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Having front suspension replaced

doublem_1 Mar 16, 2012

  1. doublem_1

    doublem_1 Member

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    I have booked in to have my front suspension replaced in a few days time. I am just trying to make sure I have all the bits. I have the shock absorbers, springs, top mounts, bearings.

    Is this everything? I have a feeling something is missing...
     
  2. Paradox1

    Paradox1 Active Member

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    Sounds about right.
     
  3. doublem_1

    doublem_1 Member

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    Just when I try and picture the bits going together I can't work out what is going to hold the spring under tension. Or does it the top mount get sandwiched between the chassis and the springs?
     
  4. murran

    murran Well-Known Member

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    you mean the upper/top spring cap? the lower cap is part of the shocker. the upper one they'll remove from your excisting strut once its off the car, along with the bumpstops and dust covers to fit with your new bits and bobs.

    hows your anti roll bar bushes and links? lower ball joints and wishbone bushes?
     
  5. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    top spring plate goes under the top mount itself and is held on by a nut. This holds the spring/ strut combo together. The topmount then goes itno the turret with the plate and another nut to ho;ld it to the car
     
  6. doublem_1

    doublem_1 Member

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    Ah Ok thanks guys. I have replaced the anti roll bar bushes recently as well as the drop links last MOT. Not sure about the rest. I will get them checked though.
     

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