|04-30-2013 10:47 PM|
What are all these
Looking to replace rear shock mounts. I don't know what the washer looking parts are for and where do they go?
|11-17-2012 01:15 AM|
I have nylon washers in the mounts and it makes the "cracking plastic" sounds, all this time I thought it was the plastic tote I keep in the trunk to partition/isolate stuff.
I might play around with removing the washers and torquing the nut to 13ft lbs with a crowfoot socket at a 90* angle. The latex washers look like a great idea, but I don't know if I could find something like that.
|11-16-2012 11:27 AM|
|Geezer||The upper mounts between the wagon and the sedan/hatchback are very different as are the torque settings for each. After replacing my shocks on my ZX3 I developed a clunking problem as well. After pulling out my hair for several days (and I don't have that much to pull), I discovered that the interior panel (that has to be removed to get to the top mount) was the culprit. One of the clips on the back of the panel was not fastening correctly and was allowing the panel to bang around.|
|11-16-2012 02:12 AM|
No clunks ever, it's been 15,000 miles since I put them in.
|11-16-2012 01:44 AM|
|ldwinslow||On my 06 wagon I recently replaced the rear shocks and after three days I starting getting a clunking noise on even slight bumps. After talking with a tech rep. from Gabriel I had not torqued the shock bolts properly. I retorqued the bolts per the tech's spec of 85 ft/lbs on the upper and 76 on the lower and the clunking noise went away when driving over bumps. Apparently the shock mounting brackets are meant to tighten onto the shock sleeves. This eliminates the clunking between the mounting bolts and the sleeves when the sleeves are not held firmly by the mounting brackets. When removing the mounting bolts I thought they felt awful tight.|
|05-22-2010 12:48 PM|
I'm going out to buy shocks now and armed with the 13 foot pound number I plan to make my 2000 SE ride like a Bentley.
|04-12-2010 08:26 PM|
|oddballmazda||Can the clunking issue be solved the same way in a 2002 se sedan?|
|10-28-2009 05:32 PM|
|Geezer||The rule of thumb is to compress the bushings (stock rubber ones) so that they are no bigger in diameter than the above and below washers (stick out much beyond the diameter of the washer). For a urethane bushing this would be way too tight as they don't compress much unlike rubber. For urethane I'd just go hand snug (slight compression) on the upper nut unless the bushing installation instructions say otherwise. In either case, the goal is to not bind up the bushings.|
|10-28-2009 05:08 PM|
|CaysE||The shaft of the shock itself has to be able to move in the bushing. The stock bushing has an air pocket inside it... if you overtighten the nut, there's basically no bushing and the shaft can't move, making it prone to bending or breakage. You don't want the bushing itself to move around.|
|10-28-2009 04:40 PM|
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