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Abs ring ?

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I recently bought my 53 plate renault clio dynamique 1.2 16V 3DR in January, all was working fine into around April. I started hearing a grinding noise and a popping feeling on the front brakes when braking below 20mph. This got worse over time and i rang a few garages up and they told me ''the disk brakes and pads need changing'' I got both my front disk brakes and pads changed today and I'm still have the same problem of a grinding noise. The mechanic who fixed it said it sounds like you need to change the ABS rings this would be a cost of 120 per wheel because you need to also change the drive shaft. Im not very good with cars so i don't want to do it myself but will changing the ABS rings fix the noise and how much for a mechanic charge to supply and fit ?

Also another not every to I'm stuck in traffic or at lights etc... when setting off the car engine and gear box shake sometimes really bad. Again the mechanic said its just needs a new Stabiliser Bar bolted to the gearbox and engine, is this correct ? and again how much to supply and fit. I looked on internet but a few come up and not sure if its the right one his talking about ?

If you could link my to the items i need to buy, preferably on amazon as i can buy from there that would be great
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Re: Abs ring ?

The ABS rings can be replaced so it looks like the garage don't have the knowledge to do the job. That in itself would suggest you advice or help elsewhere. As it is they seem to be guessing and prepared to spend your money unnecessarily.

Ideally you need to get the ABS (reluctor) ring checked out plus you'll need to count the number of teeth on it before buying a replacement. The rings are relatively cheap and labour time should be around one hour.

The stabiliser bar is known as the lower engine mount or commonly called the dog-bone mount (due to it shape) is quite a common problem and labour time should be no more than 30 minutes.

Before going any further I suggest you get both apsects checked out before spending money on parts.

There are numerous websites with good reputations for such parts such a Eurocarparts or GSF.
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Re: Abs ring ?

well lower engine mount is about twenty quid on ebay. all you need is an 18mm socket and wrench and 10mins to do the job. as for ABS i doubt this is the issue. most common cause for grind at low speed is the strut top mounts as these are made from plastic and do fail often. if this is the case its about an hour to do both side's plus parts.

so my suggestion would be to find a better garage for a check over.
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Re: Abs ring ?

Hickey, 250 to repairs ABS!!!!! save your money, I have just bought some ABS rings off ebay (1.99, yes that is right 1.99 per ring). If you are a bit handy and have a vice, remove the drive shaft with the damaged ring (not done mine yet, but there is not a lot to take off, whether its N/S or O/S, remove the ring from the outer CV joint (chisel is what I would use) and once heated with a blow lamp or similar, slip the new ring into place and allow to cool, refit the shaft, job done!
Re the engine/gearbox mount, I think Clios do suffer from this, again if you are handy with a spanner, its an easy job
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