Technical suspension problem

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Technical suspension problem

g11ary

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walking towards the car today I noticed that the wheel was tilting in at the top as if all the camber had gone out.
Drove home slowly (less than qtr mile) and this is whats happened underneath. The bush has pulled out of the bottom of the strutt.
How do I get it back in it still has the bolt on it, which at first I thought might have fallen off and would simply need knocking back on and a new nut to hlod tight.
Advise please.
 

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no too dodgey.

Change it, i and many other people can sell you a used one for a fiver. a new one is circa 18.

dont risk it matey, i'd call you something obscene if you did!!!! :D :D :D :D
 
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So I guess not having ever done one, that a bearing will need pressing out?? How easy is it to change the damper?
Who's gona sell me a damper and bearing?
 
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g11ary said:
So I guess not having ever done one, that a bearing will need pressing out?? How easy is it to change the damper?
Who's gona sell me a damper and bearing?

The car has only done 37k so i'll probably only renew one.
 
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g11ary

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So I guess not having ever done one, that a bearing will need pressing out?? How easy is it to change the damper?
Who's gona sell me a damper and bearing?
 

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regardless of 'only' 37k you should always replace them in pairs.
have you checked the radius arm bearing as mentioned above?
 

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Is there anyone out there who would be willing to write a DIY guide on how to replace the rear dampers / shock absorbers on a mk1 punto? Mine's is the 55s model. :confused:
 

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its fairly easy even just looking at the rears.
put basically unbolt the shox,let the rear arm drop and the spring comes free.
im skimming it obviously and would recommend getting a haynes manual to give you a guide to look at
 

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chris.fulton said:
Is there anyone out there who would be willing to write a DIY guide on how to replace the rear dampers / shock absorbers on a mk1 punto? Mine's is the 55s model. :confused:


Absolute piece of p*ss to do, even if youre a novice!(y)
You dont need diy guide! its that simple.
1./Undo the bolt that holds the radius arm to the suspension.
2./ Knock bolt through to enable radius arm to drop.(being careful not to let spring shoot out!)
3./ Replace dampers.
4./ Knock bolt back through to connect radius arrm to suspension and tighten.
N.B. i usually find it easier to place a jack under the suspension to raise it into place and not cross thread bolt!(y)
 

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I supported the arm with a few bricks and a piece of wood to take the strain off the shock a little & it stops the spring from making a bid for freedom.
 
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