DB9 Top Gear Track
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: East Sussex
Interested to see the pcture of this as there's no way the upper wishbone inner bush can be touching the damper/shock, the car would be going round in circles.
There isn't a huge amount of clearance between the bush and sping, I have my bolts the other way around and the end of the bolt is certainly close, so I suppose it the car's had a bump the spring may have twisted on it's seat and thrown it out of alignment.
The shock, spring and lower fork can be taken out as one but it's not easy, they're just that bit too long to get them out easily. The ARB drop-link has to be undone, the lower for bolt and the two bolts on the top in the engine bay (the two inner nuts), then tap the inner studs and the whole assembly will drop, but it won't drop far enough to get it out as the fork fouls the lower wishbone.
The only way I've ever managed to get it out is to remove the wheel arch liner and split the upper and lower wishbone balljoints, then push the lower wishbone down with your foot (or get an assistant to help) and wriggle it out, just about clears the wheel arch.
All the best