Citroen C5 suspension fault rises but then not level on unever ground

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Re: Citroen C5 suspension fault rises but then not level on unever ground

Post by myglaren » 05 Aug 2019, 19:34

Not Swedish Marc, Finnish.



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Re: Citroen C5 suspension fault rises but then not level on unever ground

Post by Andyh » 06 Aug 2019, 16:21

Hi Again,
Urgent help, garage tell me the front passanger side shock absorber has gone and ths is a Citroen only part and needs a special way to depressurise and then pressurise again.
I was in an accident this morning on the A55 in my other car, full spin out and crash into the barrier. Car is sadly a write off but I am ok!
Now desperate for the Citroen to be back in action.
Any help appreciated greatly!
Andy

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Re: Citroen C5 suspension fault rises but then not level on unever ground

Post by Andyh » 06 Aug 2019, 16:22

Not Swedit indeed Marc, but you should try it if you get the chance!

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Re: Citroen C5 suspension fault rises but then not level on unever ground

Post by Andyh » 06 Aug 2019, 16:24

myglaren, I will surely try this recipe at the weekend!

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Re: Citroen C5 suspension fault rises but then not level on unever ground

Post by Andyh » 06 Aug 2019, 16:25

Sorry Marc should say not Swedish. I think Neelix would have approved though :)

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Re: Citroen C5 suspension fault rises but then not level on unever ground

Post by myglaren » 06 Aug 2019, 16:50



The Swedish recipe.

Turn the subtitles on.

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Re: Citroen C5 suspension fault rises but then not level on unever ground

Post by Andyh » 06 Aug 2019, 16:54

Hi Again,
Urgent help, garage tell me the front passanger side shock absorber has gone and ths is a Citroen only part and needs a special way to depressurise and then pressurise again.
I was in an accident this morning on the A55 in my other car, full spin out and crash into the barrier. Car is sadly a write off but I am ok!
Now desperate for the Citroen to be back in action.
Any help appreciated greatly!
Andy

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Re: Citroen C5 suspension fault rises but then not level on unever ground

Post by myglaren » 06 Aug 2019, 17:01

Common problem on X7s. Marc has had it and sourced replacement struts from Poland at a much better price than in the UK - genuine part too.

Have a read through this thread.

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Re: Citroen C5 suspension fault rises but then not level on unever ground

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Re: Citroen C5 suspension fault rises but then not level on unever ground

Post by GiveMeABreak » 06 Aug 2019, 17:32

Yes, 5271L5 for the left and 5271L6 for the right side as you sit behind the wheel.

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... 5&_sacat=0

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Re: Citroen C5 suspension fault rises but then not level on unever ground

Post by Andyh » 06 Aug 2019, 17:34

I miss the Swedish chef

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Re: Citroen C5 suspension fault rises but then not level on unever ground

Post by Andyh » 06 Aug 2019, 17:36

Done and dusted, it is for the front left.
Will this need to be fitted at a specialized Citroen garage? None near me so will be an issue or information how my garage can do this?

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Re: Citroen C5 suspension fault rises but then not level on unever ground

Post by GiveMeABreak » 06 Aug 2019, 17:51

Ok so the hydraulic system needs to be depressurised for this job. You have a choice of manually depressurising the front axle or using Diagbox / Lexia to depressurise the whole system.

You'll need lots of LDS fluid - possibly 2-3 litres, as you will loose some when removing the strut. When I had mine done, I bought the strut myself and then got my dealer to fit only - but forgot about the LDS fluid and so thy charged me for about 3 litres at treble the price I could get it elsewhere!

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Re: Citroen C5 suspension fault rises but then not level on unever ground

Post by GiveMeABreak » 06 Aug 2019, 17:57

Andy - here is the manual method:
X7 Depressurise.PNG
Place a hose on the pressure release screw (1).
Gradually unscrew the pressure release screw (1).
Wait for the pressure in the hydraulic circuit to fall fully.

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Re: Citroen C5 suspension fault rises but then not level on unever ground

Post by Andyh » 06 Aug 2019, 17:59

Thanks Marc, I will be sure to buy 3l of fluid and give this to the garage with the part!