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Re: can i fit 4 wheel drive in my car
Unless you have a nice fat stack of cash and a chassis shop laying around or you can get your car on **** my ride, it would be nest to impossibe to convert you Zuki into a 4WD car. I would go with stock shocks, your car is pre-tuned to drive best with them installed and they are tuned to drive best with your car installed on them! Good luck!
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Hi Mark, Have a look at the ball joints, tie rod ends and rack ends. If these parts are dry or worn they can cause the problem you refer to. If the are fitted with greasing nipples gease them and test. The shock absorbers assembly can also give a similar sound. At the top of the shock absorbers there are parts known as the pads or top mounts. These have a bearing or bush which rotate allowing the wheel to be steered. If they are dry they can also create the noise. Another place to look is at the rubber cushions where the springs are mounted, top and bottom. If there is a drumming sound when driving it would be a good idea to inspect the suspension bushes. If they are worn you may be replacing tyres more frequently than you would if the bushes are replaced. Regards John .
You do not say if you had the shock absorber changed at the same time..Springs normally break due to the shock absorber losing hydraulic fluid and the spring has to take all the force of any normal impacts from the road.ie pot holes and bumps.. In all cases it is best to change both the coil spring and shock absorber on both sides just to avoid the problem you are describing. i am certain your garage would have fitted the correct item(s) for your model.
Please raise the car 3ft,remove front tire,remove the front steering lingkages.remove the 2 nut on the bolt of the shock absorber.remove the strut bolt of the wheel.get a special tools or coil spring compresser to compres the coil spring then remove the upper bolt of the shock absorber,replace the shock,replace the clock spring of the steering wheel.
Support the vehicle safely on jackstands. Support it at a height which will allow sufficient room to reach the upper shock absorber mount.
Remove the wheel.
Remove the upper shock nut, washer and bushing.
Remove the lower mounting bolt(s) and remove the shock from the vehicle.
Install the shock absorber in the vehicle and loosely tighten the upper shock absorber nut. Make sure the install the bushings and washers before installing the upper nut.
For 4WD vehicles, install the shock absorber so that the white paint mark at the lower side of the shock absorber faces the outer side of the vehicle. Install the lower shock absorber bolt(s). On 1992-95 Montero torsion bar suspensions, tighten the single lower mounting bolt and nut to 65-76 ft. lbs. (88-103 Nm). On all other vehicles (whether torsion bar or coil spring suspensions), the two lower shock absorber mounting bolts should be tightened only to 7-10 ft. lbs. (9-14 Nm).
Fig. 1: Install the shock absorber so that the white mark faces toward the outside of the vehicle - 4WD vehicles, except 1992-95 Monteros
Fig. 2: Install the bushings, washers and nuts in the order shown - except 1992-95 Monteros
On 1992-95 Monteros, tighten the shock absorber installation nut so that the dimensions shown in the illustration ( A and B) are at the standard values. These standard values are: A - 0.04-0.08 in. (1-2mm), B - 0.06-0.10 in. (1.5-2.5mm).
WARNING When tightening the nut, be careful not to bend the stud pin of the washer assembly.
On all other vehicles, once the lower mounting bolt(s) are tightened, tighten the upper shock absorber mounting nut all the way to the end of the thread on the shock absorber stud, then tighten the locking nut to 9-13 ft. lbs. (12-18 Nm).
Install the wheel.
Lower the vehicle to the ground.
Fig. 3: When installing the upper shock nuts on 1992-95 Monteros, make sure measurement A is 0.04-0.08 in. (1-2mm)
Fig. 4: When installing the upper shock assembly, make sure its components are positioned as shown - 1992-95 Monteros
with great difficulty,three bolts hold the plate that takes the top bush/mounting .jack vehicle up and support with axle stand .Another jack under rear axle ,jack this one up till cars starts to lift then fit the spring clamps and compress the spring.Next undo the 3/4 13mm headed bolts that hold the plate to the chassis ,if you can release them???---??? ,then next using a small bottle jack take the strain on the bottom of the shock absorber and then remove the bolt ,lower the jack and the top one will lower as well ,undo the two nuts on the top mounting and pull the old shock absorber out .Or what i do if back is dancing and thats to do as above to support vehicle ,support lower of shock absorber ,remove the bolt and then jack it up ,then drill a small hole about an inch from the top of the tube and then thread it ,refill the shock absorber with a heavier oil like dextron .fit a bolt into the hole with a rubber washer and its as good as new