So the suspension on my Xantia 1.9 Diesel Turbo has gone hard. So the
general advice is to replace the spheres. I buy the new parts, change the
spheres on the front and then turn to those at the back. The one in the
middle is easy to replace but when I try to remove the ones at the rear
wheels I have a problem! The sphere screws on to a shaft that goes into a
suspension mount with a greased piston in a rubber cover at the other end.
The shaft/sphere assembly is supplied with hydraulic oil via the usual sort
of pipe. When I use a tool to unscrew the sphere, the whole assembly starts
to rotate, limited only by a weak bracket and the pipe.
Help! Do I try to remove the whole assembly so that I can put it in a vice
to unscrew the sphere or what? Needless to say the hydraulic pipe nut is
seized so I will probably end up drilling it out.