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    Hi citmen 09c5 has problem in rear end after after falling into pot hole or exiting from gutter.Sounds like metal recoil from torsion bar. any advice? Thanks Tomfrog

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    Sorry, I can't help you with diagnosing the car's problem.

    I was just intrigued by the thread title and thought it related to your Saturday night "entertainment".

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomfrog View Post
    Hi citmen 09c5 has problem in rear end after after falling into pot hole or exiting from gutter.Sounds like metal recoil from torsion bar. any advice? Thanks Tomfrog
    I would be taking that to an alignment shop ASAP and having it checked out.

    I'm not going to bother with the joke. John has that covered.
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    at the age of 75 i am not into rear end banging, [front end?] tomfrog

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    Can't get Richard to put it on the hoist? If you get the hoist legs correctly positioned under the sills, while it's running you'll need to set the suspension to lowest position and use a jack, bit of wood or a long prybar to slowly force the wheels up and purge the hydraulic fluid. This will allow you maximum "slip" for examining the rear suspension.

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    No torsion bar, as it's hydraulics, but the rear multi-link looks like this
    rear end bang-cit-c5-052.jpg
    While you have it lifted, check out the roll bar and electric handbrake, both in the same area.

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    Inspect ASAP, but a loose or damaged roll bar mount can make a lot of noise.
    Be sure that the electric handbrake is disabled if anyone takes the pads out or disconnects the cables. If it operates and it's internals are damaged when it over-runs, you will likely have a bill for a few thousand to replace it.

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    thanks citmen .I will look at roll bar.Tomfrog

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    Irrelevant to Tom's problem, but that version of the C5 rear end looks like the struts would "donate" well to some other vehicles.

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    All is well.Problem solved.Rollbar bush at rear end fractured allowing bar to move and bang about Thanks Citmen Tomfrog,

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomfrog View Post
    All is well.Problem solved.Rollbar bush at rear end fractured allowing bar to move and bang about Thanks Citmen Tomfrog,
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    It must have been a hell of a whack to do that, unless the bush was already damaged. Glad it was a simple fix.

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