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I had the nut and bolt tightened on mine a good few months back, if they did this and didn't apply the silicone should i take it back to get it sorted properly. It seems to have cured the knocking but if this isn't the correct fix anymore i'm worried it could be causing some damage.

Also i still get a click from the rack when hitting full lock, is this normal? or have i been fed a little bull5hit from my dealer.

Thanks in advance

Mike
 
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My trophy goes back in on Monday with the brakes. The dealership has raised a tech report but nothing has came back - to date :( . Big question I have is what damage is happening to my discs and pads as the grinding noise is shocking - even had the guy next door laughing at me because of the noise that comes off them - Not pleased at all!
 

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My trophy goes back in on Monday with the brakes. The dealership has raised a tech report but nothing has came back - to date :( . Big question I have is what damage is happening to my discs and pads as the grinding noise is shocking - even had the guy next door laughing at me because of the noise that comes off them - Not pleased at all!
Are your pads worn down to the metal?
 
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Nope, plenty life left in the brakes - although the time it takes Reno to fix my issue, I'll prob need to replace :lol:
 
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Well just heard from the garage this morning they are replacing the disc's and pad's - They don't know what the issue is, but they are hoping by replacing this will resolve it...lets hope they are right :D
 
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