Peugeot 309 GTi (1.9) Rear Suspension Assembly Required

Discussion in 'Peugeot 309' started by CAd, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. CAd

    CAd Guest

    Hey All,

    My trusty 309's rear suspension has seized on one side, it was like this
    when I bought it a year ago but I didn't realise this until I *tried* to
    change the standard dampers for sporty bilstein ones, one of the rear wheels
    is stuck up in the arches, looks good but doesn't drive so..

    I bought from my local scrapyard a whole rear suspension assembly from a 309
    (diesel) thinking that I could just change the drums for my discs and put it
    all back on again but after stripping down to the stub axles I realised that
    the GTi has different bearings and exen the stub axle is longer :(, I
    believe I can still get the axles hydraulically pressed and changed however
    at this point I fell it may be easier just to source a non-seized whole
    assembly, dampers and discs not required, I am in South London.

    One last thing, even though the 205 GTi variant will fit, again (apparently)
    the stub axles are shorter and ride height lower so is not advised...?

    Any advice greatly appreciated.
    CAd, Apr 10, 2005
  2. Lee Power via, Apr 10, 2005
  3. CAd

    R Guest

    It's the damper that's seized, if you are replacing it, job done!!!

    I think
    R, Apr 11, 2005
  4. CAd

    CAd Guest

    Not so, cos when I took of the old, equally knackered and leaking damper the
    arm just stayed stuck up in the arches, it was well stuck, probably not
    advisable but both me and my mate were both jumping up and down on it to try
    to release the 'rusty' splines... Whole unit required, Peugeot UK want £600
    for all new parts.
    CAd, Apr 12, 2005
  5. CAd

    Wichita Guest

    I see mention of
    If it helps I had the rear suspension of my 405 turboD estate replaced
    by them last summer and all seems well.
    They're near Honiton ... so it's a hack down the 303/30
    Did it while I waited - took several hours - did timing belt and heater
    hoses behind engine at same time ...
    all very reasonable. Obviously you'd have to stress the GTI and longer
    stub axles etc. I imagine they'd transfer your stub axles with
    appropriate new bearings. Strange place out in the country ... but they
    do seem to know what they're doing.
    Wichita, Apr 12, 2005
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