Front end droping

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Front end droping

Post by Stewart (oily!) » Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:08 pm

Hi all, just been to the car wash, sat there with the car raised up to max height, switched off the engine and within five minutes the front end dropped down in a series of jerks? at the end the rear was still up, the front was down near normal height, should I worry? will this be a strut on the way out? or is this a height corrector issue?

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Post by cavmad » Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:45 pm

One of my old ones did that, I think it was the TGD hatchback. However it still got me round for ages. I put it down to struts which creaked a lot anyway and never let it bother me, I got used to it dropping at will!
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Post by jeremy » Sat Dec 17, 2005 10:32 pm

My guess is that if you replace the struts you will find that the ride improves considerably. Lubrication may help but isn't the whole answer.

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Post by Oscar » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:43 am

Try lubing the height corrector linkages underneath the car.

Of course this should be done with the car on axlestands.
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:41 pm

The struts are lubed internally using the tried and tested method AND the bits of towelling under the gaiter, I will get under and have a look at the front linkages though as that is a distinct possibility, amongst fitting some new seals, door cards, heater matrix, brakes, got to be good for france next summer :)
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Post by Oscar » Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:54 pm

My God Stewart, I wouldn't have mentioned axle stands if I'd realised it was you!

Because I know you're more sensible, not because I want to see you off!
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:03 pm

Oscar I dont bother with the axle stands any more :twisted: I just nip under and if it starts to drop I sort of do a press up in reverse :D :D Righto, off to drill some spheres :D :D
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Post by Oscar » Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:11 pm

Before you go, just hold this cigarette lighter while I look for the petrol leak.
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Post by cavmad » Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:45 pm

Stewart, have you got some decent struts if you need them? If not drop me a p.m...
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:05 pm

Cheers Cav for the thought but there are some struts in the parts pile :D
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