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Author Topic: Rear spring lower rubber  (Read 3683 times)

Offline pabinlove

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Rear spring lower rubber
« on: October 08, 2013, 09:27:06 PM »
Hi all it's the dreaded MOT tomorrow. To be honest I forgot and it runs out tomorrow so have everything crossed. But I have noticed that 1 rear lower spring rubber looks abit well not right compared to the opposite one. I have tried to find what they are called and to see if any of you good people have had anything to do with them, how much can it be done with minimal fuss etc. many thanks Paul

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Re: Rear spring lower rubber
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 10:00:48 PM »
Hi Paul, they are called spring isolators and are there to reduce cabin noise by isolating the spring from the rear subframe. I dont believe they are part of the MoT but changing them is fairly hassle free and IIRC they were about £12 a side.

Jack the back, compress the spring with spring clamps, undo the lower shock absorber bolt and then you can remove the spring and access the isolator.
Given the fairly cheap cost, I'd line up a set of rear shocks whilst you are doing it as if they've not been changed before they will almost certainly have a soft section of travel.
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Offline pabinlove

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Re: Rear spring lower rubber
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2013, 11:24:58 AM »
Well fingers crossed it's gone in, on the way down there I ran through what I had done, and thought oh number plate bulb as it's sat there staring at me! So I quick roadside change! Anyway thank you for the information time will tell later today. Again many thanks.

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Re: Rear spring lower rubber
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2013, 07:40:08 PM »
Woop woop I have a pass you were right they don't come into the mot many thanks will get them sorted.

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Re: Rear spring lower rubber
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2013, 05:04:47 AM »
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Re: Rear spring lower rubber
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2013, 10:30:28 AM »
It's all thanks to you all on here for your advice would be knackered like in the past with previous cars and the Haynes manual ! Many thanks to all.

 

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