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Old 10-03-2012, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by raschwar View Post
I'm replacing the front struts on 2000 528. I don't trust the orientation of the old ones and the new ones have no markings. What's the proper way to orient the lower spring perch in relation to the vehicle?

What's in the car now and what are you replacing them with? Do the current struts have any labels or markings on them that show how to align with the pinch-bolt gap in the carriers? If they are originals, they should be properly oriented.

Don't know if it will help but here's a comprehensive DIY write-up on the replacement of Sachs struts with same.
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