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Camber Plate/Shock Mount


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I had an annoying squeak start front drivers side when turning the steering wheel to the left. This squeak was shortly followed by a squeak developing over bump.  I read the forums and tried the suggestions of grease this and that ... check this and that. ... until I finally bit the bullet and pulled the shock out and found the Camber Plate/Shock Mount bushing was shot.

 

Easy DIY if you have the tools. After going to the dealership to find they do not stock Camber Plate/Shock Mounts for MY2001 C4 which amazes me since it crosses multiple years of 911's.  But I digress  ...

 

After lifting car remove front carriage tray

 

Remove wheels

 

Disconnect sway bar both sides

 

Remove brake caliper from side/sides you are working on and tie off

 

Disconnect CV Joint from side/sides you are working on

 

Loosen Camber Plate/Shock Mount and let drop slowly

 

Swing strut out

 

Remove strut bolt and slide strut out

 

Use spring clamps to compress spring and impact wrench to remove shock nut

 

Pull Camber Plate/Shock Mount

 

Separate from bearing ( good time to clean and re-grease bearing)

 

Re- assemble in reverse order ...

 

Just under 3 hours cuz it was my first time ...

 

More fun than an oil change!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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