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 Post subject: Front strut top mount alignment
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:38 pm 
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For some reason one of my Pedders coil springs has broken .

After a quick phone call to Pedders they kindly sent me a free one out as well as me buying one, thought better have 2 new on the front again(Have one as a spare now as well)

Now what I need to know is I noticed the top mount isn't made flat and has an angle to it so obviously needs sitting on the coil spring correctly before putting back together.For some reason I'm not sure the previous owner had it in the correct place ? On an old original strut I kept there are some half moon cut outs along under mount edge then there is a small half moon cut out and looks like this is possibly the centre line of strut to wheel centre if that makes sense. Just wondering if someone could get there head under the arch at the front strut and see if the small half moon cut out looks in line with the wheel centre.


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 Post subject: Re: Front strut top mount alignment
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:12 pm 
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Seems to me they had a direction and the pointy section faces forward. Been a few years since I took mine apart.
The part I used was for a Murano, but its the same mount as for my T30.
Here is a link to a selection of them, and if you look at the pictures you will notice what I mean.
https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/nis ... mount,7600


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 Post subject: Re: Front strut top mount alignment
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:21 pm 
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Managed to find an arrow stamped into the coil top hat/mount today and I was also right in thinking the small half moon cut out is inline with this arrow too underneath .Didn't spot it with all the crud built up but wiped it off and low and behold there it was.Looked at the rears and they have a circled stamped into the mount for lining it up.


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 Post subject: Re: Front strut top mount alignment
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:24 pm 
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Have a read of this post :thumbs:

https://www.x-trail-uk.co.uk/viewtopic. ... 8&start=30


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 Post subject: Re: Front strut top mount alignment
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:26 pm 
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Umbongo wrote:



All done now Thanks Umbongo.Did the drop links, track rod ends and arb bushes too while at it ,then tracked the ole girl up with my old Dunlop tracking gear.Suspension is so different now up front ,such a better feel to it and no knocks now(The track rod ends definitely needed doing)


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