Peugeot 1007 Nearside Front Spring

2009 Peugeot 1007 Problem

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CarPeugeot 1007 1.4
Year2009
OwnerMickhh
Posted28/03/2015
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Driving on a tarmaced car park, turning into a space (2-3 mph) there was a bang, then the front nearside collapsed! My well maintained car was subsequently loaded onto a truck and despatched to the repair garage. Where on investigation the front spring apparently slipped out of it's holding saucer! A partial saucer (not a full circumference).
Was informed that it was a common problem on Peugeot's, + Picasso's, It could have happened anytime the Mechanic said! and, could not have been predicted What would have happened if i was travelling at 70 mph on a motorway and pierced the tyre as it did mine?
Has anyone had a similar problem, who is still alive?
Problem Category
Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres


Solution 1
paulieone | Driver | Since: Aug 2009 | Posts: 4 | Fixes: 1519 | View Garage
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your coil spring broke.Unfortunately it does happen but you were unfortunate that the remainder of the spring slipped past the cup.It has happened to myself but I wasn't travelling too fast at the time.



Posted on Saturday 28th of March 2015
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Solution 2
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1538 | View Garage
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When I started out a long time ago replacing springs was a relatively rare job.
These days it's a lot more common.
It's an unusual MOT that hasn't got at least an advisory on one or more springs.
So much that I have invested several hundred pounds in new spring compressors for the workshop.
With todays road conditions broken springs are just a fact of life.
So much so that I now advise on even rusty springs as needing replacement.
Fortunately springs do appear to mostly snap under extreme torsion that comes from just what happened to you,
low speed manoeuvring,


Posted on Sunday 29th of March 2015
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Mickhh | Driver | Since: Mar 2015 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
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Have you had a look at this similar problem: Nearside Front Spring

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Posted on Sunday 29th of March 2015
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Mickhh | Driver | Since: Mar 2015 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
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Posted on Sunday 29th of March 2015
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Mickhh | Driver | Since: Mar 2015 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
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With reference to the original problem, the spring did not break! it came out of the "saucer" holding it in with no stresses on it, only performing a normal turning manoeuvre. Was there no "call back" on this obvious design fault?


Posted on Sunday 29th of March 2015
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