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Author Topic: top mount  (Read 2422 times)

Offline badders1954

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top mount
« on: September 12, 2016, 07:54:30 PM »
It looks like the new top mount has failed on my 2003 2.3 galaxy a few months ago I replaced all the front suspension new top mounts new struts new drop links new bottom ball joints now the nearside has developed  a clunk looking at it today all I can find is excessive movement in top mount question is what's the best one to buy as I don't want it to go again
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Offline insanitybeard

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Re: top mount
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2016, 08:40:10 AM »
What parts did you fit? Branded stuff or whatever the factors had going?
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Re: top mount
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2016, 08:24:08 AM »
Just bought the lot from eurocarparts all delivered in plastic bags with no make on them
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Offline insanitybeard

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Re: top mount
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2016, 06:56:34 PM »
Hard to say then if it's down to it being a cheap aftermarket part but if it's not lasted very long it may be worth getting a genuine or quality branded top mount and seeing if it fares any better. Looking at Euro car parts now for my reg it gives a choice of an 'aftermarket' - i.e, cheapo- top mount or a more expensive Corteco version. GSF are offering a Lemforder top mount which should be top quality, they make a lot of the O.E fitment balljoints etc.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2016, 06:57:12 PM by insanitybeard »
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Re: top mount
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2016, 07:59:12 PM »
Had strut off and checked mount the rubber bit is fine however the bearing part has failed!! Looking at it seems to be a very flimsy item looked at new one in local gsf store and that too is just as flimsy doesn't anybody one with a proper roller bearing
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