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Thread: Rear shock only lasted 6 months

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    Default Rear shock only lasted 6 months

    End of March, 6000 miles ago, I fitted a pair of Meyle shocks to the rear.

    The past month or so I have had a weird noise, rather like fuel sloshing in an unbaffled tank, coupled with a squeaking sort of noise - especially obvious at slow speed and coming from the back.

    Having chased wheel bearings, and various other bits, as I jacked the nearside up the noise was heard coming from the shock itself.

    Not happy

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    Not good. In fact, it's shocking!!!!

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    Assumable they should still be under warranty then ,best have a word with the supplier to get them replaced as they should be replaced as a pair .
    I put bilsten B4,s on mine when the stealers told me of an advisery on my rear dampers that was over 30,000 miles ago and there still good
    Driving vauxhall,s for 30 + years
    and still loving it

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    Yeah - I've e-mailed them via e-bay as that's where they came from, so not overly optimistic on the outcome. TBH half the reason is I'm commenting is I'm annoyed at the failure, and the other half to alert the rest of you to what's happened with a Meyle shock.

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    With all due respect mate, who are Meyle? I've never heard of them before

    Regardless 6 months/6k miles is completely unacceptable (unless the town you live in has all cobbled roads and is riddled with potholes

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    Meyle are a big German aftermarket supplier - 260 million Euro turnover last year !

    Re the roads round here - country but pretty good. This may just be a rougue unit, but .............

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    Quote Originally Posted by JagRigger View Post
    Meyle are a big German aftermarket supplier - 260 million Euro turnover last year !

    Re the roads round here - country but pretty good. This may just be a rougue unit, but .............

    Well, the supplier has offfered a replacement

    Meyle have said if there is a problem, let them know and they'll take it up with the supplier on my behalf.

    Good customer services from both parties

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    They are also the people that make the uprated drop links I think.

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