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Rear suspension problem, very bouncy

Citroen bx 1.9 TRS 1989 model , does any one remember any thing about the suspension system on that old bager french car ?? i have a very bouncy rear supensions please help me .

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Its the round green balls at the rear need changeing.i think they are called sveears.

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Knee action shocks on them i think !
like old english cars oil filled act like a pump!!
may just need resleeving the bores with stainless steel ones & new rubbers!
I hope this helps
Cheers Rob

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