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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: South Africa
Re: 146 rear shock absorber replacement
Yeah, what mo4 said. rears are a walk in a park.
Put the car on jack stands and then lift the wheel a bit with the jack not to extend the shock to its full length. Remove the 2 nuts and slide the bolts out just enough to get the shock out.
The fronts are a biatch - don't even attempt it yourself - you need special spring clamps - the cheap stuff jumps off and can injure easily. Oh yes you'll need a wheel alignment after the fronts are done - usually the same guys can do it. No need for alignment after the rears are done.