rear height corrector.

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rear height corrector.

Post by ace_the_bass »

right chaps. im after a rear height corrector for my 1991 19gti.
has anyone out there got one for sale?
car has failed its mot and i need it back on the road asap.

thanks for reading guys

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What exactly has it failed for?

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its leaking and therfore he has decided to fail it

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Post by mds141 »

Can you get the car to Blackpool? Dave Ashworth is a Citroen specialist and very good. He might be able to repair the height corrector and/or any leaking pipes. His tel no is:-01253 696294
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ace_the_bass wrote:its leaking and therfore he has decided to fail it
Is it leaking from:

1) the HP Pipe unions
2) the LP return
3) Out of the body from under the black cap

Only (3) means you need to replace the Height Corrector

(1) may only need tightening up the union or replacing the rubber seals.
(2) a replacement bit of rubber pipe.
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Way2go wrote:
Is it leaking from:

1) the HP Pipe unions
2) the LP return
3) Out of the body from under the black cap

Only (3) means you need to replace the Height Corrector

(1) may only need tightening up the union or replacing the rubber seals.
(2) a replacement bit of rubber pipe.
2) could just require the short rubber conecting pipe cutting back and re/fitting (10min job),

3) it is not actualy the H/C leaking but just the diaphram and possibly the outter dust cover,

both of which can be replaced without replaceing the hole unit,



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Post by ace_the_bass »

its number 3 im afraid......i can only just about tell ( in my dark garage with rubbish lamp) but it defo looks like it is leaking from inside the black cap

thanks for the advise regarding dave ashworth, very helpful of you

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Post by Way2go »

At a garage you'll be looking at 2hrs labour + height corrector + vat. Oh & likely to have an added extra of 2ltrs of LHM too.

Is this not a job you are able to tackle yourself? Access to the rear one is easier than the front when both side of the rear is up on axle stands.
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Post by citronut »

all the diaphrams and dust caps can be bought,

here is price's and part No.'s of the parts if they are still availible from citroen,

Part Number Description Quantity Price excl. VAT Price incl. VAT Total incl. VAT Selection
5410408 CORRECTOR CUP 3.36 GBP 4.03 GBP 4.03 GBP

5410407 CORRECTOR CUP 2.88 GBP 3.46 GBP 3.46 GBP

5410406 AJUSTER RING 2.69 GBP 3.23 GBP 3.23 GBP

5410732 CORR DIAPHRAGM 3.40 GBP 4.08 GBP 4.08 GBP

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Post by ace_the_bass »

I've managed to get a kit to rebuild it but I would still like to replace the whole thing
Any offers?

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Post by citronut »

you realy shouldnt need to replace the hole thing, as the usual thing they suffer with is being cloged up with sediment, this will wash out with petrol very easy,

just out of interest were did you get the kit from and how much was it,


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K reg BX 17TD TZD est
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H reg CX saffari 2.5 TRI (now gone to Malaysia)
R reg xantia 1.9TD est (gone to meet its maker)

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Post by ace_the_bass »

I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and do it myself. Kit was available from malcom lockwood and I think he said it was £28+ vat

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Post by Way2go »

citronut wrote:all the diaphrams and dust caps can be bought
You surprise me Citronut - Are you sure? :?:

I tried to buy the dust cap from several Cit main dealers back in 2003 rather than replace the whole thing, all had no stock on the shelf and were told by Citroen that it was no longer available then and that a height corrector requiring these parts in future would need to be replaced as a complete unit. :?

Can this be the first sign of deleted parts being re-manufactured? \:D/
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Post by citronut »

Way2go
i did say if they are still avalible,

but i see ace_the_bass has aquired a kit from Malcolm Lockwood, so there are still some about,


spoz id best rumage amongst my bits and bobs to see how many S/H diaphagms and dust cover i can dig up if they are going to become scarse


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R reg xantia 1.9TD est (gone to meet its maker)

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Post by KevR »

Already posted on AtB's other thread before I saw this. I've got a few spare height correctors from a 16TRS and a 17TZD.
Can anyone tell me:
a: Are they the same for all BXs?
b: Are they the same front and rear - they look the same.
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