SINKING FEELING

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jonnyboy
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SINKING FEELING

Postby jonnyboy » 19 Nov 2001, 09:41

CAN ANYONE HELP. MY 1996 (31/12/96) REGISTERED 1.9 TD HAS STARTED TO RISE & FALL AT THE REAR WHEN SAT AT TRAFFIC LIGHTS. REAR SPHERES WERE CHANGED 2000 MILES AGO. ALSO TAKES A WHILE FOR THE REAR TO RISE & BRAKES TO BE EFFECTIVE ON STARTING (I THOUGHT THERE WAS AN ANTI-SINK FITTED) MAYBE THIS IS WHERE THE PROBLEM LIES.
I HAVE SPRAYED THE HEIGHT CORRECTOR LINKAGE WITH WD40, WHICH SEEMED TO HELP SLIGHTLY FOR A WHILE.
JON
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loe hofmans
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Postby loe hofmans » 20 Nov 2001, 19:22

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TO BE EFFECTIVE ON STARTING (I THOUGHT THERE WAS AN ANTI-SINK FITTED) MAYBE THIS IS WHERE THE PROBLEM LIES.
I HAVE SPRAYED THE HEIGHT CORRECTOR LINKAGE WITH WD40, WHICH SEEMED TO HELP SLIGHTLY FOR A WHILE.
JON
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loe hofmans
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Postby loe hofmans » 20 Nov 2001, 19:35

Hello,
I think you have a insite leaking problem with your brake valve.
when you started keep your foot off the brake "pedal" then the car probably will rise faster. Near traffic lights keep your foot also off the brake and see if the car stays at normal position.
Off cource a new accum. sphere is the first thing to do but when the car klicks in 10 sec or so (with new sphere) there is an insite leak and most of the times in the brake valve
At the lhm reservoir you can try to find the return hose that gives a lot of flow (any drops= ok)
Don't take the bigger hoses!When one off the smaller hoses give you a big return, you can search were it's coming from
When it is the brake valve you can only replace it.
Good Luck
sorry for the bad english
Loe Hofmans Netherlands
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andy hannett
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Postby andy hannett » 21 Nov 2001, 03:55

Try bleeding the back brakes as I had a similar problem on my Xantia and that was the cause. Think back brakes and suspension are on same hydraulic circuit so air in the brakes leads to spongy suspension.
Regards
Andy
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