Accumulator clicks

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Accumulator clicks

Postby roscopervis » Sun Mar 31, 2002 8:47 pm

Last August I had my accumulator sphere and two front spheres changed as the ride had become bouncy. The whole Hydractive system was serviced too, all done at a Citroen specialist. This restored a good ride and the accumulator clicked about once every 50 seconds. About a month later the rear spheres went bouncy so had those replaced but I did these myself. The ride was restored, but I have noticed that since the accumulator sphere was changed the clicks have once again become more frequent until now where it clicks about once every 10 seconds. It has been a gradual increase in the number of clicks.
I am now wondering does the accumulator sphere need changing again after only 8 months use or is there a more sinister reason behind the frequent clicks. The LHM levels are ok. The car is a '94 VSX 16 valve.
I have several other little faults with the car such as a crashy ride from rear suspension and a creaking noise too which sounds similar to those described in other posts. But one thing at a time I think!! Thanx in advance
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Postby JohnD » Sun Mar 31, 2002 10:08 pm

Hi Andrew - When were the filters cleaned and the LHM last changed? If you go to www.groups.yahoo.com/groups/CitroenBX (message number 858) you will find Anders Jensen's reply to a member's hydraulic problem. His post is worth printing off for future reference. Best of luck!
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Postby roscopervis » Mon Apr 01, 2002 1:29 am

The lhm and filters were changed at the same time as the accumulator was changed. 8 months for an accumulator sphere seems like an awfully short time for it to click every 10 seconds! Thanx for the reply I will now whizz over to that site to check it out.
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