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Old 26-09-12, 10:07 PM   #1
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Default 307 axle pivot bush

Just a quick guide on changing pivot bushes on the 307 "in situ"

To start with you'll need in addition to usual socket and spanners

1/ new bushes
2/ a large socket, around 50+mm should do
3/ a length of Bar with 2 nuts and washers to suit.
4/ brake pipe clamps.


To start with jack up rear or car and remove both road wheels,

Clamp both brake flexible hoses between the chassis and the axle, and then disconnect them using a suitable container to collect any brake fluid

disconnect the handbrake cable at the calliper and release the cable clamp free cable from the axle

Support weight of axle and carefully remove lower shock absorber bolt.
then remove the rear spring.

disconnect the ABS sensor cable, I chose to just release the cables to allow the ABS cable to remain connected.

By the book the next step is to release the axle by removing the 4 bolts from the mounting brackets on the axle. but prior to doing this you must mark up the location for reffitting.

Then remove the bolt through the bushing. the bushing can be easily tapped out with a hammer after drilling the rubber out of the inside and then gently tapping the outer plastic sleeve inwards with a screwdriver (see pic)

Refitting of the bush is done by using a long bar and a plate and a socket to pull the bush into the axle. this is surprising easy as they are plastic bushes. (see pic) for the last part i used another socket not pictured.

Note the left hand bush can be removed by releasing the pivot bolt. the right hand has to have the whole plate removed, peugeot require the use of 4 guide pins for axle alignment, in the absence of these pins i used 2 AA batteries with the plastic removed.

Reassembly is the reverse of removal, remembering to torque all the bolts disturbed when the car is back on it's wheels and bleed the brakes.
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Old 26-09-12, 10:15 PM   #2
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Aligning the R/H axle mount, using battery as a guide.
This is a guide only and can be easily damage the batteries and they get stuck in the mount. and you have to take the mount off again to get them out

Before i changed these i found very little information or bush tooling on the internet suitable, Maybe it will inspire someone else to have the confidence.

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Old 13-01-13, 06:50 PM   #3
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Today I used this thread and the pictures within to tackle the rear trailing arm bushes on my 307 SW and in fairness I thought I'd write a little reply.

Firstly big thanks to stvstx for posting up this guide. It certainly gave me the heads-up I was looking for. Other than this thread I found very little on the net about changing the 307 rear bushes.

I managed to do both bushes without disconnecting the shocks, springs or brake pipes but had to be really careful not to stretch the flexi brake pipes. If they'd been any shorter then I wouldn't have gotten away with it. The left bush is certainly much easier because on the right hand side you've got the fuel tank to watch out for.

Again big thanks to stvstx.

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Old 14-01-13, 09:45 PM   #4
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I have to admit that i had the use of a workshop press arranged just in case the bushes were stuck in, anyone who has attempted these on a golf will know what i mean. so the axle was ready to be whisked away.

I have used the kits available for other cars and they are good. but nothing is available for the peugeot.
The shocks and springs are pretty quick to drop so i would do that next time. but not having to bleed the brakes would save a lot of time. and would mean the job can easily be done in an afternoon

thanks for adding to this post Pete
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