Peugeot 205 Rear Suspension

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Peugeot 205 Rear Suspension

Post by Ian_Fearn » Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:18 pm

I'm looking at a really nice 205 Turbo Diesel.

I know the owner and he's told me the rear suspension is sloppy on it.

The practical classics magazine buyers guide says slopiness in the back end can cost 700quid to replace the axle.

Is this true? Does anybody have any 205 experience?
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Post by ken newbold » Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:33 pm

In my limited 205 experiance, the rear wheels end up leaning inwards like a bx with knacked rear arm bearings.
Easyest/cheapest solution, change rear subframe complete from a donor car.
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Post by sleepy0905 » Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:37 pm

If my memory serves me right the pug 405 has the same axle and problem and the only cure is a new back axle in lincoln the 405 is used as taxi so you cannot get rear axles for love nor money they have all been bought up to keep the fleets running, in extreme cases the wheels are at such an angle the inside top edge rubs on the inner wing. :(
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Post by Ian_Fearn » Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:51 pm

I've just been told of a link to a website that offers fully re-built units for 300quid to your door or 340quid fitted.

For 40quid it cant be a very difficult job.

Still quite a bit of dosh to chuck at such an old car (will use this as the bargaining point.....!)
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Post by Vanny » Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:16 pm

Plurp. Get rid of the naff and useless 205 beam as there pretty pants! Go find yourself a 309 Gti and get the rear beam off one of them! You then have discs all round for a start, the beam is much stronger and 'should' be quite easy to pick one up for not too much money!

Have a look on the 205GTi drivers forum and you'll find 205 beams pretty easy to get hold of!

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:30 pm

This is the high spec Turbo D with rear discs already. I can only assume its full Gti running gear
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Post by cavmad » Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:30 pm

It`s a very long shot Ian but I`ve been chasing a 205GTi with front damage from one of `er indoors mate`s son. He wants the engine for his other GTi and I want the wheels and the interior. Maybe, just maybe, a plan will come to fruition?
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