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ChrisCM



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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 SW Santorini Black
Rear shock absorber removal.

I'm afraid this will seem like a VERY basic question but...

I need to change the rear shock absorber rubber bushes. My question is, do I need to "decompress " the shocks, i.e. Have the rear axle hang free by supporting the chassis, or can I take them off whilst supporting the vehicle by axle stands under the rear axle.

If I do have to support the chassis where is the best place to support it? Can I support it under the rear cross member?

Thanks,

Chris 2010 Defender 110 Station Wagon, Santorini Black.

Post #602573 17th Feb 2017 12:39pm
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Retroanaconda



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No, just remove the wheel for access and there'll be plenty of room with the axle on a suitable stand. If the shock is gas-filled then it will try to extend once removed, so it'll need to be compressed down again to re-fit but this isn't difficult.

Lower nuts can be fun to undo if they've been on a while, I've had to cut them off before.

Post #602575 17th Feb 2017 12:47pm
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ChrisCM



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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 SW Santorini Black

Thanks for that, they are the standard shocks, not sure if gas filled.

Hopefully the nuts will be ok 😳

Chris 2010 Defender 110 Station Wagon, Santorini Black.

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custom90steve



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You can do them in situ, no jack or anything at all. You can compress them by hand.
Bear in mind as I'm sure you are aware that there are torque figures for all of these findings.
Bets replaced with new once removed ideally too. Watts รท Volts = Amps.
Amps X Volts = Watts

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Screbble



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This might also prove useful...

http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic40334.html

Best of luck Thumbs Up

Post #602615 17th Feb 2017 4:17pm
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ChrisCM



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Thanks for the info guys.

Chris 2010 Defender 110 Station Wagon, Santorini Black.

Post #602798 18th Feb 2017 1:32pm
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MartinK



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and here http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic13312.html Defender "Puma" 2.4 110 County Utility (possibly the last of the 2.4's)
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