What is my car missing to hold the spare tyre down?

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My 2002 C3 has a spare tyre under the boot carpet with a plastic tray inside it, but nothing seems to hold the tyre or the insert down, so it makes a terrible noise when driving over bumpy roads. Just wondering what is lacking so I can try to find one?

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Mine has a two piece strap with plastic connectors that attaches to 2 metal "loops" diametrically opposite each other in the boot well. Sorry my boot is stuffed, or I'd take a photo!
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matk wrote:Sorry my boot is stuffed, or I'd take a photo!
I have a photo from the facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/CitroenC3Owner ... =3&theater
spare wheel in the boot of a Citroen C3
spare wheel in the boot of a Citroen C3
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My Name: Chapster

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
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Trim Level: Touch
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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Superb, thank you both. I found the straps lying under the spare wheel. Sadly I'm lacking the jack which looks like it offers something in the middle for the straps to press on so mine's loose even with the straps in the right place.
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Chapster wrote:Superb, thank you both. I found the straps lying under the spare wheel. Sadly I'm lacking the jack which looks like it offers something in the middle for the straps to press on so mine's loose even with the straps in the right place.
The jack does sit a little proud which, as you suggested, probably helps to hold the whole plastic tray tight in the wheel.
spare wheel strap on a Citroen C3
spare wheel strap on a Citroen C3

You can pick up a jack quite cheaply on eBay and will not only help the spare tyre kit stay in place, it may even help you should you need to change a wheel :)
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Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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Thanks for that, I've just bought that jack as it made me think...got great spare tyre, tyre iron but no jack, never know if I might need it.

I put wadding all around to hold it securely and rattling is still present from the rear.

I know it's not the exhaust shields as I secured them, and I checked wheel arch liners. It's a clattering kind of sound over bumpy roads.

The front end is clattering too. Checked drop links and struts and wishbones. All worn of course but don't seem loose. In the process of buying new struts and springs and mountings once I find somewhere cheap and that doesn't email me the next day to say one strut actually isn't in stock and don't know when more will arrive.

Then will replace tie rods and ends, wishbones, drop links and anti roll bar bushes. Phew.
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