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Should the front shock covers be loose or clipped in place

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Should the front shock covers be loose or clipped in place

Post by Charsiufan » Sat May 18, 2019 2:24 am

Should the shock covers be loose like in the pic or should there be a cable tie or similar holding them on to the lower part of the shock? It appears to be the same on both sides of my 2013 XC90.

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Re: Should the front shock covers be loose or clipped in place

Post by ggleavitt » Sat May 18, 2019 8:46 am

Once the weight of the car settles on the spring, you'll see the bellows drop down to cover the strut base (you can see where the bellows base rubs against the strut in the photo).


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Re: Should the front shock covers be loose or clipped in place

Post by Charsiufan » Sat May 18, 2019 9:34 am

Thank you!



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