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Old 03-26-2010, 09:01 PM   #1
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My car developed a rattle in the right rear area and we traced it down to the what we thought was the shock. We replaced both and it went away for a while... then came back. I thought it might be a bad shock, replaced it, all was good for a while... then it came back. When I replaced the last time I got a lead that maybe it was the mount. So I finally got a mount and got it installed a few hours ago. And so far it has gone away.

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My shocks had this configuration on the top:




The instructions looked like this when I got them:





I mounted the shocks per the instructions so it looks like this:



Have I mounted this thing correctly?

Thanks for the great forum and for your help!! Sorry the pictures are so big.. they are re-sized, but I did not realise they were so big still

Adam

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I mounted mine the way the instructions said also.I dont think it would make any differance if it were the other way. Dave
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As of now, I have one of each! Maybe I'll do a comparative study! I think the right mount was just worn out, so hopefully this will fix the noise (for more than a few weeks!) Adam
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Mounting it the way the instructions say is the correct way. I am suprised that you could even get the nut to thread on by mounting it the other way.
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Thanks Denny! It threads about the same amount with the washer (is that what it'* called?) placed in either position, which only added to my uncertainty! Luckily these are about the easiest things to monkey with in terms of getting at them, and to change the position of the washer(?) I think I can do that one without a bandaid!
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