Shock bump problem

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Fudger, Oct 3, 2002.

  1. Fudger

    Fudger Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Guys, I heard a knocking sound from the front nearside and when I investigated, the rubber stop that sits on the shock has almost disintegrated. This is the stop that is on the shock but within the wheel compartment not on the top where it feeds through and into the engine bay.

    I assume it was due to bad fitting by the mechanic when the shocks were fitted a few months ago.

    However, assuming I can get a rubber stop tomorrow, how easy is it to fit bearing in mind I need to pull the shock back down into the wheel compartment to get it on and then feed the top of the shock back up and into the engine bay?

    Do I need to get a garage to do it?

    Cheers guys.
     
  2. Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    let a garage do it, or see if you can get the original mechanic to fix it (pref. for free)
     
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    Fudger

    Fudger Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Wow, I did it &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>

    The bushing was split in two but what I don't know is how much do I compress the top bushing when winding the 2 nuts dowm.

    V12, you know about these things don't you?

    Forgive me if I am mistaken.

    Cheers.
     
  4. V12

    V12 MB Club Veteran

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    Im not a suspension expert as such (there are probably more knowledgeable people on here)

    I do know a little however.

    Just wind it till it starts to bite and compress, that is normally good for OEM spec.

    Drive the car and make sure it dosent pull left or right and you have a smooth sping(it is dampening)

    Basically, it shouldnt affect it hardly at all.

    Just as long as it isn't loose
    <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>
     

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