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    Default BX 19 LOCKED UP FR SUSP

    THE FRONT SUSPENSION IN THIS BX 19 HAS LOCKED UP WITH NO SUSPENSION GIVE,BUT IT WILL RESPOND TO THE HEIGHT CONTROL LEVER,FULL UP & FULL DOWN,?? THE ONLY FRONT SUSPENSION MOVEMENT IS FROM THE TYRES,THE REAR SUSPENSION IS WORKING FINE WHILE THE FR WONT GIVE,
    PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS,
    THANKS........

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLF
    THE FRONT SUSPENSION IN THIS BX 19 HAS LOCKED UP WITH NO SUSPENSION GIVE,BUT IT WILL RESPOND TO THE HEIGHT CONTROL LEVER,FULL UP & FULL DOWN,?? THE ONLY FRONT SUSPENSION MOVEMENT IS FROM THE TYRES,THE REAR SUSPENSION IS WORKING FINE WHILE THE FR WONT GIVE,
    PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS,
    THANKS........

    Mate, turn your caps lock off, upper case text is very hard to read.

    Now first thing is first DO NOT get under a hydraulic Citroen (ie: BX) without first putting it on ramps or axle stands to ensure you don't get splattered.

    Does the car work at all heights, or only the 'high' and 'low' position.

    If it works at all heights, but is rock hard in the front, you need new front spheres.

    If it only will go to high and low, you need to get under the car. Note: as stated before DO NOT GET UNDER THE CAR UNLESS IT'S SUPPORTED MECHANICALLY. It can drop incredibly quickly crushing you.

    Back to your problems, there is a series of linkages and cables running from the lever inside the car, to your front height corrector. If you trace these linkages out you find some of them are siezed or completely popped out of there right position. Lubricate them all, free them up and ensure all the linkages are working correctly.

    Once this is done everything will work again

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    DLF,

    For starters, can you knock off your Caps Lock off when posting as it's terribly hard to read? (It's also considered shouting when posting on boards)

    If the problem is just that the suspension is rigid, then you need a couple of new front spheres possibly.
    If the suspension is just going full up, then it's a case of adjusting the front height corrector.
    Whereabouts are you from? If we know this we may be able to recommend a course of action if you don't feel confident to do it yourself.
    Either way it shouldn't be an expensive job.


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    cheers for the response, im new to this & didnt know to lower case....

    i`ll try the fr spheres due to it felt like seized front shocks like on a jap car,will write back when fixed,
    thanks again......

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