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Old 06-11-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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Question strut assembly boot and retainer moves freely?

I just put on some OME 882 coils and OME 90004 struts and they rode great for a few days, but then I started hearing a concerning clunking on every bump from the front right. I pulled off my wheel and think the sound it coming from the boot and inner retainer on my strut assembly. They both move freely when the weight of my truck is off them. Is this normal?

I'm a noob and this is my first time working on my suspension and I couldn't find any information regarding this, probably because its common sense.

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Old 06-12-2012, 03:10 PM   #2
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sees what you did there.
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Can you take a picture of what you mean by "inner retainer"?
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hope this helps
both these parts within the coil move freely
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:25 PM   #4
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sees what you did there.
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Hmm, the plastic shield shouldn't really move freely, but it isn't really damaging anything by doing so. Hopefully something with the OMEs will chime in.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:28 PM   #5
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I am guessing the centering washers were not installed correctly when you put the strut hat on, therefore the dust boot isn't getting the clamping pressure.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:29 PM   #6
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Did these washers come out when you disassembled the stock strut?

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Old 06-12-2012, 04:33 PM   #7
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And I think your spring perch is installed upside down, going by this Wheeler's photo as a reference: http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/omecoil.JPG
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