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#1 2019-07-20 22:23:27

Davidskan1
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Registered: 2019-07-20
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Citroen Dispatch 2.0l 2008 - slight wobble

Hi all

I’ve recently bought a dispatch 2008.

I’ve noticed in 1st and 2nd gear under acceleration there is a slight wobble.

Can’t feel anything through the steering wheel but the whole van just wobbles.

Any ideas ????

Thanks,
Dave

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#2 2019-07-20 22:42:51

Casper
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From: East Lothian
Registered: 2015-12-20
Posts: 1,334

Re: Citroen Dispatch 2.0l 2008 - slight wobble

Odd one. First thought would be a slight buckle in a wheel and when you get up to a certain speed you dont notice it. Bit like out of balance. I would chick the spare on a corner and test. No joy move to next corner ETC.

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#3 2019-07-20 23:27:58

Davidskan1
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Registered: 2019-07-20
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Re: Citroen Dispatch 2.0l 2008 - slight wobble

Thank you, I’ll let you know how I get on

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#4 2019-07-22 23:20:17

vaz2121
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From: SW. Scotland
Registered: 2015-08-31
Posts: 600

Re: Citroen Dispatch 2.0l 2008 - slight wobble

Davidskan1 wrote:

Hi all

I’ve recently bought a dispatch 2008.

I’ve noticed in 1st and 2nd gear under acceleration there is a slight wobble.

Can’t feel anything through the steering wheel but the whole van just wobbles.

Any ideas ????

Thanks,
Dave

I've noticed that on a couple of vans ...... As you say 1st or 2nd but that's it .................. and fairly Low speed

I was told unequal length drive shafts.............. Not sure if I believe that ............ Urban mith?

Or it's just how they were......But why only some?

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#5 2019-07-22 23:59:06

OAT
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From: Borders/Dales
Registered: 2017-01-03
Posts: 327

Re: Citroen Dispatch 2.0l 2008 - slight wobble

vaz2121 wrote:

I've noticed that on a couple of vans ...... As you say 1st or 2nd but that's it .................. and fairly Low speed

I was told unequal length drive shafts.............. Not sure if I believe that ............ Urban mith?

Or it's just how they were......But why only some?

Could it be that the inevitable imbalance of unequal length drive shafts only becomes a noticeable problem as associated bearings wear?

My own vehicles tend to be quite old and I found the front wheel paddy when trying a quickish pull away in most of the front wheel drive ones.  Though I haven't noticed it to any similar extent in newer vehicles I have driven.

The worst experience I had of this was with a fwd hatchback which "wobbled" so bad on even a reasonable or uphill start that it induced wheel spin.  On inspection numerous bushes and bearings were very worn.  Didn't bother fixing it so can't be sure it was the cause.

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