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Old 28-06-2008   #1
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front strut change

tips please for changing leaking near side strut on 1998 2.5 ducato motorhome,where is the top mount hidden,
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Re: front strut change

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tips please for changing leaking near side strut on 1998 2.5 ducato motorhome,where is the top mount hidden,
Top mount held by three M8 screws. Open passenger door and remove lower dash panel. Carefully pull out insulation pad from above damper/spring unit (shocker), all should be revealed.
My tip is to suppoort van securely, remove road wheel, and brake-caliper, not as hard to do as it looks, secure caliper up out of way with string, remove top-mount bolts, then remove lower four bolts which hold the shocker to the hub unit, withdraw shocker. If you are replacing the worn top-bush, be aware that theres another bush in another plate below the top-bearing, which looks like phosphor bronze, but it's made of oilite and can be easily damaged when trying to fit the new part to the old one. You can use spring compressors, but most car typr ones are too small.
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