1991 2.0i Auto

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Re: 1991 2.0i Auto

Post by citroenxm » Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:22 pm

Cv boot looks very good in that pic..

Can't hp on the lower mount. Never changed one.
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Re: 1991 2.0i Auto

Post by Dieselman » Thu Jun 09, 2022 6:55 am

Not changed a lower mount eiter, but can't see why you shouldn't be able to do it in situ. That one doesn't look bad enough to fail an Mot test.
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Re: 1991 2.0i Auto

Post by Citjon » Thu Jun 09, 2022 8:10 am

Thanks for the comments. I need to have a proper look at the boot with the wheel off as there is grease coming from somewhere.

I found another thread about the bottom mount and it didn't look too difficult using the bolt and washers method. I don't think the MOT tester will be too bothered but I would prefer to change it anyway.
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Re: 1991 2.0i Auto

Post by Dieselman » Fri Jun 10, 2022 5:59 am

To check the Cv boot jack the wheel up, turn the steering to full lock and rotate the wheel while watching the now expanded boot pleats.
Any splits will be obvious.

Looking again, that looks like oil, not grease. Possibly a split strut return pipe.
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Re: 1991 2.0i Auto

Post by Citjon » Fri Jun 10, 2022 10:08 am

Yes it could be. I definitely changed the o/s strut return but can't remember doing the nearside so will have to check. Would be good if it is that.
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Re: 1991 2.0i Auto

Post by Citjon » Fri Jun 10, 2022 12:34 pm

So it is definitely the boot :cry:

Looks well perished which is not surprising really.
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Did I read somewhere that you don't have to drain the diff on the automatic box when removing driveshafts?
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Re: 1991 2.0i Auto

Post by citroenxm » Fri Jun 10, 2022 3:30 pm

Correct Jon. They are dry diff if that makes Sense. Nothing comes out when shafts removed..
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Re: 1991 2.0i Auto

Post by Citjon » Fri Jun 10, 2022 6:04 pm

Thanks Paul that's one less thing to worry about!
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Re: 1991 2.0i Auto

Post by Dieselman » Sat Jun 11, 2022 7:40 am

No need to take the driveshaft out of the diff, just unclip the brake hose and pad warning wiring, split the lower balljoint and track rod end, undo the driveshaft nut, push the shaft out of the wheel bearing, undo the clips and knock the joint apart, clean the joint and shaft, replace boot, fill joint with molybdenum grease and push on, fit boot and clips..rebuild in reverse of dismantling.

Tip:
Jack the car up then set the suspension to low as that will assist with parting the lower balljoint, otherwise the leg will be pushing down hard on the ball joint.
Another advantage of the lower arm being higher is access to part the balljoint is much improved, vastly reducing the risk of tearing the rubber boot.
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Re: 1991 2.0i Auto

Post by Citjon » Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:56 am

Thanks for the guide Will, I'm expecting the inner boot to be 'shafted' as well (excuse the pun!) so wanted to check before starting the job.
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