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Avant tailgate strut ball fixing bolt loose, advice required thanks

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  1. gtvlew
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    Afternoon all :sm4: , 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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  2. SuperV8
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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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    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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    Worked a treat cheers
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