Anyone please tell me what this bolt is?

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by CHRIS STARKEY, Jun 8, 2011.

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    Hi, I am trying to locate the top of the rear shocker on my 2001 E320CDi estate - is it this bolt in the attatched photo?
    According to my book it should be a nut rather than a bolt! I don't want to undo it & something fall off!!

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    Thanks Olly.
    I've finally managed to find the source of my bumping from the back - with the help of another thread - it's the rubber bushes at the top of the rear shocker.
    I changed the top rubber (as it's easy to get at) and it got better but didn't go completely.
    I then tried loosening the top bolt & driving & lo and behold it stopped!! :)
    Can anyone tell me how difficult it is to change the one under the body?
    Is it just a matter of jacking the car up, removing the wheel & then the shocker will just drop down - or does it have to be compressed?

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    As Ollie said and you discovered, its a bolt. Hope this helps:

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    Thanks renault12ts - I've been hoping that site would be back up again.

    Is it just a matter of jacking the car up to change the rubber bushes on the top of the shocker??
     
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    I think it is Chris. You could disconnect the shock from the actuator to allow it to compress. But someone more experienced may know differently.
     
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