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R129 top shock mount

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by jenna-rae, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. jenna-rae

    jenna-rae Senior Member

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    hi
    has anyone changed the front top shock absorber mount on a R129. i need to do mine and just wondering what sort of job it is, it not self levelling just standard.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Just unbolt it,, the spring has nothing to do with it

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  3. kth286

    kth286 Senior Member

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    it pull down from underneath.

    so the problem is getting the wishbone low enough for the damper to lower to allow
    space to remove mount assembly.

    so it does involve the spring and damper.

    why do you want to replace it/them ?
     
  4. jibcl500

    jibcl500 Senior Member

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    Very easy job to do but do both as the result from the failed top mount dents the bonnet!!!

    Coil can stay in place just support the car and the lower wishbone.

    jib
     
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    W140-Spares Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    looking handsome these days Jib
     
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    Its an age thing :D:D
     

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