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helloooo people:) just another thread to see if you can help me figure out what this grinding noise is.

it's has happened three times now from last night, i'll have a see if it does it again tonnight.

what happens is when i reverse i get a very short (not constant) grinding noise which i think is coming from the front. say i'm reversing into a bay i pull to a stop, put it in reverse then just as i start to reverse it happens then stops but i am still reversing. i am thinking it could be the pads releasing but they should have already released as i don't have the brakes on.this is a wild guess really.

got any ideas?????
thanks for any help.
 

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Check your brake pads anyway and when down there check the drive shaft couplings - could be one starting to give bother:)
 

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ok thanks for that, i will do it sunday going away to tomorrow till saturday, do you know if they are expensive to replace the drive shaft couplings? i'll be fine replacing the pads myself but not sure what drive shaft couplings are to be honest. will have to get myself a manual.
 

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well now i'm intrigued as to what they are and you don't learn if you don't ask;)

plus i am kind of giving myself a head up, so if they do need replacing most of the donkey work has been done and i know the best place to go.
 

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Hi phil,
I get the same problems with my Clio but my grinding noise in reverse is constant. It sounds terrible. Did u find out what the problem was after all and how much was it to fix? Did u have a terrible creak in ur steering too? If the car was stationary or manouvering? Just a constant loud creak when you turn the wheel left or right?

Thanks
Hope u reply, I cud do with a few ideas to help.
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hi this sound like the problem i had, do me a faver and drive the car on full lock on diferent gradients in first gear, i had this problem in reverse and on full lock. this problem was down to my passenger side driveshaft. if these are the syptoms your are getting like a grinding noise for a couple of seconds then i can garentee this is your problem. you will have to replace the driveshaft and yoke in the side of the gear box but dont worry went a say gear box this is not a big job at all. on the clio the driveshaft is different to most cars as the end of the driveshaft is inside the gear box and is held in by a circlip. you can do it by yourself and buy a recondition driveshaft from ebay or breakersyard and the yoke wich is the end of the driveshaft from reanault 60 quid if you need a step by step guide on changing the driveshaft i will send it to you it will take you about 2 hours. my email is [email protected] hope this helps please keep me updated
 
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