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4851Re: [bmw e28] rear shock removal?

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  • Rick
    Nov 27, 2006
      The 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.
      > ----- Original Message ----
      > From: doug dykaar <ddykaar@... <mailto:ddykaar%40rogers.com>>
      > To: "Bmw@Digest. Net" <bmw@... <mailto:bmw%40digest.net>>;
      > bmwe28@... <mailto:bmwe28%40yahoogroups.co.uk>
      > 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
      > bottom
      > 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
      > center
      > 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
      > attacment
      > bolt), will I be able to wiggle the metal bushing tube out of the hub?
      > Regards,
      > doug
      > 85 535
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      > 94 855 turbo
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