C5 Rear Arm Bearings

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JT
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C5 Rear Arm Bearings

Post by JT » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:26 am

My 02 C5 HDI (85K miles) needed new rear arm bearings, as the rear wheels were starting to lean in at the top (one of them quite badly) and it was making a strange creaking noise when ever I hit a bump. Which on Irish roads is quite often!! I decided to leave it to my local Citroen dealer to do the job, 625.00 euro to do both sides, because I don't know what to expect after removing the pivot shaft nut.
I could have bought a repair kit from GSF for about 50.00euro but was afraid that when I got to the stage of taking off the pivot shaft nut that I would need loads of special tools to release bearings and put new ones back in.
Can anybody shed any light on this.
I am sure plenty of people out there in Citroen land have done this job themselves. I would appreciate any info, thanks.
J.T.

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Post by ellevie » Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:54 pm

Welcome J.T.

This is a very common failure on the BX and Xantia.
Have a look at this Japanese site for a description for the BX.
http://www.mars.dti.ne.jp/~ynar/bxorg_a ... /m07e.html
The Xantia is similar and hopefully the C5 will not be too different.
It's not such a difficult job on the BX.

David
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JT
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Post by JT » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:16 am

Thanks very much for that ellevie
I have a good idea now what to expect if the bearings fail again.
:D