Re: Thud in right rear shock - Saabnet.com Bulletin Board
Thanks for the great explanation. That is disappointing news about Bilstein shocks. I replaced the shock, paid attention to make sure the spring was rotated and seated against the stops in the cups at the top an bottom. It is possible that I may not have tightened the top nut fully against the stop. I didn't have a through hole socket so I used an offset wrench and held the shaft with a pair of needle nose vice grips. I tightened it before I released the spring tension.
I don't look forward to wrestling with the mounting bolts again as I only have hand tools and those bolts offer quite a bit of resistance. (what I wouldn't give for a lift and air tools lol)
I just had a 4 wheel alignment done...will taking the shock off and on again screw up the alignment?
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