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Old 11-13-2017, 12:45 PM   #1
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Correct track fix

Got home with our /2017 Legacy from the national rally and next day went to grease the wet bolts. The rear left side bolt and correct track yellow plates were missing. The spring was not attached to the rear spring hanger. Contacted Lippert tech and he sent the required parts by UPS with no hassle. Thank you Lippert. Installed this AM. Dealer is 2.5 he's away so by doing it myself I saved the time, diesel fuel, and dealer wait (usually weeks).
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:15 PM   #2
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That's not the first time I'v heard of that problem it needs to be one of the things to check before for going on a trip!

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Old 11-15-2017, 06:06 AM   #3
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My buddy with an identical rig as mine lost his right rear one this fall in Montana. I will be ordering replacements. And yes, he had torqued his as I do twice a year.
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:11 AM   #4
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I had a '56 Lincoln - there was a switch the driver could hit to grease the whole car except the drive shaft ... be a neat addition to 5er ...

Why are these wet bolts loosening? Question for those that have fastener experience, "Could Loctite be added to wet bolt nuts? Usually torque is backed off a little due to lube value of Loctite before setting,"

Thoughts please Loctite
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:37 PM   #5
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I also found a missing bolt on one of my spring ends. I replaced the whole suspension because it was worn out. The brass bushings were worn through and the spring eyes were egg shaped.

To prevent a bolt from backing out again, I double nutted all of them. Short of a bolt breaking, they will not be missing again.
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:49 PM   #6
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beejee, Good point. I will double but mine as well with lockwashers between if space allows.
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