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    Icon5 Where to get Shocks from?

    Hello Peoples,

    I'm new to the forums and to Peugeot's just under a month ago I brought our first Peugeot 206 Gti
    So far finding it a great little car.
    I picked it up for 500 bucks it had a bad miss in the motor and the shocks where shot, I have fixed the miss (dead injector) and now I need to fix the shocks the front drivers side is knocking bad,

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    Where is a good place the get new shocks from that are not going to cost me a arm and leg?
    I went and priced them from autobarn but they wanted $800+ for a set

    Cheers Dav0

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    Are you sure it's the struts?

    Knocking can come from strut top rubber mounts, inner rack ends, lower ball joints and totally destroyed wishbone bushes.
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    I have had a look over the front end all seams pretty tight and could not find any thing other then the shocks where the noise could be coming from plus in the log books paper work there was a quote from a mechanic last year for a set of front shocks and a engine mount.

    I have not had a look at all the engine mounts yet what one is the normal one that always goes first?

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    Struts don't come with the rubber top mounts or bearings, if you replace these first it may solve the problem. Failed struts will show as either lack of damping or be stained with oil leaks from the seal downwards.

    Typical strut mount, Febi is an OK brand: FEBI 18699 Top Strut Mounting Front Axle Right | eBay - this seller will have left and right and combine the postage for a modest saving. He might also offer the bearings.

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    ok thanks will look at doing them first,

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    Bearings: Factory part No. 503527 (Dealer RRP $82/ea)
    Strut mounts: Factory part Nos. 5038C5 (left) 5038C6 (right) (Dealer RRP $134/ea)

    FYI if it's a GTi180 genuine Peugeot struts are only $242 per side... Nice work Autobarn.

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    its not the Gti180

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    If original Peugeot struts and not leaking leave them.
    Most aftermarket ones will ruin the ride and last no time at all.
    The Bilstein B4s in my 405 were bad when new and worse now after 1 year. My other car with original suspension is much better.

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    Yep, my money is on the lower control arms.

    I'll note from previous forum topics that attempts to just replace the bush in the lower control arm is not usually very successful on the 206 GTi.

    The most common mount to go is the top mount, which is at the top on the timing belt cover side. It is fluid-filled and usually loses its fluid.

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    hmm ok I better narrow it down a bit more before I start throwing money at it buying parts I don't need.
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    Just found a place where some noise will becoming from




    That mount at the right hand side doesn't even have a nut on it, and that main mount looks a bit flogged out,
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    Yes, the damping fluid has escaped on your mount proper, and the forward travel limiter is munted.

    The forward stop is 1844A2

    Mount proper depends on your RPO or production number (see door jamb sticker)

    184477 until RPO10725

    1844A9 after this RPO
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    is this the sticker your talking about ?


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    I'd read your RPO as 9390 off that, built around July 2002.

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    yeah that sounds about right.

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