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    Our 2008 C4 makes a grinding/scraping noise when it starts off and is steering left or right. It occurs mainly when it has been going for a short while and doesn't occur once you are up and going and say making small radius turns on the highway. And no, it is not the tyres scraping on the mudflaps. I have checked that. There aren't any. May be something in the power steering. Hasn't got any worse over the past year.

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    Has anyone else had this problem and solved it. I can't imagine our car is the only one that has had this problem. I don't believe it has anything to do with the way I hold my mouth as it occurs when my wife drives the car as well and she holds her mouth in a completely different way - especially when she's mad at me, like when I service the cars with my suit on.
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    It has an electro-hydraulic pump for the steering in the lower right front corner. Is that where the noise is coming from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceenine View Post
    Our 2008 C4 makes a grinding/scraping noise when it starts off and is steering left or right......
    And no, it is not the tyres scraping on the mudflaps. I have checked that. There aren't any.
    Theres your problem....Try fitting some tyres.


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    The C4 we had never did this, the 407 does it each morning when it's cold and I turn left from the top of a steep hill near my place. I wonder if the electric steering needs to be on the maximum calibration of it's dipstick so it's not effected by strong cambers/hills

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    David, yes its in the bottom right hand corner.
    Jo ,you should be in the comedy section... try to be helpful in future!
    Shane, Yes, it occurs when the car is cold (even in summer) and turning to the left but only slightly uphill. See in my avatar where the Xantia is parked. I back into where it is and take off to the left up the drive. It is the turning to the left and moving off where it is most noticable. I will add some steering fluid to see if that helps. It has been like it for over the past year without getting any worse.

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    Im experiencing the same problem with my 2007 c4 exclusive. The tyres are the originals & look as if they're feathering & feel very stone like yet with legal tread depth after 5 years & 66,000 km. Time to change them me thinks

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    I Replaced the tyres & lost the low speed NVH. Yet now the tyre seems to scrape on hard right lock. Same size etc so i'll just have avoid that move.


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    I am about to change tyres on our c4 with similar kmage. 4mm tread left and tyres getting hard. Like you, I am hoping that NVH will improve greatly. What brand and model tyres did you purchase?
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    Hi Ceenine,

    I can recommend the Falken Azenis FK453's. Excellent turn response, with a smooth quiet ride. A premium Japanese made tyre, not cheap yet worth it. I run them with 36psi in the front, 34 in the rear.

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