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xantia rear suspension

Post by shaunthesheep » 24 Jul 2002, 18:09

hi all, does anyone know where the lubracation point is for the rear on a xantia, as mine has got a nasty habbit of squeking when you get out of it, i have checked my haynes manual but to no avail.
thanks dom
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Post by JohnD » 25 Jul 2002, 00:24

Hi Shaun - Your squeak could just be a mis-aligned piece of bodywork, on the other hand if the noise is more 'creak' than 'squeak', then it might be rear arm bearings. What sort of mileage has your car done? How do the wheels look from the rear? Are they leaning inwards at the top?
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Post by shaunthesheep » 25 Jul 2002, 02:11

john, thank sfor the help.
it's done 135k, wheels look ok, it is more of a creak than a squeak <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> (wheres the cheese!!). looked in haynes manual, can't seem to find anything about rear arm bearings are they know by another name.
cheers dom <img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Post by JohnD » 25 Jul 2002, 23:47

Hi Shaun - At 135K the rear arm bearings could certainly be on the way out. If you have a Haynes Xantia book you'll find the rear arms mentioned in chapter 11/para 12. Unfortunately it doesn't describe replacing the bearings. Haynes aint what they used to be! If you can get a look at the Haynes book for a BX, it does tell you in that. Or if you go to www.bx.citroen.org there is a link telling you how to test them and how to do the job. It's a Japanese site but you can click on the English version.
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Post by shaunthesheep » 26 Jul 2002, 17:29

thanks john, will check out site, then hopefully do the work, cheers m8 <img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>
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