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2001 V70XC - Rear shock bushing separating

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Re: 2001 V70XC - Rear shock bushing separating

Post by xHeart » Fri May 22, 2020 10:23 pm

The spring compressor is lightening fast in comparison.
The old spring looks beat yet felt fine at 198,000 miles, but the shocks are done.
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Re: 2001 V70XC - Rear shock bushing separating

Post by xHeart » Sat May 23, 2020 8:16 pm

Assembled the first rear strut and maneuvered it back in. But, placing shock back over the control arm sleeve feels daunting even with control arm being strapped -- taking a break.

This spring compressor is best, safe and gentle on DIYer.
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Re: 2001 V70XC - Rear shock bushing separating

Post by - Pete - » Sun May 24, 2020 1:56 am

Yep, it is a little puckering the first time you go to get the lower shock mount back into position. With a come-ahh-long scissoring the 2 control arms down, I typically get the hole in the shock lined up with the peg on the control arm, then you sorta have to manhandle it & even beat it onto the peg with a rubber mallet or dead blow. It’ll go, it has to.
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Re: 2001 V70XC - Rear shock bushing separating

Post by xHeart » Sun May 24, 2020 7:54 am

- Pete - wrote: ↑
Sun May 24, 2020 1:56 am
Yep, it is a little puckering the first time you go to get the lower shock mount back into position. With a come-ahh-long scissoring the 2 control arms down, I typically get the hole in the shock lined up with the peg on the control arm, then you sorta have to manhandle it & even beat it onto the peg with a rubber mallet or dead blow. It’ll go, it has to.
I found following post from Goldshcmist using scissor jack. Would placing scissor jack on tie rod cause the tie rod to bow a little when lifting, causing alignment issues?
Goldchemist wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:55 pm
I actually used the jack that came with my car to force the rear wheels down enough so that I could get the rear shocks back on their studs. See picture of rear passenger side.
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Re: 2001 V70XC - Rear shock bushing separating

Post by vtl » Sun May 24, 2020 9:22 am

I remove the front stay and strut installation requires very little scissoring, or just pushing on the wheel hub with your leg/weight. Never had to ratchet the arms.

Stay can be installed back very easily by jacking up the hub until the holes align.

Also IPD-style rear toe rods are must have for good rear toe alignment, IMO.
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Re: 2001 V70XC - Rear shock bushing separating

Post by - Pete - » Sun May 24, 2020 9:53 am

Those thin black stay arms aren’t very strong. They don’t cost much, but personally, I wouldn’t put a scissor jack there.
I think VTL may be talking about the trailing arm. That’s good to know, if so. The instructions in ViDA show to use a large ratchet strap or come-ahh-long to pull both arms towards the floor.
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Re: 2001 V70XC - Rear shock bushing separating

Post by xHeart » Sun May 24, 2020 12:07 pm

vtl wrote: ↑
Sun May 24, 2020 9:22 am
I remove the front stay and strut installation requires very little scissoring, or just pushing on the wheel hub with your leg/weight. Never had to ratchet the arms.
- Pete - wrote: ↑
Sun May 24, 2020 9:53 am
Those thin black stay arms aren’t very strong. They don’t cost much, but personally, I wouldn’t put a scissor jack there.
I think VTL may be talking about the trailing arm. That’s good to know, if so. The instructions in ViDA show to use a large ratchet strap or come-ahh-long to pull both arms towards the floor.
Indeed, good to know vtl!
Took this pix after strut leans and rests, misses the goal.
Is this the "S" like arm below the brake+abs line, if so, unscrew both ends and remove completely?
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Re: 2001 V70XC - Rear shock bushing separating

Post by - Pete - » Sun May 24, 2020 12:12 pm

Yep, 2 bolts come out, nuts are part of the weldment so no need to counterhold them, then the trailing arm comes off. As VTL pointed out, you’ll need to use your jack under the knuckle/control arm to adjust height to line your holes back up.
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Re: 2001 V70XC - Rear shock bushing separating

Post by vtl » Sun May 24, 2020 7:01 pm

VIDA calls this thing "a stay". I can't judge if that is a correct Swedish-English translation.

BTW, jack needs to be positioned along the car, not perpendicular. Handle towards engine.
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Re: 2001 V70XC - Rear shock bushing separating

Post by xHeart » Mon May 25, 2020 9:19 am

vtl wrote: ↑
Sun May 24, 2020 7:01 pm
BTW, jack needs to be positioned along the car, not perpendicular. Handle towards engine.
The rear of the car is sitting on jack-stand. I'm imaging that removing "stay" will lower the control arm, thus, relatively not perfectly, align the mounting point to the shock's donut. Once the shock is mounted, I'll place a bottle-jack under the knuckle and raise the assembly so the "stay" to align back to its mounts... unless you say otherwise.
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