Rear beam of Peugeot, Citroen

The rear beam of Peugeot, Citroen, Samand, Lifan, SMA

The rear beam of Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner , 405, Peugeot 205, Peugeot 206, Peugeot 306, Peugeot 309, Citroen Xsara, ZX, AX —
here you can find information about their problems and solutions..

There is also information about problems rear beam, connected with Samand, Lifan, SMA rear beams.

The materials are grouped into the following sections (see menu groups in the column):

  • Repair of the rear beam is a section in which the rear beam repair is described. Some articles refer to the very rear beam, its particular units and details: the rear beam lever, rear beam pins. The reasons and processes, leading to wear and breakdowns, are considered. It is explained, how to avoid the expensive repairs at the wrong time and put off the beam restoration to more suitable time. The repair and restoration processes are depicted.
  • What is important while repairing the rear beam — is a section, which casts light upon the frequently asked questions and complications you can face repairing the rear beam. This information will help you to concentrate on the most important details and stages of rear beam renovation.
  • How to prolong the rear beam life — is a section devoted to technologies, prolonging life and minimizing the rear beam breakdown risk.
  • For your assistance — is a section containing the examples of rear beam repair and different articles on the topic.

If you are the owner of the above mentioned car models, you have to watch over the condition of the rear beam of your car, namely over the condition of needle bearings and proper stuffing boxes.

Unlike usual bearings, the needle bearings of Peugeot Partner, 206, 405, Citroen Berlingo, Xsara, Samand rear beams have no inner race and needle rollers move on the surface of the rear beam pin (the detail is also called rear beam axle or shaft). The rollers may wear out or break down with time under influence of moisture or corrosion. Because of having no inner race, they wear out the surface of pin. After some time running on out-of-work bearing the outer race, which is pressed into the rear beam lever, may collapse and damage the lever mounting surface.

This kind of breakdown appears, when the needle bearings are not replaced on time. The renewal of the rear beam requires the demounting of it, special tools, devices, equipment and some specific experience are also needed. The replacement of pins, rear beam axles, the restoration of levers is much more complicated, expensive and takes more time than timely pin replacement. It can be done in each service station, but not every master is aware of how to replace the needle bearings of Peugeot, Citroen, Samand.

The repair of the rear beam of Peugeot, Citroen, Samand contains certain stages, one of them is the replacement of rear beam pins (axles). The rear beam axle is a kind of repair kit, but it is sold separately, without bearings.

In spite of the fact, that the Peugeot 206 or 405 rear beam is simpler and is seen more frequently than the one of Citroen Xsara, it is difficult to buy the rear beam pins. The service stations do not have them quite often, because they try to sell and fit the whole rear beam.

There are often some fakes among the rear beam pins. On the page The standard pin – It's proportion and geometry you can find information about some technical aspects you should pay attention on while buying the rear beam pin. This article will help you to buy a qualitative pin.