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1998 v70AWD front strut spring rubs wheel well

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1998 v70AWD front strut spring rubs wheel well

Post by Miltown » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:13 pm

So I replaced my struts about 2 years ago with the Bilstens and when I was putting it all back together I did notice that each of the springs seemed bowed . I never noticed that before on any other struts I have done but let it go as when I tried to get it straighter it still would still come out bowed. The bow is slight but it is there . I let it go but now I'm getting this knocking noise from the spring hitting the wheel wells. Has anyone else had this issue and is that bow normal in the springs? Thanks


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Re: 1998 v70AWD front strut spring rubs wheel well

Post by Overland_XC » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:04 am

Got this problem. Did you find out what it is?



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Re: 1998 v70AWD front strut spring rubs wheel well

Post by Miltown » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:58 pm

Just ended up replacing both struts complete. No issue now.


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Re: 1998 v70AWD front strut spring rubs wheel well

Post by rspi » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:09 am

Chances are, the springs were not set in the spring seat properly.


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