Xantia won't come down

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Xantia won't come down

Post by Frenchie_SCG » 27 Jun 2005, 02:55

Hi all,
I have a problem with nonHA xantia with antisink spere '98. TurboD. The front end of the car doesnt drop at all when set to normal height, it stays on that UP position. I've greased the struts, but the problem still stays. Even overnight, the back end drops , but the front sinks only 2-3 cm.
The car sinks all the way down when i set it to lowest.
Got any advice?

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Post by Peter.N. » 27 Jun 2005, 03:34

Does it drop when set to the 'low' position?

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Post by Frenchie_SCG » 27 Jun 2005, 03:38

It does go all the way down, without sqeaking. It looks like its a bit stiff for the last inch, but it drops almost to the ground.

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Post by Peter.N. » 27 Jun 2005, 03:46

Is it against the bump stops when on normal height i.e. no suspension movement? If so maybe the height adjustment clamp on the anti roll bar has slipped.

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Post by JohnT » 27 Jun 2005, 04:07

This is not an answer but this site is very good and may be of value to you in understanding the system,
http://www.tramontana.co.hu/citroen/

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Post by Mandrake » 27 Jun 2005, 16:39

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Hi all,
I have a problem with nonHA xantia with antisink spere '98. TurboD. The front end of the car doesnt drop at all when set to normal height, it stays on that UP position. I've greased the struts, but the problem still stays. Even overnight, the back end drops , but the front sinks only 2-3 cm.
The car sinks all the way down when i set it to lowest.
Got any advice?
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Greasing the struts wont help this problem, it will be something to do with the height corrector control linkages, either a bit seized up and/or out of adjustment.
Does it come up to normal height from right down ? If it doesn't its possible the little plastic balljoint gizmo is snapped as well. (Due to the linkages being seized up)
Unfortunately access around the front height corrector is pretty tight, even with the car on stands. (Which is a MUST for safety)
Good luck.
Regards,
Simon

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Xantia won't come down

Post by Frenchie_SCG » 27 Jun 2005, 17:08

Thanks guys,
I'll take it to the specialist then.
Cheers!!