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Author Topic: Seat alhambra upper strut mount issues  (Read 326 times)

Offline Bigbubba85

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Seat alhambra upper strut mount issues
« on: August 21, 2021, 02:04:18 PM »
I have recently changed the lower arm steering rack track rod end and upper mount bearing and rubber when its all back together it still comes up really high twice height of driver side it is completly baffling me what the issue is why still coming high it is on lowered suspension would shorter tie bars fix the issue

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: Seat alhambra upper strut mount issues
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2021, 11:46:19 PM »
Was the reason for changing those bits due to ride height or has the increased height come after the parts were fitted?
« Last Edit: August 21, 2021, 11:49:53 PM by johnnyroper »

Offline brianh

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Re: Seat alhambra upper strut mount issues
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2021, 11:46:48 PM »
Are you sure you have the top mounts the right way up (the rubber donuts)? When you say high, is the gap at the top where the cap goes higher on one side than the other, or does the car sit higher on one side than the other?

Offline Bigbubba85

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Re: Seat alhambra upper strut mount issues
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2021, 03:47:49 PM »
Im pretty sure they the right way up the height is just on the one side at the cap

Offline Bigbubba85

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Re: Seat alhambra upper strut mount issues
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2021, 03:53:46 PM »
Its the height at the strut top it was high before the rack got replaced as was leaking oil and the other parts followed i replaced the strut top around a year ago settled for a bit and up again the bearing was still ok but put a new one in anyway

Offline Bigbubba85

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Re: Seat alhambra upper strut mount issues
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2021, 03:55:40 PM »
Im pretty sure they the right way up the height is just on the one side at the cap
have you got a diagram of the mount to check its right way round

Offline brianh

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Re: Seat alhambra upper strut mount issues
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2021, 06:41:25 PM »

 

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