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Torsion bar
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Hi guys got a snapped torsion bar I think !!!!I am Mechanically competent so would like to attempt it myself it's a petrol 05 multispace my first question is are parts available is the bar one long length and what diameter on the dreaded eBay is describes rear left and right I am committed to repair

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Your best bet is to get an exchange axle from say IM axles.
There are threads on here about doing the swap.
Are we there yet????? Huh
Ex 1.6hdi van now 3 seater 1.4 multispace
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Yep just swap the complete axle. It's not a bad job providing everything comes undone. It can be done on a driveway with some axle stands and a decent jack.
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(19-01-2019, 01:04 PM)Tomcat3 Wrote:  Your best bet is to get an exchange axle from say IM axles.
There are threads on here about doing the swap.
Hi guys thanks for responding but the car has been brought for a charity banger rally and budget is very tight I can see on eBay torsion bar for sale saying left and right

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(19-01-2019, 01:24 PM)hawaiianblue Wrote:  Yep just swap the complete axle. It's not a bad job providing everything comes undone. It can be done on a driveway with some axle stands and a decent jack.
Thanks for responding but budget is very tight as a car has been brought for a charity banger rally I've had a good look and feel I can achieve the work but eBay described as left and right why is this

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(19-01-2019, 02:27 PM)dustybin1988 Wrote:  . . . I've had a good look and feel I can achieve the work but eBay described as left and right why is this


Sitting in the driving seat of the car Right is Right & Left is Left no matter what side the driver's seat is on!



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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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(19-01-2019, 03:33 PM)jj9 Wrote:  
(19-01-2019, 02:27 PM)dustybin1988 Wrote:  . . . I've had a good look and feel I can achieve the work but eBay described as left and right why is this


Sitting in the driving seat of the car Right is Right & Left is Left no matter what side the driver's seat is on!



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Ok cool it's snapped on the left side but right side is far too low and left is not too far behind

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(19-01-2019, 03:42 PM)dustybin1988 Wrote:  
(19-01-2019, 03:33 PM)jj9 Wrote:  
(19-01-2019, 02:27 PM)dustybin1988 Wrote:  . . . I've had a good look and feel I can achieve the work but eBay described as left and right why is this


Sitting in the driving seat of the car Right is Right & Left is Left no matter what side the driver's seat is on!



.
Ok cool it's snapped on the left side but right side is far too low and left is not too far behind

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I would expect the torsion bar to be 1 length not 2???? [Image: a157d345eaa4dca16c430e737a2f7517.jpg]

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There are Two torsion bars one for each trailing arm,  there is also an anti roll bar that links both trailing arms.

The torsion bar for the RHS trailing arm is anchored at the LHS of the axle.

The torsion bar for the LHS trailing arm is anchored at the RHS of the axle.

From the picture it looks like your RHS torsion bar has snapped a few inches in from where it is anchored.


Look up some picture of the axle on-line and you will see how the torsion bars fit etc.

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#10
I just thought I should read to you from the Gospel of Haynes, chapters 10, verse 16;

Vehicle ride height - Checking
Checking of the vehicle ride height requires the use of specialist tools to accurately compress the suspension in a suspension checking bay.
The operation should be entrusted to a Peugeot/Citroën dealer, as it's not possible to carry out checking accurately without the use ofthe appropriate tools.

And so spoke the saint!

In other words, section 15 lists how to remove and refit the rear axle assembly, but there's no explanation as to how to remove and refit the torsion bars correctly.
And these bars needs to be pre-tensioned.

I'll much rather rebuild my beloved TU3JP4 and torque the head bolts by 'feel' than mess with those rods. Screwing up the torque on the head bolts will cost you a head gasket or a cracked head, screw up the torsion bars and you get a car that could be lethal.
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