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Question Corroded rear support beam.

Hi Everyone. I'm a new member to the forum and was wondering if any of you could advise me on a problem I have with my 2003 Scenic Fidji. On the last two MOTs I have been advised that " a rear support beam is corroded". My mechanic has told me that there is nothing to worry about but I have now noticed the beam has all but rusted through. It is a 50x12mm rectangular section that spans tranversely just in front of the rear wheel arches from sill to to sill. It seems to be of no significant structural importance except for providing a fixing for some plastic brackets of some sort at either end. The mid section, which has corroded doesn't support anything. Can you please advise as to whether I should be concerned and if and how this member should be replaced? Thanks very much in anticipation.
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Re: Corroded rear support beam.

Welcome. I would replace it if its corroded.It is there for a reason ,not a big job to change
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Re: Corroded rear support beam.

The first thing I thought was, if it wasn't required it wouldn't be there.
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Re: Corroded rear support beam.

your mech when first seen should have told you to get it cleaned and at least sprayed with wax- oil to prevent it from corroding any further and at a cost of around 6 for a tin of wax- oil you would not have to replace it
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Re: Corroded rear support beam.

This is a post of mine from 2009. Hope it helps.
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The part Number is 7700827178, Current price 15.31 +Vat. I had to order one, as the parts dept at SunWin Nottingham had sold their stock of 3 today. They aparrently sell so many, that the parts bloke knows the number by heart!"

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