User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Just one more suspension question

  1. #1
    Regular Member craigmerry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    midlands
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Just one more suspension question

    When undoing the bit from inside engine bay(torq/star nuts) do i need to remove all 4 or just the middle one ? Haynes say all 4 ?

  2. #2
    Regular Member Gsi3.2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Technical directors office
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    on the struts?...

    you undo all 3 outer torx bolts and remove the strut from the car... then , WHEN THE SPRING IS COMPRESSED, remove the inner big nut....

    DON'T DO IT ANY OTHER WAY.....

    Haynes manual.....doesn't sound like it's very clear does it..

  3. #3
    Regular Member hudz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    northern ireland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    If u take them all out,you'll have springs flying all over the place!

  4. #4
    Regular Member Gsi3.2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Technical directors office
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    and taking yer head off.... don't underestimate how deadly these are if they fly loose..

  5. #5
    Regular Member craigmerry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    midlands
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    on the struts?...

    you undo all 3 outer torx bolts and remove the strut from the car... then , WHEN THE SPRING IS COMPRESSED, remove the inner big nut....

    DON'T DO IT ANY OTHER WAY.....

    Haynes manual.....doesn't sound like it's very clear does it..
    The haynes rear how to is perfect, front just trickier i think. So i undo the 3 outer ones, undo bottom nuts, then remove the whole lot. Put the compressers on and remove the middle one. And refitting is the opposite of removal yes ?

  6. #6
    Regular Member hudz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    northern ireland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    You got it!

  7. #7
    Regular Member craigmerry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    midlands
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hudz View Post
    You got it!
    Fingers crossed then , just watch out for an urgent help thread tommorrow . Got 6 hrs before my bro finishes work anyway, hopefully won't need to ask my little brother for help

  8. #8
    Regular Member hudz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    northern ireland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Just make sure spring is well compressed and is free 2 move about before u remove top nut in suspension unit,damper piston will turn as u undo top nut so be sure 2 stop from turning!Good luck,it's handy enough!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Suspension Question
    By 9171joshua in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 7th September 2010, 09:58
  2. Suspension question??
    By colalowe in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10th September 2008, 20:05
  3. suspension question
    By craigmerry in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 3rd April 2008, 17:58
  4. suspension question. ???????
    By kev bux in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 9th March 2008, 15:55
  5. suspension question
    By grattygruff in forum Handling & Braking
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13th July 2007, 21:09

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •