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 Post subject: Rear shackle rubbers
Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:16 pm 
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Is it a very time consuming job to replace these rubbers?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Rear shackle rubbers
Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:44 pm 
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On a ute its p*** easy, 10 mins a side tops, not sure on a wagon tho, altho im sure itd be much the same just a little tighter due to the rear bumper, hoist is the go 8-)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Rear shackle rubbers
Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:53 pm 
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Thanks. Am hoping this will run down a squeak which is somewhat annoying. Shocks are ok exhaust is new can't think of anything else..

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:06 pm 
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Apply some moly grease on the slipper pads inbetween the leaves......need to have the body on jack stands and let the diff hang....makes it easier to apply.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Rear shackle rubbers
Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:21 pm 
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Thank you I can borrow stands next week. This has been a real bastard to run down, it only happens at over 90kph and rough surfaces don't make any difference. It is totally intermittent.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Rear shackle rubbers
Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:45 pm 
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Couldn't get the stands so went to my local Bridgestone shop and they said it was a 4 hour job. Everyone else suggests an hour to an hour and a half. Is there something different about a wagon to make them think that?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Rear shackle rubbers
Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:13 pm 
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Andrew S wrote:
Couldn't get the stands so went to my local Bridgestone shop and they said it was a 4 hour job. Everyone else suggests an hour to an hour and a half. Is there something different about a wagon to make them think that?


4 hours ?????... :shock: ....they must be relying on God to get it done...... :?

An hour if all goes well...hour and a half with some difficulties.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Rear shackle rubbers
Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:21 pm 
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On a recommendation I went to another Bridgestone branch - this one in Ashmore - discussed the job with them and they said no longer than an hour and a half max.
I waited and they did the job in 55 minutes.
I got home and sent a polite email to Bridgestone head office telling them what I thought of their Nerang branch. I'm sure it won't do any good but I feel better for having sent it.
Cjh you were spot on with your time estimate. 50 years ago I would have done the job myself but these days I'm not keen on climbing under cars any more.

 

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