Front Height Corrector - Broken!

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CitroXim
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Front Height Corrector - Broken!

Post by CitroXim » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:56 pm

Last night my Activa started riding really roughly. On investigation I found it right down at the front. No worries, just the front height corrector link off.

Well, yes it was, I could see it dangling down. Simple, pop it back on.

No, not for me :evil: The balljoint has come away from the arm on the height corrector itself :(

So, it's a height corrector out job. It looks as if the ball was riveted on to a plate and the rivet appears to have pulled out. I'm wondering how successful a repair might be here. Anyone else suffered the same problem?

Also, how easy/hard is it to get the front height corrector out? On the face of it, it does not look exactly simple :roll:
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Post by cpt_spalding » Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:26 pm

Just had mine replaced. Ouch! :shock:

Had Citroen Services in Glasgow check the ride height & when they tried to adjust the front up it either went too high or too low, apparently indicating it needs replacement (?).

Ayway, job done. £97 + £12 for the bracket + labour + VAT.

Can't help on how easy/hard a job it is. I have to get others to do the work for me as I don't have the time or the garage space any more.
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Post by Dickieg » Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:46 pm

Jim,

I've sent you a PM re this,

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Post by citronut » Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:04 pm

no the ball is not rivetted on it is just peened over were the peg goes through the bracket, i have welded a rear one back on before, thats if it has pulled out in one piece
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