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    Hi there,

    Has anyone had theirs replaced lately what did you pay?
    My sister in law is selling her 2007 C4 and the roadworthy test claims they need doing to pass, which sounded a bit crazy. :mad!
    She's had a bad run with it and this is the icing on the cake!

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    hi
    the C4 series 1 had a common problem with rear shocks failing and rear springs breaking on the bottom especially the coupe. Get a second opinion. Unless you are driving on really badly rutted dirt roads they shouldn't be failing this soon.

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    C4s have a rear twist beam, held in a pair of bushes that aren't easily examined.
    (Not conventional trailing arms with bearings)
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    Yes, no IRS, no bearings like C5. The rubber bushes perish though, about $5-600.
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    I have never bought one, but the English places have them for 14 pounds each (eg, Eurocarecare). Add the labour, because it's a little fiddly, and needs a puller (Ebay if you haven't one). The setup is like the Peugeot 307 and 308.

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    The bushes are pretty easy to inspect on hoist with a mirror and are a common issue.
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    too many.

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    I had a quote for $540 including a front wheel alignment. Over $600 at another place. Thinking of doing it myself, and wondering if the puller is necessary? Just not sure if I can get one quick enough as there is less than 7 days to get it done.
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    P.S. She just got a quote for $900!!!!!.
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    Can you swap in a used rear subframe for less and be done with it?

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    You will need a puller as it is pressed in.
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    Here is the beast on a C4 (item 11) C4 Rear Trailing Arm Bearings-c4-arriere.jpg

    There is an account of a similar job on a P307 at http://www.peugeotforums.com/forums/...ot-bush-25232/

    Here is a how-to, in French, for the 307
    C4 Rear Trailing Arm Bearings-307-arriere1.jpgC4 Rear Trailing Arm Bearings-307-arriere2.jpg

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    Thanks Addo and Seasink for the great replies. One well known Pug mechanic was pretty surprised they needed doing. I'm very cynical about our roadworthy process, as it seems to lack any independence, leading to testers drumming up work for themselves.
    Going by the given link I would be happy to do then but given the time pressure, and potential issues with the roadworthy tester, she's decided to go ahead with the lower price at the other Pug specialist who could do it Monday.
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    if he thinks they need replacing due to "groaning" as you lower the car. .... My wifes C4 did this from new .... well it sure still did at about 30,000kms. It's all the rubber in the the frail little pretend suspension.
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