Xantia rear height corrector joining link.

Hi there,
I've got a Xantia which has been sinking at the back for a while now. I got it up on the axle stands on Friday and found a nice seized up height corrector, as expected.
However, the bit that was broken was the little U shaped bit of steel rod that links the plastic bit of the corrector to the anti-roll bar. A bit of internet searching shows people saying that it's a cheap and easy replacement, but no one saying where you can get one. Can anyone tell me where I'd find one?
Also, how much elbow grease will it take to loosen the height corrector up?
Thanks in advance,
Ambrose
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You wont free it off !!!
You can spray with WD40 all day but it will not get into the seized bits.
This is a common problem with the Xantia, the metal link has snapped because the height corrector is seized, so you will need to replace both. In fact replacement wil be less time than you will spend spraying and swearing.
You can get recon units from Pleiades www.citroen-hydraulics.com or ring them on 01487 831239.
Dont forget to spray all the linkages with a spray on grease when replaced, this will keep the replacement working longer.
Regards. Slim
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Slim wrote:

I take it that applies even if I've got all day to spend with the plusgas, WD40, PTFE lube, etc, and really really would rather not be spending the money. Also, I'm rather scared of undoing LHM seals. You'd definitely recommend replacing it.

I'll give them a call. Their website doesn't seem to say how much the deposit on the recon unit is.

I'll do that. Of course, 125000 miles and 12 years with apparently no servicing is a pretty good innings anyway.
Thanks. This is one of the most helpful newsgroups I've seen.
Ambrose
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I very much doubt if you will get it free, however long you try.
In my honest opinion, the only cure is to bung another one on.
Dont fear the pipes, use a decent flare nut spanner and they will be fine.
Regards Slim
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Slim wrote:

Thanks. There's a perpetual stingy optimist in me that's insisting on giving it a try for an hour, but at least it means I won't be too annoyed when I crawl out after an hour of unsuccessful cramped awkward dirty smelly dingy work.

Reassuring.
Thanks once again.
Ambrose
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Ambrose Nankivell wrote:

if you are absolutely set on an hour of unsuccessful cramped awkward dirt smelly dingy work, you could do worse than spray diesel fuel on it - you'll find it is super smelly and given my recent experiemce with "diesel and carpets" I can vouch for it's super penetrative powers!

he's right you know ...

I'd spend part of your hour spraying plus-gas (or diesel) on the fittings before attempting to move them ... and then use a decent spanner ... and I'd personally recommend tightening them slightly to "break the seal (corrosion!)" before undoing them ...

bonne chance
S
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