Login   
C6owners :: Forums :: C6 Support :: Super Sticky

Front n/s and o/s shock replacement.

Home   Forum Rules    Forum Help  Conversion Tools
   
Please Register to enjoy additional Member Benefits
Top Thanked Forum Posts: Today | Week | Month | Year | All time | Most Thanks Given: To member | By user
Author Post
speedfix   
Thu Jan 15 2015, 07:29pm
Joined: Sep 28 2012
Member No: #1043
Location: south west
Replaced both shocks not struts as some folk have in the past called them.

Job took much less time than doing a leg removal as some do.
The top wishbone bolt removal and the drive shaft nut is the key to a simple job.

100,000 miles and a five year old car with the original later type struts but what a rusty state they were in above the boot.
some pics :







5 User said Thank You to speedfix for this Post :
 cruiserphil (15 January 2015) , C6Dave (15 January 2015) , 321dave (15 January 2015) , drummond (16 January 2015) , Trainman (16 January 2015)
Junksleeper   
Tue Jan 27 2015, 07:45pm
Joined: Feb 28 2014
Member No: #1605
Location: Staffordshire
Where did you source the parts from Speedfix? and how much were they?
speedfix   
Tue Jan 27 2015, 10:49pm
Joined: Sep 28 2012
Member No: #1043
Location: south west
Genuine PSA UK Shocks ordered complete with amvar valves and sphere seals.
Price each a little over £228-00 + vat.

Did have a case logged with Citroen to complete a delivery.

Hope this helps.
Junksleeper   
Wed Jan 28 2015, 12:50pm
Joined: Feb 28 2014
Member No: #1605
Location: Staffordshire
Thanks speedfix - got an advisory on the MOT this week for the front offside so will prob get both done sooner than later. Would it be a relatively simple job for a competent independant garage mechanic?
speedfix   
Wed Jan 28 2015, 10:56pm
Joined: Sep 28 2012
Member No: #1043
Location: south west
Should be ok if they have worked on Citroens in the past.
Four post hoist IMO is best for the job.

Main points:
Remove LDS reservoir cap.
Slacken spheres a tad under pressure.
Depressurize system.
Remove ignition key.
Remove front wheels and remove drive shaft nuts.
Drop rear top section of wheel liners.[to remove top wishbone bolt]
Remove spheres and all fixings for the shocks and remove.
Change tank and fluid if a magnet is fitted by owner on milers.


1 User said Thank You to speedfix for this Post :
 Junksleeper (01 February 2015)
 

Jump:     Back to top

User Colour Key:
Head Administrator, Administrator, C6 owner, Technical Expert, C6 Premier Discount Club