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Old 11-28-2005, 08:14 PM   #1
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Broken part on suspension.. where do i get part from?

Ok so i was tightening the 3 bolts on each side of my struts... and i ended up snapping one of the bolts. Its in this pic.. what part im talking about.



so i wanted to know where i could get that top part of the struts where it has the 3 bolts comming out of it. i swear i found it before on some site but i dont know where it was. thanks a bunch..


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Old 11-28-2005, 08:23 PM   #2
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http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...px?mfrcode=KYB
&mfrpartnumber=SM5169&parttype=1193&ptset=A

This should be what you need right here. I believe it's the same part number for all year foci. HTH.
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Old 11-28-2005, 10:08 PM   #3
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it's the upper bearing plate, aka strut mount. to replace, you have to remove the whole strut assembly, compress the spring, and remove the old bearing plate, install new, decompress spring, and reinstall strut assembly
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I believe the torque spec on those nuts is only 27 nm. Why did you tighten it so much?
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i dont have a torque wrench.. and there were other problems too... but yeah... i know i did torque it too much.. :x
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:18 PM   #6
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yeah.. i assume its pretty easy to change.. i changed the springs on the car before... but are there any torque settings for the other parts that i will bolt on and take off .. ect.. i dont wanna brake another part :/
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:01 AM   #7
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You can also drill the bottom of the sheared stud out of the plate and insert a bolt of the same size thru the wheel well. Use a star washer to keep the bolt from spinning when you tighten the nut . I did this on both sides of my rally car and it worked just fine. Its a lot easier than pulling the strut assembly and replacing the bearing plate. You can do a permanent fix/replacement when you "have to" remove or replace the strut.
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