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    Default Why doesnít the left suspension sphere depressurise

    Happened on the third d in a matter of months. Swapping left front sphere and really tight. Throws lhm everywhere as I get it undone which is a devil of a job. Have done all the normal things like setting the car on low and releasing the pressure at the accumulator. Suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterMol View Post
    Happened on the third d in a matter of months. Swapping left front sphere and really tight. Throws lhm everywhere as I get it undone which is a devil of a job. Have done all the normal things like setting the car on low and releasing the pressure at the accumulator. Suggestions?
    Hi Peter,
    On the odd occasion when this has happened with me, slipping a trolley jack under the jacking point on the offending side and lifting and lowering the car a few times has released the pressure - I'm sure someone will have an explanation as to why. . .

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    Because Citroen. I recall that it can also be a sign of worn or non-existent bump stops.

    Greenblood's suggestion is the best known one.
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    The fallback is to slacken a suspension cylinder pipe union just enough to release the residual pressure, catching the LHM in a rag. Last time I had to do this was with a pair of dead flat front spheres. There wasn't very much LHM lost. I tried the jack trick to no avail in that case.
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    Thanks guys. I’ll lock that away till next time. Looks like not so uncommon

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    Oh another thing. Pump the break button a bit and wiggle the steering side to side - half turn each way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    Oh another thing. Pump the break button a bit and wiggle the steering side to side - half turn each way.
    Oh dear God no. Not UFO. "Pump the break button"?
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    its easy to get the shits fixing cits and making typos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XM Mechanic View Post
    Oh dear God no. Not UFO. "Pump the break button"?
    It's either:

    1/ I thought he had a wagon
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    2/ Autoerect
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    3/ I'm being held hostage and I'm trying to signal my situation by a deliberate spelling or grammar miskate

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    What was that 2/ option again? We're not talking car aerials again are we - I thought the little tiny ones were only on modern cars .
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    Quote Originally Posted by XM Mechanic View Post
    Oh dear God no. Not UFO. "Pump the break button"?
    Until it is broken perhaps?
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