City-El has a front shock strut has similar to a scooter with
a short rocker and an absorber leg.
The picture here is of series 1 vehicle, therefore still
levers are to be seen there for the accommodation of the bowden
cable for the parking brake.
In the back quarter-elliptic leaf springs with absorbers are
installed. The spring travel is particularly short in the back.
It can occur with older series that the motot hits the middle
battery and damages it. Some El s are situated so deeply that
shock absorber " rides " constantly on its rubber stop,
the suspension comfort suffers here naturally. Stronger feathers/springs
are fitted since ca.1995 series. Older vehicles can be re-fitted
easily with the new feathers/springs. With some older vehicles
feathers/springs are already broken. My City-El is also sagging
due to distortion of the battery basket at the spring fixing
Feather/spring change in the back
- Hub nuts in the back
- Jack up
- Wheels remove
- The feathers/springs are fastened to the fixed end with
in each case two screws to the battery basket. In the
battery basket are welded nuts. Above these nuts collects
itself dirt that to be first removed must.
- The nuts/mothers with penetrating oil / Rust remover well
inject, the fixing bolts are otherwise difficult to
- The plastic covers in the wheel housings remove.
- The retaining screws of the brake core disks (horizontal
SW17) at the suspension bushings remove
- With jacking equipment the feathers/springs again
somewhat load (jacking equipment under the feathers/springs
- The upper screws of the shock absorbers at the battery
- Feathers/springs relieve
- Suspension bushings and transverse stabilizer of the
feathers/springs remove (aluminum threads in the backing
plates, be careful not to strip).
- The feathers/springs at the fixed end unbolt and remove (if
you the front bolt break off you have a problem - in the
worst case one must bore the bolt remainders and damaged
thereby probably the thread of the nut/mother. A second
nut doesn't really help. This second nut/mother collides
then with a fixing bolt of the battery basket in the
battery. The threads then before removing well inject!)
The installation takes place then similarly to the removal.
With the fact it is important that one does not let spannings
arise (with the feathers/springs)... Best one meets this in which
one the work procedures for both pages always directly executes.
With some vehicles aluminum shims installed between the
springs and the battery basket to raise the ride height.
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