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Old 04-04-2013, 09:05 AM
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To follow up on this:

I ordered a thrust bearing kit, though after removing the strut from the car and opening the package it turned out to be just one bearing and 2 washers. Decided to just install the washer with some grease between the spring and the collar.

However on refitting the top bearing plate, it stopped turning as soon was we tightened it again. Upon closer inspection it turned out that the washer that goes directly underneath the top bearing was fitter under the top plate that holds the spring. Fitted it in the right position and all binding issues are gone now.

Installed the greased washer underneath the spring on the other side as well, just to be sure, but that side also had the top washer installed in the wrong place. All is well now, so I'm a happy camper...
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