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    Just took my DS23 to my local mechanic and he came across something odd apart from a split inner rubber garter on the left hand side he said the left wheel is soft and easy to lift and the right is hard and tight, when i got it home i put it on stands at the front and and released the pressure and i find he is right i can lift the left wheel by hand but cant budge the right. Do i have a problem?

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    that's not right... if you have it with the wheels dangling, by lifting one wheel, you should be lifting both as the anti-roll bar will lift the other side. Is you anti-rollbar disconnected
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    that's not right... if you have it with the wheels dangling, by lifting one wheel, you should be lifting both as the anti-roll bar will lift the other side. Is you anti-rollbar disconnected
    Thanks will need to wait till the weekend to check it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by robo View Post
    Thanks will need to wait till the weekend to check it out
    Other thing is is the hard side may be out of gas. Either punctured diaphragm or just plain depleted. The gas is what makes the suspension soft

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterMol View Post
    Other thing is is the hard side may be out of gas. Either punctured diaphragm or just plain depleted. The gas is what makes the suspension soft
    If the wheels are dangling, it will make no difference as there is no pressure in the suspension circuit
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    If the wheels are dangling, it will make no difference as there is no pressure in the suspension circuit
    At least there shouldn't be. On the other hand, if there is a solid column of fluid with only a tiny path back to the reservoir through the height corrector, it might feel pretty solid. Easy enough to check. Remove both spheres while the wheels are dangling and see if it makes any difference..
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    Quote Originally Posted by citroenthusiast View Post
    At least there shouldn't be. On the other hand, if there is a solid column of fluid with only a tiny path back to the reservoir through the height corrector, it might feel pretty solid. Easy enough to check. Remove both spheres while the wheels are dangling and see if it makes any difference..
    Very carefully on the 'hard' side......
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    Agree. It could be a blockage with high pressure unable to relieve itself

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    After lettering the car sit for a few day I can lift the right side all seams ok but it still is a bit easier to lift the left wheel.

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