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Old 05-13-2001, 09:16 PM
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Hello,

Well, I have finally gotten all the parts I need for the torque strut replacement on my '86 300E. Took it all apart this weekend, and ended up putting all the old stuff back together. I just could not get the sleeves pushed into the spindle where they belong without messing them all up. I suppose the proper thing to do is remove the spindle and take it somewhere to get pressed. But I just was hoping that someone would know of a tip or trick for getting them pressed in. (I'm speaking of part number 210 352 00 43 that correspond with the new updated arms 210 350 33 06) thanks again for any help.

Evan
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Old 11-13-2001, 08:35 PM
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I hope you got the job completed, Help

Greetings Evan,


I read this post through the search option, and I too just received my ordered parts to change out the old torque struts because of tremedous rubber wear on the front arm bushing. Did you complete this task, and if so what and where do all the new parts go? I got the two bolts and nuts and a three sided washer as well as a brass looking sleeve. How does it all replace the old set up? I'd appreciate your help if you've already done this one. Please be specific with your details if you can, including which way the bolts go into the stut.


Thanks,

Charles
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Old 11-14-2001, 12:16 AM
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The best/safest and most efficient way of getting those done is to bring 'em to a machine shop....it should only cost a few bucks, and you will end up with a professional job.
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Old 11-14-2001, 03:48 AM
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Greetings,

I don't think we are talking about the same parts. The ones he mentions in his post are the torque struts in the rear suspension that were changed out with an improved part. The strut has the rubber and center mount installed on them, but the updated kit also includes the new bolts, a three sided washer and what looks like a small flexible steel sleeve. I was asking if he ever found out how the new strut needed to be installed, and how if any you compensated for the alignment bolt that was installed on the old unit?


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