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Old 01-29-2014, 06:04 PM   #1
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Rear Shock Mount fitment problem

Hi all, I am replacing the rear shocks and mounts on a 2000 323ci. I removed the old shocks with ease, but cant mount the shock back in place. When attempting to mount the shock (and rsm), I can not get the RSM to seat correctly in the frame. It seems as if the RSM's diameter is too large to fit into the frame. I cant get it seated enough to start both bolts on the topside of the trunk. I compared the old RSM and the new one, and the diameters seem to be the same. Anyone had this problem? Any advice of how to seat it correctly? Thanks a lot!
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:08 PM   #2
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Rotate the mount and try again. It happens. What brand shock mounts did you get?
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:34 PM   #3
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They are KYB mounts from autozone (I know, autozone was the first problem.)
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things can get really awkward cause the space is a little tight. remove the wheel if you have to
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:03 PM   #5
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I replace my rear shocks today and all was good but after I went to the store on my way back home I started to hear a rattling noise any idea I changed the bumper stop and boot the shocks are Sachs

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mango you have any idea what it could be I tighten bottom bold and upper mount bolt but its rattling

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