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    Evening gents-Pulled rear corrector off Xantia.Put another on -cleaned etc.

    Wonderful result-no rear height movement.

    Jacked car up on all fours.Bled front-bled rear.

    Plenty fluid from front.None fron rear.

    Hopefully there is a more brilliant mind or two out there that comprehends the 'sitch'.

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    Certainly appreciate assistance as there will be a logical solution that we cannot see as yet.

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    maybe just run it for ages on low with regulator bleed open?

    run it for ages on high with regulator bleed open?

    kick it?

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    Are all tubes reconnected in the correct order? This is a common problem.
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    Thanks Gents-Have run for a while with reg, bleed open.

    Will only go up @ front -should try that but still in the air.

    Have checked pipes with another Xantia-appear corrct-colour coding with spray can would be a smart idea to save any confusion.

    Tomorrow is a nuvva day so will look @ with fresh eyeballs.

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    The other possibility is a crushed supply line if the car has been offroaded.

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    Are all four wheels now on a solid surface or still suspended? If suspended you may not get rear suspension movement as there is no resistance to work against.

    You should not need to "bleed" the suspension as it is a flow through system and any air in the system will automatically be bled when the return comes to the tank. BRAKE systems are one way though and do not self bleed.

    Running the engine (which of course turns the pump) with the bleed screw on the regulator opened 1/2 a turn only will prime the pump and when you see a constant fluid flow back to the tank (without bubbles), close the regulator bleed and tighten. Then open it again (engine running) and repeat maybe a couple of times over a few minutes.

    Then do Citrobics by putting the height lever to high then back to low a few times over a few minutes.

    That should do the whole trick.
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    Thanks-still airbourne.Still trying to work out why no fluid from rear when bleeding as s'posed to be wheels off to do so.

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    It won't work properly if the wheels are hanging down. The hydraulic pressure only works against gravity to lift the car, so it will not retract the wheels if they are off the ground. Be careful if it's Hydractive, because opening of the 3rd sphere valve can result in the rear arms jumping suddenly and unexpectedly. Having anti-sink may be another wrinkle.

    If you strip a corrector, you are supposed to fill both sides with fluid before fitting, but if you forget, it will eventually bleed itself. The result of having air in the corrector will be lack of damping. Accumulated debris is the usual problem that prevents a corrector working properly.
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    If you are bleeding the rear brakes, you MUST have the wheels on the ground to provide pressure on the rear suspension spheres from which the pressure is bled to activate the rear brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    If you are bleeding the rear brakes, you MUST have the wheels on the ground to provide pressure on the rear suspension spheres from which the pressure is bled to activate the rear brakes.

    John
    Or to be safer the rear should be on ramps as the arse of the car will drop as you bleed brakes if they're fed from the suspension system.
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    Update-Car is on ground.raised & lowered car several times-rear only came up & down once.

    Checked several times for flow into reservoir-I see no flow.

    Front came up before rear.

    As Colonel Klink said "I know nothing"........But we are trying..........VERY!

    Thanks so far gents.
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    Just to add.Checked height corrector rod-end clamp slipping on rod-re-adjusted twice-still slipped-do not want to overtighten.

    Reckon something simple is wrong.

    Thanks.

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    Yep maybe simply not engaging?

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    Why did you replace the height corrector in the first place ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pekay49 View Post
    Just to add.Checked height corrector rod-end clamp slipping on rod-re-adjusted twice-still slipped-do not want to overtighten.

    Reckon something simple is wrong.

    Thanks.
    Is the car capable of driving to ballarat ? Your welcome to put it up on my full length ramps so you can safely get under it.

    BTW: If you didn't dismantle the height corrector into it's individual components, it WILL be still internally sludged up. It's a very simple task.

    Say you didn't pickup the unregistered XM that was sitting in the main street of ballarat for months ?

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    I'd be tempted to take the corrector off again and see if its all hunky dory re sludge. Unless you've already dismantled it cleaned it and replaced on car correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Is the car capable of driving to ballarat ? Your welcome to put it up on my full length ramps so you can safely get under it.

    BTW: If you didn't dismantle the height corrector into it's individual components, it WILL be still internally sludged up. It's a very simple task.

    Say you didn't pickup the unregistered XM that was sitting in the main street of ballarat for months ?

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    Noticed the XM there for a while-noticed the plates off the other.Sounds like it has disappeared!

    Did not dismantle the mech side of the corrector-only the hydraulic.

    Will see if we can get driveable tomorrow-could you pm your mob no. so I can reach you easily.

    Appreciate your offer.



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