Trailing arms & wonky wheels

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Trailing arms & wonky wheels

Postby DieselBugs » Thu Jul 18, 2002 12:06 am

The rear wheels on my BX are leaning inward slightly at the top. Have the bearings worn on the trailing arms and if so are they possible to replace without spending a small fortune? Saying this though, it has just passed an MOT so if the problem remains will it do any more damage than just wearing out the tyres a bit quicker? I think my rear spheres are a bit flat too, the suspension feels quite hard at the back.
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Postby alan s » Thu Jul 18, 2002 2:59 am

I have answered you on the Q & A forum
http://members4.boardhost.com/citroen_bx/msg/19072.html
but basically without going all over it again, it is the same as a couple of others both here & on the Q&A and if my advice is followed, we all know what you're doing this weekend <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle> just remember if you have any problems post as quick as you can & we'll help out if possible.
Really, it is a straight forward job, just make sure you have access to all the tools and equipment needed before you start. Parts from Andys shouldn't be a problem as they are a fairly common part. I have made it a habit over the years to fit grease nipples to the arms and pump them full of grease; doesn't actually get into the bearings but helps stop internal corrosion & helps yto keep water out, contamination from which is usually the cause of the failure in the first place. This way you only ever seem to do this job once in the life of the car.
http://www.aussiefrogs.com/snippets/grease.htm
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Postby DieselBugs » Thu Jul 18, 2002 5:24 am

Thanks Alan, I'm going to start reading the manual straight away.
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Postby shaunthesheep » Tue Jul 30, 2002 5:18 am

alan, those grease nipples the you mentioned, can they also be fitted to xantia's??.
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Postby NiSk » Tue Jul 30, 2002 1:16 pm

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