[Vwdiesel] Re: [Audi-VW-Diesels] Rear suspension issues
gbangs at cfl.rr.com
Thu Nov 20 12:02:46 EST 2003
I don't think the bushing itself is the problem, but the thick, heavy
washer. This is what sits on the shaft 'step', and pushes against the
bottom rubber bushing, which in turn pushes against the bottom of the
body shock cavity.
I would keep the stock rubber bushing here. I would think Poly would
transmit a lot more road noise into the cabin.
On Fri, 2003-07-18 at 14:02, Brett wrote:
> Good ASCII drawing Gary. :) Yeah, I think it's the bottom bushing as well. I
> suppose I'll order some new bushings and see how that works out. The screwed
> up assembly is on the driver's side now, it was originally on the
> passenger's side. The passenger's side is now the good one, so I'm pretty
> sure it's nothing with the tower or the body. Seems pretty much to be the
> bushings, but I just wanted to get some advice from others that have more of
> an idea about it. Would I be better off to go with the stock rubber
> bushings, or should I bother with the polyurethane ones? The poly bushings
> are about $4 cheaper for a set.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "gary" <gbangs at cfl.rr.com>
> To: "Audi-VW-Diesels" <Audi-VW-Diesels at yahoogroups.com>
> Cc: "VWDiesel" <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
> Sent: Friday, July 18, 2003 12:23
> Subject: [Vwdiesel] Re: [Audi-VW-Diesels] Rear suspension issues
> > || <- 1 End of shock shaft
> > __|__|___ <- 2 Shock nut
> > ___||___ \ Heavy upper flat washer
> > \ / <- 3 Upper shock bushing
> > ----- ------ <- 4 Body shock bushing cavity
> > /______\ <- 5 Bottom shock joint
> > ___||___ / 6 Heavy lower flat washer
> > | | <- 7 Shock shaft
> > | |
> > Sorry for the crude drawing, I hope it remains intact.
> > But I suspect the heavy lower flat washer has been punched through by
> > the shock shaft(easy fix), or,
> > the shock bushing cavity in the body has been punched through(Ouch, not
> > so easy. May require welding to repair).
> > Did you try the driver side in the passenger position?
> > When the shock is in the "punched up" position, Can you see the stepped
> > thickness of the shock shaft? If so, then the lower flat washer is
> > foobar.
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