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Re: HOW TO: Change your FRONT top mounts
« Reply #30 on: 11 June 2012, 22:49 »
Had a look on etka, and found this.



Notice number 28, threaded bush, goes between the bearing and the top mount. This is wrong though, as you've pointed out.

So which one is the special nut? 24 or 28?

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Re: HOW TO: Change your FRONT top mounts
« Reply #31 on: 11 June 2012, 23:08 »
im very much a noob but 24 is a nut to hold 23 in place.

and 28 is to hold 21 bearing in place.

25 is all i want to replace, but that other guy is saying you need to remove 28 to remove 25.. i was hoping to just remove 25 replace 25 without taking the whole strut off.
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Re: HOW TO: Change your FRONT top mounts
« Reply #32 on: 11 June 2012, 23:10 »
Had a look on etka, and found this.



Notice number 28, threaded bush, goes between the bearing and the top mount. This is wrong though, as you've pointed out.

So which one is the special nut? 24 or 28?

28 threaded bush.


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Re: HOW TO: Change your FRONT top mounts
« Reply #33 on: 11 June 2012, 23:18 »
On mine I've got the bearing sitting directly on the coilover top cap, then the top mount sitting on that and it's held in place with a normal flat hex nut, must be about 5mm thick or so.

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Re: HOW TO: Change your FRONT top mounts
« Reply #34 on: 16 June 2012, 21:40 »
This is the nut



It goes here



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Re: HOW TO: Change your FRONT top mounts
« Reply #35 on: 07 March 2013, 09:38 »
Hi I need help I changed the top mounts but that special nut I cant figure out how to tighten I went as far as I could with a air hammer but when I put the suspension back on it the car it squeaks like hell I am thinking that is the cause any help do?

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Re: HOW TO: Change your FRONT top mounts
« Reply #36 on: 07 March 2013, 15:19 »
You need a thin walled deep socket or a ring spanner. Have to assembled the shock correctly.

What top mounts do you have cos if they are orange poly ones from eBay they are sh!t.


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Re: HOW TO: Change your FRONT top mounts
« Reply #37 on: 07 March 2013, 21:28 »
Wd40 or some white grease usually stops the squeaking but it is a common problem when running coilovers.

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Re: HOW TO: Change your FRONT top mounts
« Reply #38 on: 07 March 2013, 21:32 »
They will only squeak if they are fitted wrong or worn. Only had noise with orange poly top mounts .



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Re: HOW TO: Change your FRONT top mounts
« Reply #39 on: 08 March 2013, 10:30 »
I fitted original vw mounts and sorry it was a false alarm it is a squeaking tier rod ball joint that is causing the noise.
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