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    Avant tailgate strut ball fixing bolt loose, advice required thanks

    Afternoon all , my drivers side rear strut anchor point to rear quarter panel is loose, ive dropped off the strut to see if I can tighten it up but its not threaded by the looks, is there a replacement for this item , do I have to remove the inner lining for access to remove the whole thing, heres a pic, thanks Gary.


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    Mine came loose last week. It is threaded. Just nip it up with the appropriate spanner. Lube the ball a little to help stop it happening again.

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    Looking at the paint around it, it looks bodged already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audi Doodah View Post
    Looking at the paint around it, it looks bodged already.
    the paint had been rubbed away with wear due to it being loose , i just rubbed it down with the audi touch up pen and then touched it up with paint, P for plenty,

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    Try doing it up with a 13mm spanner mine did the same a few times then I put some loctite on it seems to have stopped it for now. But i keep an eye on it every few weeks just to make sure its not coming loose again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-83 View Post
    Try doing it up with a 13mm spanner mine did the same a few times then I put some loctite on it seems to have stopped it for now. But i keep an eye on it every few weeks just to make sure its not coming loose again.
    Worked a treat cheers

 

 

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