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Old 08-25-2005, 11:04 PM   #1
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A couple of weeks ago, I started to hear noise coming from the pasenger side rear of the car. I found that top shock mount was bad, and the rod from the shock was pushing through. The concave washer on the top was a good 3/4 inch above the top of the mount. I replaced the mounts and shocks, and didn't think much more about it - until today.

A friend who also has a 2000 SSEi mentioned that the car was making noise. We went for a ride, and could hear a subtle rattling from the back end. I checked the same mount, and found that it is starting to do the same thing. This one is only about 1/4 through so far.

Anyone else experiencing this? If you hear some noise (rattle, bang, etc.) from the back of the car...may want to start by looking here.
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Thanks for the heads up, I'll check it out.
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can you post some pics of the bad parts.
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our SSEi doesn't doa nything like that in the rear, but it does up front. the front driver'* side strut rattles over bumps.. it'* very annoying! The strut appears fine visually however..
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I can get a picture of the one that is just starting to go bad. I already threw mine away. Even though mine only has about 66,000 miles on it, I just considered it as one of those things that happen and just tossed it all.. After I removed the top nut, the entire center part of the mount came out with the rod. Now that I've come across a second car with the same problem, I thought we may have another common problem here, and should let people know. It seems a bit too coincidental. The car that has the current problem has about 75k miles on it. I'll see if I can get a picture and post it tomorrow.
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THANKS ARCHON
i have 108k on my 2000 SSEI ,did i say my car ITS my WIFES car, i get to drive a pickup !!

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My driver’* side front shock mount has been replaced by the dealer (20,000 miles or so). The front strut was rattling over bumps, still kind of does it… Kind of lame for a 34,000 dollar car…
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Here'* a link to the picture that I took today. It'* just starting to go, and is a little hard to tell that from the picture...especiallly as Yahoo cuts ths size down.

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/archon...&.dnm=e56d.jpg
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Thanks for the pic, i'll have to look at my wifes car tonight.

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Tell her that you'll have to drive it for a while, just for a test...even though you hate having to give up driving the pickup.
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