please help! my bx suspension wont move up when started.

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please help! my bx suspension wont move up when started.

Post by richie » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:59 am

im totally gutted. if anyone can fix this i will gladly pay them a fair price. i cant move it as theres no brakes. there was a small dreaded green fluid leak but now the suspension wont go up at all. ive filled the fluid back up but it still wont move. i cant be without my bx!!! its a 1992 k reg 1.7 tzd estate and its my everyday car. please, anyone....thanks, richie.

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Re: please help! my bx suspension wont move up when started.

Post by Defender110 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:07 am

Have you played about with your suspension lever, the height corrector may just need a nudge?


EDIT: just re-read and you have no brakes, how is your HP pump belt?
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Re: please help! my bx suspension wont move up when started.

Post by richie » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:11 am

Defender110 wrote:Have you played about with your suspension lever, the height corrector may just need a nudge?


EDIT: just re-read and you have no brakes, how is your HP pump belt?
hp pump belt? could you explain that please mate as i dont know what that is. im no bx expert! sorry mate!
but cheers though

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Re: please help! my bx suspension wont move up when started.

Post by really? » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:31 am

Hi Richie,

My son has rebuilt suspensions before and find that suspension takes some time to kick in again.

Keep putting in high and then low but leave for about a minute inbetween. Try a slight rocking motion at the same time, being careful not to push too hard on panels as they are quite flimsy, or is that just mine.

If this doesn't work after several attempts it needs further investigation.

Good luck.

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Re: please help! my bx suspension wont move up when started.

Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:47 am

Sadly, running a BX with no knowledge of the hydraulics is a HUGE challenge! There is a pump on the right-hand side (as you look at it) of the engine. A belt should be present to turn this. No belt, no suspension, PAS or brakes. I'm not sure we can really talk you through trying to open the regulator valve, as it is possible that there's air in the system if it ran low. It's quite tricky to access on a turbo diesel, especially if it has already sunk to the ground.

EDIT - a more useful location might be helpful...

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Re: please help! my bx suspension wont move up when started.

Post by electrokid » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:06 am

From a previous post - Northampton, so...

Anyone near enough to Northampton to pop along and have a look ?
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Re: please help! my bx suspension wont move up when started.

Post by richie » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:12 am

electrokid wrote:From a previous post - Northampton, so...

Anyone near enough to Northampton to pop along and have a look ?
yeah that would be blinding mate. as ive said i will gladly pay anyones fee. im gutted and its a really good bx. it sailed through the mot only last month an all.
And yeah im in northampton peoples!!!

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Re: please help! my bx suspension wont move up when started.

Post by richie » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:13 am

Dollywobbler wrote:Sadly, running a BX with no knowledge of the hydraulics is a HUGE challenge! There is a pump on the right-hand side (as you look at it) of the engine. A belt should be present to turn this. No belt, no suspension, PAS or brakes. I'm not sure we can really talk you through trying to open the regulator valve, as it is possible that there's air in the system if it ran low. It's quite tricky to access on a turbo diesel, especially if it has already sunk to the ground.

EDIT - a more useful location might be helpful...
Yeah it has sunk mate. cheers.

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Re: please help! my bx suspension wont move up when started.

Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:42 am

This chap is very knowledgeable. Michael Knighton Services, 01933 273232

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Re: please help! my bx suspension wont move up when started.

Post by richie » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:50 am

Dollywobbler wrote:This chap is very knowledgeable. Michael Knighton Services, 01933 273232
nice one mate. will he come out to me please?

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Re: please help! my bx suspension wont move up when started.

Post by Defender110 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:44 pm

richie wrote:
Dollywobbler wrote:This chap is very knowledgeable. Michael Knighton Services, 01933 273232
nice one mate. will he come out to me please?

Try ringing him to ask! :roll:
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Re: please help! my bx suspension wont move up when started.

Post by Stinkwheel » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:12 pm

Hello folks can confirm that Michael will be able to come out if you should need him too. I also an in northants and have some bx knowledge. PM me for contact details should you require any assistance.
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Re: please help! my bx suspension wont move up when started.

Post by richie » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:26 pm

Stinkwheel wrote:Hello folks can confirm that Michael will be able to come out if you should need him too. I also an in northants and have some bx knowledge. PM me for contact details should you require any assistance.
pm sent mate. sweet

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Re: please help! my bx suspension wont move up when started.

Post by richie » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:47 pm

just want to let you all know that i saved it today! im over the moon and the buzz i got when it started lifting! it was the suspension pump in the end. im so happy im now going on an endless drive to lands end for no reason in my new pumped up bx!!!!!!!!!! rock on..........

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Re: please help! my bx suspension wont move up when started.

Post by Mothman » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:51 pm

Just love it when a plan comes good!!

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