Top mount replacement

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Top mount replacement

Postby Tracee » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:24 am

I need to replace my front top mounts. Is it a case of having to remove the whole suspension unit? Or can it be done from above?

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Re: Top mount replacement

Postby eddypeck » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:51 am

You have to drop out the whole suppression strut, it's not a bad job. Pretty sure it's discussed on here in various thread, try a search.
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Re: Top mount replacement

Postby Tracee » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:31 am

eddypeck wrote:You have to drop out the whole suppression strut, it's not a bad job. Pretty sure it's discussed on here in various thread, try a search.
Yep ok, went head on and I've almost the driverside so the next one should be quicker. Just fighting with the power steering belt replacement at the moment... Damn rusty adjusters

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Re: Top mount replacement

Postby Monkey » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:34 am

Just be aware, that pulling the shock out will affect your camber and tracking.
So once it's all back together, get the camber and tracking sorted, or it'll drive like crap and wear your tyres out in no time.
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Re: Top mount replacement

Postby Tracee » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:38 pm

Monkey wrote:Just be aware, that pulling the shock out will affect your camber and tracking.
So once it's all back together, get the camber and tracking sorted, or it'll drive like crap and wear your tyres out in no time.
Yep I'll get it booked for tracking before its first MOT for 9 years

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