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#1 Seg10538

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 01:27 AM

Hi hope you guys will keep me right over the coming months bought a Puma on a bit of a whim , was looking for a second car mainly a 4x4 ! Have read lots of horror stories since but have already had the timing belt done as it has no history, fairly impressed so far though

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 08:00 AM

Hi and welcome we're here to help if you have problems :)


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 09:34 AM

Welcome to the family Shaun!



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 10:50 AM

Welcome shaun. The Yamaha derived engine is brilliant and shouldn't let you down. The only issues with the Puma are the normal rust underneath and around the rear arches, Stuck Heater Control Valves and suspension bushes that need replacing. Apart from that they are a quick reliable little car that are really fun to drive. Have fun

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:43 AM

Hi Shaun welcome to the club!  :)



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:49 AM

Welcome along!

#7 Seg10538

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 01:41 PM

Welcome shaun. The Yamaha derived engine is brilliant and shouldn't let you down. The only issues with the Puma are the normal rust underneath and around the rear arches, Stuck Heater Control Valves and suspension bushes that need replacing. Apart from that they are a quick reliable little car that are really fun to drive. Have fun



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 01:45 PM

Thanks for the welcome everyone ! Yeah mines got the bubbling rear arches, will get done at some point, for now I'm happy to spend money on mechanical stuff to keep it reliable , I've read about a grinding noise coming from the front (ABS ?) I've got that noise occasionally at slow speed when turning left, parking etc should I be concerned ?

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:26 PM

could be either CV or brakes. Is there any damage to the brake disk at all?



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:38 PM

I took it to a mate of mine just after I got it to give it a quick once over, it had just gone through a MoT after having failed on a front suspension arm drivers side , this had been replaced but yes my mechanic mate asked if there had been an advisory on the same side disc , could that be the problem ? Really want to get this car sound mechanically without busting the bank account ! Just followed some advice about recoding the key which seems to work better . Btw it's a Y with only 84k on and it's done hardly any miles in the last 3 years alas no service book �

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:50 PM

It could be a number of things, anything from dust in the brake pad, to a bit of vibration. As far as a problem with suspension and cv joints.

 

Start off by looking at the disks, check for any scratches, or damage. Also check the depth of the brake pad make sure there is enough.

 

Is it only when you turn the wheel to one side?



#12 Seg10538

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:20 PM

Yes it's at very low speed when applying almost lock for slow turning mainly left manoeuvres ?

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:48 PM

sounds like its probably the CV joint, I had a similar issue when I bought my car.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:55 PM

Thanks James how much do you reckon for the part ?

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:19 PM

about £40-£60 I think at a guess?



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