When turning past centre I get a scraping noise on my 2003 C3.

  • 2003 CITROEN C3
  • 83,000 MILES

When turning past center half a turn ether way, I get a scraping noise which sounds like when your pads go on your breaks. The steering is fine and not clicky or heavy. This noise is intermitent but does happen around 80% of the time. I only got the car last week. On the 2 test drives it did not do it at all!

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 AT 12:50 PM

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One possibility is that the heat shield behind the brake is touching the rotor. It is easy to get them bent in as they are thin. The tightest place is behind the lower ball joint. The reason they only scrape as you turn is the change in geometry of the suspension and load on the wheel.
They are not easy to get them clear of the rotor as when you bend them in one place, they bend in another. Work on getting them away from the rotors and see if this helps.

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 AT 12:56 PM

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