[ROVERNET - UK] P6 Front Suspension

Paul Smith Paul.Smith at auroraenergy.com.au
Tue Jun 22 23:37:47 BST 2004

I have removed the springs with normal spring compressors, can supply
pictures of it if you wish.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Trafton" <v8rover at earthlink.net>
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Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] P6 Front Suspension

> I'm not sure that I really have a question but more like looking for some
> thoughts/experience/opinions on the top link assembly for the P6
> I managed to rebush all the front suspension links and install new ball
> joints but was unable to remove the springs.  As a result the original
> bushes are still in place for the top link assembly, as well as the rubber
> cushion and bump stop for the springs themselves.
> Now when I drive the car I am feeling/hearing a sort of heavy 'clunking'
> noise on occasion from the front end.  The top link bushes are complete
> still in place but seem to be cracked.  I am wondering if those old bushes
> could be a source of my problem.  Has anyone had any problems with this
> of the front suspension?  What were the symptoms?
> Sorry for such a nebulous, rambling query but before I start tearing into
> the hardware, I want to benefit from the accumulated knowledge of the
> Rovernet world:-)  Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
> Tom
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