C5 rear suspension bush

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C5 rear suspension bush

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I think I have a problem with a rear suspension bush. As anyone got any experience of this problem? The car has 114k on the clock. Thanks for any advice / help.
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Need a bit more information, if possible.

What year C5? What bush do you refer to? By bearing, do you mean wheel bearing?
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Re: C5 rear suspension bush

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Citroen C5 2001 HDI 2.0
Off side rear swing arm bearing / bush
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Post by addo »

Early one then - two bearings, shaft, crush tube and through bolt/nut. Estate may vary in bearing specs.

Try SNR KS566.05 or your friendly factors might plug that into TecDoc for an interchange.
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I think you are referring to radius arm bearings, I have recently replaced them in mine. The bearing kit is about £60.00 per side but the cost of fitting them is largely down to how easily they come apart, the clips that locate the cylinder push rod can rust in and be very difficult to remove as can other parts.

You will need a press to extract the outer part of the bearing although it can be done with the aid of a welder. If you are not doing it yourself I would take it round and get a few estimates.

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Any idea on average time allocated to job?
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With a lift and no stuck pins I would imagine two hours drive in/out. Maybe 2 1/2. I'd quote four to be safe and possibly come in under estimated price.
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I did mine over a period of a few days but I must have spent four or five hours on it by the time I had everything unstuck.

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Re: C5 rear suspension bush

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Does anyone know of a shortcut to a diagram that shows the rear suspension, ideally an exploded view?

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Post by addo »

This actually shows a good overall image:

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Not literally exploded lol
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Jeff wrote:Not literally exploded lol
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Has anybody knowledge of a plan of the rear suspension that shows all moving parts?
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If you have a Citroen dealer near by, if you ask nice with a smile, if the guy/woman is a nice person they might print it all off for you with the works/parts/times list....they do for me locally if I need it. ( Every now and then I purchase little bits to keep them happy}

Is this what you need ?
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Thats the kit I think..
I wanted to see plan to confirm problem.
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