4851Re: [bmw e28] rear shock removal?
- Nov 27, 2006The best way I found was similar to below. Put the car up on stands,
then take the pressure off the shock by jacking up under the lower arm.
john holst wrote:
> Hi the best way to remove the rear shocks ,would be raise the car so
> the rear hub has no
> weight bearing down on it ,but have a block close under the hub so to
> support it when the shock
> seperates. (don't tear the lower rubber bush if you want to reuse the
> shock) good luck John from Oz.
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> From: doug dykaar <ddykaar@... <mailto:ddykaar%40rogers.com>>
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> Sent: Sunday, 26 November, 2006 8:03:30 AM
> Subject: [bmw e28] <e28> rear shock removal?
> So I'm tryin ta remove the car from the rear shock, on account of the
> banging over bumps and I bought new upper mounts, and the bolt on the
> comes out, but the shock is still on the hub good.
> I see from the picture on da web that the bottom bushing has a metal
> tube that sticks out and goes into the hub. I'm loath to liquid wrench
> it as
> I want to reuse the bottom bushing.
> Pry bars and banging haven't worked. If I stick a rod (or use the
> bolt), will I be able to wiggle the metal bushing tube out of the hub?
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