C5 X7 Lower Rear Bush Replace

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Re: C5 X7 Lower Rear Bush Replace

Post by GiveMeABreak » 09 Aug 2019, 12:56

You are talking about 2 different things here:

1) If you want the wishbone as a complete part - that has a Citroen part number that you can use to purchase or use to source an aftermarket one.

In your case it is:

Complete Wishbone
  • Left: Part number: 9663980680 (Citroen Price, £160.48 inc. VAT)
  • Right: Part Number: 3521S4 (Citroen Price, £224.12 inc. VAT

Or use the above part numbers to search the web - i.e. enter Citroen 3521S4 as your search and not just the part number.

2) As said before they do not always sell bushes or some constituent parts separately. So we cannot get you numbers for parts that are not officially supplied by the manufacturer. There are parts made to counter this in the spare part market, but as to fitting it's pot luck as we have noting to go on.

Lastly - if you have wire coming out of the tyres then suspect your tracking - and if you then say you have had it done recently - my answer would be to go back to the place you had it done - it won't be the first time that an all singing. all dancing, Carlos Fandango laser tracking system has shafted a car. Mine included - had tyres replaced new and later tracked at ATS and 2 months later wires coming through the tyres. Went back and kicked up hell - turned out the bl**dy machine was not calibrated correctly and had an out of order sign on it. Suffice it to say I had new tyres from them and re-tracked elsewhere.

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Re: C5 X7 Lower Rear Bush Replace

Post by barryanto » 09 Aug 2019, 17:43

I appreciate all the help Marc

i was wondering is the left arm not 3520w1 as the number you quoted seems very long compared to the other one and the price seems mad too

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Re: C5 X7 Lower Rear Bush Replace

Post by GiveMeABreak » 09 Aug 2019, 17:52

No problem.

As to your question, it was 3520W1, but has since been superseded by a later part number, which is always the one I will quote. So you have both numbers now, but the long number is the latest replacement. :wink:

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Re: C5 X7 Lower Rear Bush Replace

Post by barryanto » 09 Aug 2019, 18:07

sound jasus am making headway and when you buy them arms does them bushes am after come with them of are the a seperate item

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Re: C5 X7 Lower Rear Bush Replace

Post by GiveMeABreak » 09 Aug 2019, 18:42

:rofl2:

I think I understood you there!

Yes, have a look at this picture which is a genuine wishbone from Citroen in the packing - if you look closely to the left of the photo, you can see the bush bracket I think you are after!
Wishbone Bushes.PNG

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Re: C5 X7 Lower Rear Bush Replace

Post by barryanto » 09 Aug 2019, 18:47

that's the part by the end of the year we will have it sorted lol

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Re: C5 X7 Lower Rear Bush Replace

Post by GiveMeABreak » 09 Aug 2019, 18:50

Sometimes with parts like this it’s better to buy the whole flipping thing and save the faffing about trying to get the add on parts!

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Re: C5 X7 Lower Rear Bush Replace

Post by myglaren » 09 Aug 2019, 22:15

My daughter had a similar problem with her Rover 75. It was cheaper and more accurate to replace the lot rather than faff around with bushes.

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Re: C5 X7 Lower Rear Bush Replace

Post by barryanto » 22 Aug 2019, 17:10

Hello guys a update on the situation i got the replacement parts MEYLE 11-14 610 0040 MCM0034
now i cant say these are a fit yet as the mechanic i had got to do the job is gone on two weeks holidays and with a difference of a few mm with some parts it's impossible to tell until the previous ones are out.
Anyway i have a question when putting the bush on the arm is there a particular degree to install them so there is no internal stress on the actual rubber part as when my last ones were replaced i don't think my mechanic followed this advice they only lasted two years compared to the OEM parts lasting 8 years.
I think there was too much torsional stress on the parts and they wore out before there time but then again the bush brand awaiting replacement are Firstline parts so that may explain some of the short lifespan.

Anyone have a opinion on this please feel free to educate me
thanks