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Old 04-22-2012, 12:43 PM
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Strut Bearing Position

I was doing a little working and cleaning on my 2006 X30 last night. I noticed that the strut bearing(?) had traveled up the shaft slightly. I was able to slide it back in the strut very easily with my hand.

My question is, is this something that should move easily? Should there be a retainer on here to keep it in place?

Thanks in advance, Brad.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:46 PM
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Something is not right. Those are interference fit and need to be driven in, so no retainers. If you were able to slide it back in with your hand something tells me the wrong size was possibly installed.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:41 PM
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time to replace it...
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^ yep. These are pressed in. Worn out or wrong part.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:19 PM
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It would be a real bummer if the bearing started spinning in the strut. Needs replacing.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:42 PM
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9 bolts - 8 for the strut, 1 for the prop... pull strut, take out old beadings...replace with new...replace strut - replace prop - go have fun...
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:11 PM
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Interesting, I did not think about removing the strut. My first thought was that I would need to remove the shaft and leave the strut in place. If I removed the strut, would I need to do the engine aligent? That may be above my level of expertise. But I think I could remove the strut fairly easily.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:20 PM
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I would be rather hesitant about removing the strut itself.

First, there is no reason to remove it.

Secondly, unless there is something wrong, there will be an incredibly strong adhesive also holding it on that will be very hard to remove.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:14 PM
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Interesting, I did not think about removing the strut. My first thought was that I would need to remove the shaft and leave the strut in place. If I removed the strut, would I need to do the engine aligent? That may be above my level of expertise. But I think I could remove the strut fairly easily.
You can replace the bearing with the strut in place and just removing the shaft. Removing the strut is a serious pain because of the 5200 used to secure it, removing it usually takes some gel and fiberglass with it.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:44 PM
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There is NO need to remove the strut and in fact that isn't what you should do.

Pull the prop, remove the shaft and install new bearings. Skidim.com carries them.
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