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    Default Peugeot 207 repairs

    Never really done repairs on my cars myself but fancy giving it a go,
    Bought a little Peugeot 207 run around as a second car that I can try repair and don't mind it being off the road or me making a bullocks of things.

    Need to replace the rear coil springs which seems like it might be easy enough , but learned these things rarely are as easy as they seem

    Anyone got any experience with or workshop manuals for a 07 plate 207

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    Default Re: Peugeot 207 repairs

    Recently did a front coil spring on a motor. Not same make and although rear should be easier to replace I know one thing.
    You need a proper spring compression tool with the semi circle plates to sit the spring in that you then wind up to tighten etc
    Have seen these other springs compressors that wilco/halfords I assume would stock and maybe I am being a pussy but fuck me they don't look man enough and I reckon people must have been killed using them after they give and a spring goes rocketing into someones head at 50 miles an hour :-)

    Just dont use iron bars and bits or rope lol

    Someone more in the know like Overcarl might call me out for being a soft cock but this is the type of spring tool I suggest : [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Not cheap but the point is finding one you can borrow, its the cheaper 15 ones that terrify me.

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    Default Re: Peugeot 207 repairs

    you shouldn't need spring compressors for the rear the shock absorber and spring are separate

    put a jack under the car and undo the top mount on the shock absorber
    jack the car up until the spring is loose , pull it out and replace it with new one
    pull the shock absorber back into place and bolt it back up, you might have to let the jack down a bit but should be doable without touching the jack

    Use a decent trolley jack not one of those next to useless scissor jacks you get with the car, make sure it's secure when you jack the car up and it's best to use an axle stand to be safe

    if you don't understand any of this get a mate to do it
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    Default Re: Peugeot 207 repairs

    Don't need spring compressors for the rear, just unbolt the shocker and the axle will fall enough to get the springs out, well that's how I remember them.

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    I used to have a C4 Loeb it was all mouth no trousers but I loved it. When I went to change the auxiliary belt I found out how well Citroen engines are designed. They have 5 mm holes all over for dowels to fix things in place while changing belts even the timing belts. Aux belt took five minutes. Must stop typing now as the predictive text is fucking me right off like a goodun.
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    Default Re: Peugeot 207 repairs

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]did one a few years ago, easy enough, but not as simple as hynns says
    think I need to take the wheels off to get the axle to drop low enough to remove spring, maybe I should have lifted the back of the car higher from the ground, (I started doing cars in the 70's when if you lifted a car by its jacking points the car just bend in half, because of rusting)
    scanned the page in hynnes manual but too big to post (1m) pm me
    Last edited by rusty; 14th April 2018 at 07:40 AM.

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    Default Re: Peugeot 207 repairs

    I've been unlucky then. ALWAYS been front springs for me.

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    Default Re: Peugeot 207 repairs

    Mitchb, sent the pdf to you via email, Saturday 1324hrs

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    Default Re: Peugeot 207 repairs

    think i had to compress the spring slightly to get it out/in, but as I said I didn't have the car that high at the back

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    Default Re: Peugeot 207 repairs

    Quote Originally Posted by rusty View Post
    Mitchb, sent the pdf to you via email, Saturday 1324hrs
    Cheers mate, received it. Tried Pm to let you know but inbox is full.

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    Default Re: Peugeot 207 repairs

    Quote Originally Posted by piggzy View Post
    I've been unlucky then. ALWAYS been front springs for me.
    What, the side you sit ?

    Ted
    Run your wife a nice hot bath, light some candles & pour some wine. Then you've at least 40 mins on the xbox plus a clean wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG-TED View Post
    What, the side you sit ?

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    pmsl (cunt) ;-)
    Actually last spring was wife's side now you mention it. Gonna have a word now. No more cake for her.

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    Default Re: Peugeot 207 repairs

    Finally got time to look at this properly today. All went pretty smooth thanks to the help from everyone here.

    Took about 90 minutes start to finish, hardest thing was getting new spring in place, once I enlisted someone to stand on the axle to push it down it took no time to get it in place.

    Only problem is I noticed the front driver sides springs broken and not as springy ( 2 coils sit together ) and its slipping off the cup at the back. Guess that will be my next task and then onto replace the brake pads

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    Default Re: Peugeot 207 repairs

    Nice result

    Just thought I should mention driving a car with a broken spring is illegal and dangerous.

    Even if my some miracle it doesn't affect the handling, there's no guarantee the bits wont move and slice through the inside of your tyre at the worst possible moment.

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    Default Re: Peugeot 207 repairs

    Quote Originally Posted by Over Carl View Post
    Nice result

    Just thought I should mention driving a car with a broken spring is illegal and dangerous.

    Even if my some miracle it doesn't affect the handling, there's no guarantee the bits wont move and slice through the inside of your tyre at the worst possible moment.
    Yeah I'm not really using it at the minute, should get the front spring fixed in the next few weeks. Be interesting to see what needs fixed next!

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